Scary

Things have been busy here these last few weeks. I’m half through three family birthdays and our church’s women’s retreat. One birthday and the retreat left to plan, prep and set up for in the next couple weeks. Please don’t think that’s all I’ve been up to though. I’ve also been working on something new for the shop (hint: it’s there now, more details coming in another post) and Husband surprised me with something crazy (uh, scary???) a week or so ago. Oh, and I was sick all last week. But back to the scary part.

Chicken and flowers illustration

It probably won’t sound so scary to you, but here it is… Husband purchased a mamasbrush domain name and hosting for my blog! I came down from getting the kids in bed (not for the faint of heart with 6 kids !) and he’d done it already. So sweet! And so scary!

The trick is that it isn’t so easy to switch from a free wordpress blog to a self hosted one. We are still figuring out if we can do it without loosing all my Pinterest links and you my precious followers! That’s the scary part. A good percentage of you all come from Pinterest every day and we don’t yet know how to do a seemless redirect. If we did, we would have already transfered everything. It’s already there…. sitting ready to use. I’ve delayed posting here recently (not that I’ve had the time) because I’ll now have to move this post manually to keep it over there.

In light of eternity, this is not a big deal, but as one who has been slowly trying to build up my blog over the years and work hard to use Pinterest, I’d hate to have to start over.

Also, I don’t know how my subscriber list is going to work. I’m researching this still. I know that all of you who have followed me via WordPress Reader will not be transferred, so if you are interested in coming along, please sign up to receive posts via email and I’ll see what I can do.

I’ll keep you posted as to the move so you can come along if you so desire! 🙂

Thanks for your support and encouragement over the years… can’t wait to see what’s around the corner!

Blessings,

Babychaser / mamasbrush designs

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2 thoughts on “Scary”

  1. That’s so exciting! Congratulations! I had my blog moved over from Blogger to self hosted WordPress last year. I was on Blogger for something like 10 years, so it was a huge project, and I had someone do it for me. Anyway, it didn’t affect my followers or anything. Just wanted to let you know that! I’m excited for you.

    1. Thanks Pam! Husband figured out the switch and we are now redirecting. I’m waiting to figure out the subscriber pluggin stuff before announcing it officially! 🙂 So many little details! Hiring someone would have been amazing! 🙂

      Blessings,
      Babychaser/mamasbrush

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