So, you may (or sadly, may not) have noticed that the Only Girl website has had a little spruce up – thoughts on a postcard would be appreciated. I can assure you, this has been no small feat- in –fact it has used more brain power than completing the tax credits form combined with working out our under-floor heating, but I’m getting there and WILL NOT give up!
I’ve been blogging for nearly 3 years, but never on my own site; I was lucky that I would rock up to work, do my little blogging thing and the site would all be taken care of by those far better equipped in tech talk. Starting my own blog in November last year was a tad daunting to say the least, I’d been planning the moment for years and it was finally here- but this euphoria was short lived, as I soon realised I’d outgrown my WordPress.com site. I wanted more – I wanted and needed more control and flexibility- but this meant truly coming out of my comfort zone, heading into the unknown wilds of WordPress.org! .Org in all its self-hosted, plugin and css glory.
Panic not friend, if I’m using words that sound like you’ve overheard a Mark Zuckerberg/Bill Gates confab, there’s help at hand. I wouldn’t have had the balls or know-how to get started had it not been for one thing – Blogger Boss; A place where us creative blogger types can find refuge in the caring arms of Madeleine and co, who will guide you through all the tech jargon you’ve spent years avoiding. Blogger Boss is a 9 week course focused solely on teaching the scary tech stuff, so you can be in complete control of your blog.
Thus far me and my little group of blog-babes are only on the pre-course module, but have had my hand held through setting up my .org site, selecting and installing Fab blog templates over on Etsy, installing and using plugins (with tried and tested recommendations) – all with the added bonus of a FB community to remind you that you’re not the only one wondering where to stick your Google Analytics code (trust me, I was tempted to shove it right back from whence it came on a couple of occasions!!).
Come over and join in the fun, we’re officially starting our techy-makeovers on 1st of June so make sure you sign up before then.
But for now – please please let me know your thoughts on the new site, good, bad and ugly – I can handle the feedback!