Sunday, April 5, 2015

Moving From Blogspot to Wordpress

I know most of you guys know a heck of a lot more about computers than I do, but I'm going to explain before I explain:

Even though the fancy url up at the top doesn't show it, I use Blogspot to type up my blog.  It's easy to use, and honestly, if I wasn't considering "going professional", I'd still stay here.

Unfortunately, I just can't seem to tweak the design to look professional, no matter how hard I try, so it's off to Wordpress I go.

Why am I bothering telling you this?

Well, if you've clicked "Follow this Blog" in the past you probably get email updates whenever I manage to post.... also, if you have me listed on a sidebar on your blog, it updates for you whenever I post.

What will be different after I switch where I host this blog?

HOPEFULLY NOTHING. (Knock on wood.  Spit over left shoulder.  Uh... what other superstitious stuff do people do? Throw a black cat at a mirror?  Anyways, you get the point.)

In other words, if all goes well, you guys won't notice anything but a slight blog redesign.  The name won't change, or anything.

Unfortunately, I'm usually quite terrible at website stuff, so I doubt all will go well.  I'm trying to keep all the thousands upon thousands (HA.)  of followers I've accrued over the past 7.5 years (can you believe it's been that long?!)...but who knows if I'm following the directions right.

So.

Hopefully I'll manage to "migrate" you guys over with me.... and if not, well... well, I guess this serves as my warning that you might have to click the "Follow this Blog" button again if you stop receiving notifications that I am posting.. and/or update the url on the few people I have who list me as a blog they follow.

Once again:  my url will stay the same (www.beckybeanwrites.com).  However, since a lot of you have followed me as blogofbecky.blogspot.com, and it just automatically forwards you to the correct url.... well, when I switch to wordpress it might mess everything up.

If any of you get a weird "301 Redirect" notice, would you let me know?  That means I've done it really wrong, and I have to go bang my head against a wall for a couple of hours as I try to fix it.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Edit:  DAGNABIT.  I was gonna do try to switch it right now, but NameCheap (who I bought my domain name from) is doing maintenance.  I guess I'll try the switch tomorrow night.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

Good luck Becky!! I actually have no idea what you just explained there. (9 years of blogger, still woefully incompetent!) I'll look for ya!

April 6, 2015 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Bif said...

We'll follow you to the ends of the internet...

Not that we're stalkers, or anything.

April 7, 2015 at 6:32 PM  

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