Well, I am finally a self-hosted blog!
Unfortunately, all email subscriptions didn’t carry over to the new host, so if you were signed up to receive my blog posts by email, you’ll have to sign up again. There’s a box on the left side of the screen to enter your email address then just hit subscribe! Easy peasy.
I’ve thought about switching to a self-hosted site for quite a while and finally decided to do it. I was originally going to have my brother make the move for me – he’s the one that does all the technical computer stuff that I can’t do (which is almost everything ). He went to college for computers and has some kind of computer degree, so I trust him.
However, he has never moved a blog from one host to another before, and the more I researched it and found out how involved it could be with a possibility of losing lots of past posts in the move, I decided to hire someone to make the move for me.
I was lucky enough to come across Scott at BlogCrafted. I had read a review of his work on another blogger’s site, so I emailed him. All I was looking for was simply to switch from WordPress to BlueHost. I didn’t want any fancy blog package or custom header. I just wanted to make a basic switch.
Scott answered all my emails and questions very quickly and was very easy to work with. We set up a timeline of when he would be able to do it – he said normally it only takes a couple of hours. So, I signed up for BlueHost through a link he provided.
Then, Scott saw how many pictures I had that needed to be transferred – over 5,000. What can I say – I like taking pictures. He said that it would take a little longer than originally planned, but I still think he got it done quickly. He started the move Sunday and was done by Monday morning. Perfect.
If you’re looking to switch hosts, I definitely recommend BlogCrafted. The rate for my move was very reasonable (less than $100), and I received a discount for signing up through BlueHost with his link.
I am still figuring out the plug-ins and widgets (that’s where my brother comes in!), but I am very excited to be self-hosted now. And a big thank you to Scott for all of his hard work!
Backing up to the weekend…
Saturday night, we went out to a little Mexican food restaurant near us that we had never been to before. Probably not the best idea with the DietBet ending tomorrow, but’s what’s done is done. At least we went for a walk for awhile afterwards.
On Sunday afternoon, Danny and I went to a salad restaurant called Diced. It’s similar to SaladWorks, which just went out of business near me. Bummer.
His and her salads (mine’s the salad on the left without the crazy amount of cheese and egg):
I liked Diced, but I thought it was way too expensive. I guess it’s partly my fault because I added a lot of “premium” ingredients, which are an extra charge, but $1 for apples is a bit much in my opinion. Still, it was good and a healthy lunch option.
After lunch, Danny and I saw The Host at the movie theater. It was alright. I read the book a few years ago, and wanted to see it, but I wouldn’t say it was great.
- 4 minute plank
- 12 minutes elliptical
- BodyPump – 60 minutes
- 3 miles outside, WINDY
My 15k training plan called for three miles this morning, so I decided that it would be better to get used to running outside. I guess I didn’t realize that there was a wind advisory this morning. The first half of my run went great because I was running with the wind and it was kind of pushing me along.
Then, I turned around to run back and it felt like my body had slammed into a brick wall. The wind was blowing so hard that I could barely walk, let alone run. I walked/ran on the way back, getting the running in while the wind died down for about 10 seconds.
Not the best run, but at least I am braving the elements
- Did you workout today?
- Every run in the wind?
- What was the best thing you ate this weekend?