I’ve done it! Finally my blog is now a self hosted site! I have been thinking about taking the leap and launching my self-hosted blog space now for some time and I am pleased to say that on 27th April 2016 I finally did it! It wasn’t as complicated as I thought it would be but it was a little bit of a bumpy ride. I can’t thank the guys at TSO hosting enough for all their patience and fixing my issues, questions and rambles.
There are a few reasons why I decided to go self hosted but mostly I just felt like I had finally got all I could from using the free WordPress site for my blog. I loved using WordPress and have done for three years but I’ve recently been fortunate enough to take part in some really fantastic opportunities and I wanted to treat my blog more like my business as it’s what I spend the majority of my time working on. I felt like I wanted to add a bit more ME into the blog and open up the door to a few more opportunities. I really like that I can have a bit more freedom and more space to branch out too! There’s sure to be lots of exciting times ahead for me and my little old blog.
With this new change I thought it was time for a new theme too. I’ve stuck with the pink for my Candyfloss & Dreams name – you’ll be glad to know my hair is also bright pink so I am fully committed to my Candyfloss brand…although the hair dye colour was Carnation Pink but that’s okay. I’m still trying to figure everything out and I know this is going to be a big learning curve for me but I felt like I’ve done so much in the last seven months with my blog and became more active in the community that I can really start working on it a little better.
So if you haven’t already, have a little look around and tell me what you think of the new space! I would really love if if you would subscribe and share any of my posts along your social media that you feel are worth shouting about and feel free to follow me on Twitter & Instagram too!
Have you gone self hosted yet? What are your thoughts?