I promise, this isn’t about to be a post about being burnt out on blogging. The only thing more narcissistic than having a corner of the Internet devoted to yourself is becoming deeply taxed from looking in the mirror and writing about it. (Obviously, breaks from blogging because one has better things to do with one’s time are a different story… we should all take breaks from the screens that control us on a regular basis. Plus, there is usually something better to do than blogging, especially if you ask my mother.) And this isn’t a goodbye post from blogging. Sometimes I have days where I wonder if it is worth the time from our lives to be here, if anyone is reading, if it is a total waste. But on the whole, no, I don’t really want to quit.
I am not tired of blogging, just a little tired of this blog, this space. This blog will never be huge, will never have millions of followers, will never make money. That’s ok with me. I like it the way it is, the way it lets me share our lives with the ones we love who are far away and have a creative space to enjoy.
But the space itself. I’m not so sure anymore. I feel like it is a little vain to invest time and any little money on a blog, but I also feel a little tired it the way it is. So can we just talk shop for a little while?
I started out with WordPress all those many moons ago and for the most part I’ve been happy. But lately I feel like it doesn’t seem to have what I want.Which, I’ll be honest, I’m not exactly sure what that is. Buttons! Cool header! Space for photos! Easy commenting! I just know that sometimes I find myself trolling through graphic design sites and Etsy blog template spreads and wanting a little facelift. Many of these require a Blogger or Blogspot host site instead. And then I find myself Googling how to migrate my WordPress blog to another host and my brain starts hurting because technology makes me want to vomit. Let’s just jump straight to my questions:
- Those of you who blog, what host do you use and how do you feel about it?
- Have any of you migrated your blog from one site to another successfully?
- Graphic designer people. Have you used them, was it worth it, have you tried those Etsy templates? Names People – I need names!
- For those of you who do or don’t blog, what things drive you crazy on blogs?
Ok then. Thanks in advance for your help in my blogging existential crisis. Back on to more important things, like planning donut flavors for tomorrow’s 4th Annual Homemade Donut Making Extravaganza. Happy weekend!