Welcome! I’m super excited to introduce you all to the new and improved C. Style! I’ve made the “big switch”, in blogger speak, from Blogger to WordPress. It’s been a long time coming, so I’m super excited that the day is finally here!
So what does this mean for you guys?
Well, hopefully you guys will find that the blog is much easier to navigate on your desktop and your mobile device! The new platform allows me to post bigger pictures, which is nice because you can see the outfits better. This is pretty essential, no? There is also an easier way to subscribe to C. Style and get the latest post e-mailed to you. All you have to do is enter your e-mail address in the box on the right. And, with the search bar on the right and the new and improved archives tab, it should be easier for you to find past posts.
Now, I must tell you all, I certainly didn’t come up with all of this on my own. I’m not that techy. Ha! I teamed up with Darin from Your Entrepreneur Inside to make it all happen, and I couldn’t be happier.
C.Style on WordPress Is Just the Start
All technology aside, making the move to WordPress allows me to keep C. Style going and growing. I have some really cool things planned that I can’t wait to share. Blogging is ever evolving and, truth be told, I’m usually pretty slow at adopting new technologies. In fact, I was quite apprehensive (you can read about that below), but after talking to Darin at Your Entrepreneur Inside, I decided to make the switch!
Now, if you are a blogger and you’re wondering why I decided to make the switch, I’d love to share.
The Decision to Move from Blogger to WordPress
With C.Style having been on the Blogger platform since its inception, it felt like home, it was easy, and I knew what I was doing. I was unfamiliar with WordPress, but after reading a few articles that Darin sent to me on making “the switch”, I learned a few things. I didn’t know that since I was a Blogger user, Google owned my content. I thought I owned my content -ha! I also learned that WordPress had some really great plug ins, specifically really great SEO plug ins. Then I learned that over 20% of all websites worldwide use WordPress, and there was security in knowing that. But, then there was the question, “Wait… Why?”. They must know something I don’t -ha! I also couldn’t help but notice that all the new widgets coming out for bloggers were often for WordPress users. Naturally, after reading the articles I had some concerns:
- Can I get hacked more easily on WordPress?
- How long will it take to transfer posts from Blogger to WordPress?
- How do I backup my blog? Why is this necessary on WordPress and not Blogger?
- Is there a way to have the blog load quicker on WordPress? I dislike going to blogs that take a long time to load.
Darin answered all my questions in none techy speak -ha! He made it really easy for me to understand. He actually pointed out that I should have been backing up my blog on Blogger, so I got right on that! Ha!
Looking back on the old Blogger design:
Say goodbye to the old design and say hello to the new C. Style! Where will we go next?!?!