It is time for me to be serious. Mom has been talking about moving my blog from WordPress.com to a self hosted site since last fall but has been afraid to do it and has been putting it off. Blogpaws somehow kicked her in the behind and she has decided that we are tired of the limitations and it is time to move to a self hosted site. Now if you know mom you would understand that when she decides to do something it is NOW. This means that in the coming days we will be switching to a self hosted site. I am the dog in charge of the actual move which is scary in itself! WordPress.com is great but as you can see from the moving boxes, a self hosted site gives us a lot more GBGV wiggle butt room 🙂
When I started my blog it was just for fun and kind of a test to see what all goes on with blogs and social media but it did not take long to discover that I really liked blogging and everything else that goes along with it. I have a WordPress.com site because it is free and easy and if I decided to quit, nothing was lost. Now that I have found out how much I enjoy my blog and all my readers, it is time to move on up to the self hosted site that will give me more options many of which mom figured out (without me, still a bit angry about that) at Blogpaws. Some of the most fun things I want to do right away is to add some badges and linky lists…I could not do that with WordPress.com. The more comfortable I get with the self hosted unlimited options the more brave I will get…I sure hope anyway!
No need to worry…I am doing the worrying for everyone…believe me I am nervous about the move but I am sure things will be fine! I am not revamping my site, so many of you may not even notice the change, but over time I may start changing things up a bit. The site may be down for a brief time this week, but never fear, it will be back! If you subscribe to my blog your subscription is automatically transferred so you will continue to get my posts just comment reply notifications may not transfer. My url will remain the same as well http://MyGBGVLife.com I may not post again until the end of the week when I hopefully have everything moved to my new self hosted site. Cross your paws that my big paws don’t hit the wrong key, but I will do my doggy best to get things switched and running as soon as possible!
Thank you to all my readers and followers for stopping by my site and I look forward to barking and growling with you again in a day or two or three!