Morning pals and Happy Friday to you all.
Hasn’t it felt like the longest week ever? I don’t know if it is because I’ve been home alone most of the week, but, I feel like Friday has felt like forever away. But we’re finally here and I couldn’t be happier. The Geek comes home today, we’ve got friends stopping with us over the weekend for board games and I’m seeing out wedding venue again on Sunday.
But, enough about that. I think you’ve noticed, things are a little different on Blogger & The Geek now. I decided to make the move to WordPress self hosted and it was one of the goals I wanted to achieve this year. So, on a whim, I decided to do it Sunday afternoon whilst waiting for Green Flag to change my tyre. And, super proud IT nerd moment, I did by myself and it was a piece of cake. Not to mention it’s gonna save me a small fortune each year.
I decided that it was time to freshen up the old blog. I found myself feeling that it wasn’t as good as other blogs and I just hated the limitations I had with Squarespace. Squarespace is ace, but when your whole brand is a website it’s not the one. I found it quite difficult to run a blog on, and I’m already in love with the freedom I have with WordPress. Luckily, I’ve ran a few websites using WordPress before so it’s not been too much of an adjustment.
It’s not quite how I want it yet. But I wanted to carry on blogging. I really missed it whilst I was recovering with my broken arm so I didn’t want to step back for too long. Now, I’m falling back in love with my website I can’t wait to get content back out there. The next week is going to be pretty sweet; lots of exciting new content and basically getting back doing the thing I love. I’m also gonna be mixing up my content more. I’m going to be favouring smaller posts. Posts about my day and what I’ve been up to as well as everything else Blogger & The Geek is about previously.
I suppose that’s what blogging has come down to me, a balance. It’s very easy for this hobby to sweep you up in a spiral of self doubt but also happiness. Starting my blog will always be one of the best things I’ve ever done and as I said to a PR contact on Monday, if it was to end tomorrow I would be so happy with what I have achieved. But with so many people starting blogs and already being well established in the blogging world, it’s easy to feel not good enough and that it’s a pointless hobby. I’m guilty of looking at other people’s blogs and thinking I wish I got that e-mail or that campaign. But, when it really comes down to it, I do this for myself.
Blogger & The Geek wasn’t set up to try and create a business out of it. It was set up because I wanted to be creative again and I wanted something to do in my spare time. I also wanted it to be something I could look back on and express my thoughts somewhere. They are the posts I want to recreate. One of my favourite posts I ever wrote was just after I got engaged. I was down on my friend’s dining room table and I just let the thoughts take over. I wrote why I was favouring staycations over going abroad, and it was one of those spurr of the moment posts. Not planned. Just literally wrote on a dining room table whilst eating eaton mess. That’s what I’m going back too.
Friends, I hope you stay with me for the ride whilst I create content I love.