Changing my blog

Changing my blog

Hey guys!

So I have been thinking a bit about things I wish for my birthday (yes, I know, it’s in 31 days and I’m really early but I mean I have to plan things!)

And I have been wanting to do this for a while but I can’t make up my mind.

So I have been thinking about going self-hosted. After reading Tilly’s post, which was really useful, I had a bit of a better idea of what I would be going into. (She explains it really good, definitely check it out if you are thinking of going self-hosted!)

I have been thinking how to do it and I checked the pricing if you pay it yearly. I’ve also talked with my parents and they would be willing to pay the first yearly payment.

Then I was looking for a good hosting company and Tilly advised SiteGround. I showed it to my parents and it looked really good. It would do the transfer as part of the plan.

I was also looking for a new theme as you can get themes from PipDig for example. I found this one theme that I really like. I always had that image in my head when I imagined the perfect theme. And the best part is that you can customise so much! It’s called Equinox (here is the theme example). Screen Shot 2017-03-01 at 18.11.02.png

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I really like it because you can change so much! (Also the images aren’t mine, I’m not taking credit.) The theme also costs 59$. It’s pretty pricey but all themes are like that. I’ll probably pay a bit with my pocket money.

I really want to change to self-hosted but I don’t know if it’s too early? I don’t want it to change the way of finding my blog or something like that.

 

Please if you have any advice I would be very thankful! 🙂

XOXO, Rosie <3

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35 Comments

  1. 1st March 2017 / 6:35 pm

    what is the theme you use at the moment called?
    x

  2. 1st March 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I wrote a post about switching from hosted to self hosted and my thoughts on it which you may find helpful! I personally recommend it – and that theme is gorgeous too!x

  3. 1st March 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I think is nice 😉

    But I don’t know strictly some things… Will the name of blog different that this? And that blog will cancel, delete?

    • 1st March 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Oh, sorry, I made a mistake. There should be “I think it’s nice”
      😀

    • 1st March 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Well it won’t be deleted just transferred and the name won’t champ except that it will be Rosinaleeblog.com or Rosinalee.com instead of .wordpress.com
      xxx

      • 1st March 2017 / 7:59 pm

        Oh, ok, I understand.

        All the best! 😉

  4. 1st March 2017 / 8:55 pm

    All the best for the new venture dear! The theme is gorgeous 😍😍

  5. 2nd March 2017 / 1:52 am

    It depends on how you think your blog is doing, how devoted you are to your blog, and if you will continue to keep doing your blog. I’ve heard siteground is really good, and I might switch to self hosted too, either this summer or next.

  6. 2nd March 2017 / 12:44 pm

    The theme looks really nice! I think it depends on whether you really want to devote yourself to the blog. If you really want it and feel like you need to self-host your blog and see that it might be worth it, sure! Why not! It really is an amazing idea, and since your blog already is quite developed and not that recent, I guess it would be a nice change! Hope that advice helped! xxx

    • 2nd March 2017 / 3:45 pm

      Thanks so much for your advice! It really helps a lot !! Xxx

      • 3rd March 2017 / 12:50 pm

        Welcome! Just glad it could help! xxx

  7. 2nd March 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Omg that will look sooo pretty! I’ll swing by when it’s done ;). I switched to a personal plans, so I still use the free themes, but honestly if you are totally sure your going to stick with blogging and won’t get sick of the theme, then the 60 dollars is worth it!

  8. 3rd March 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I think you should totally go self-hosted! If you really want and are dedicated and KNOW the Ins-and outs of everything, you’re good to go!
    I would suggest looking at these articles first
    https://www.nosegraze.com/difference-wordpress-premium-self-hosted/
    https://www.nosegraze.com/walkthrough-moving-wordpress-com-self-hosted/
    http://designyourownblog.com/4-ways-make-money-from-your-blog/

    P.SI found a free really nice theme here:
    http://angiemakes.com/free-feminine-wordpress-theme-mary-kate/
    and other free themes here
    http://angiemakes.com/collection-free-feminine-wordpress-themes/

    • 3rd March 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Okay thank you so so much for the suggestions❤❤❤

  9. 6th March 2017 / 7:18 am

    I think this is an awesome birthday present! and I reckon that u wont til u try, so if u want to do it, do it! 🙂 all of us here will be by your side supporting u no matter what 🙂 <3 can't wait to hear more about this – maybe I'll give it a try! 🙂 <3

    • 6th March 2017 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks so much Lui! Your support means so much! I think I will do my leap of faith! xxx

      • 12th March 2017 / 12:00 am

        that’s alright 🙂 yay! I can’t wait to see how it turns out 🙂 <3 xx

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