I finally took the plunge. I made the move from this little WordPress blog to my own domain. I have mixed feelings writing this post because it makes it all very final. It means I will have to give up this comfortable little space I have had for so long.
And that’s really it with a blog isn’t it. It’s mine. Every post and feature. I put it together from the bottom up, I didn’t know what I was doing nor did I have any blogger friends at the time to help me through it all.
I still remember my early days. Starting a new twitter account for the blog at zero followers. I can’t remember how it happened but I stumbled upon Bronwyn from Mother City Mom. She was so helpful, always sharing advice and going out of her way to help me with the silliest little things that I didn’t understand.
And that is what I love about the community and will never forget. How grateful I am for the new friends I have made and for the people that didn’t just step over me because I was new, because I didn’t have the hang of things. I hope I can help others in this same way.
It is in the end a labour of love. What else would make us tirelessly type away, photograph random items, edit them and then put a post together time and time again. I started for me. I wanted my own little corner of the internet to call home.
I’m still learning every day. Setting up the new site was a learning curve in itself. Once again I knew very little, but this time I had people at my side to show me the way. GI Jane, I would never have made this leap without you gently nudging and encouraging me (okay maybe not so gentle, they don’t call her that for nothing). Thank you for your patience with me and always being so uncommonly kind, helpful and willing.
To new spaces, a new little home. It is of course still a work in progress, most bloggers will tell you that it always will be. Constantly changing, updating and improving. Join me over on http://www.fayinthemaze.co.za
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