Blog Overhaul

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Welcome to the all new Aimsy’s Antics!

A few weeks ago I took the plunge and went self-hosted. This meant migrating my blog from the Blogger site onto this new WordPress site, as well as finding a deal on a site host.

I think in the new year I felt like having a bit of a change and taking a bit more control of my blog. I was also wanting to be able to take more control of my blog layout and design, which is supposed to be a bit easier to do over on a self-hosted WordPress site rather than on Blogger. The other bonus is that all the content is now mine, rather than owned by Google, which wasn’t really a big issue for me.

So, once I chose my host it took around 24 hours for the migration to take effect, and for me to be able to customise how my blog looks. I placed the blog into maintenanceu00a0mode so that I could make all the changes behind the scenes, and as I mentioned in previous posts, I am incredibly indecisive, so there were a lot of changes made back and forth with various themes. I also needed the time to adjust to how WordPress works.
The update has also taken a bit longer than expected as there was a bit of a family emergency which meant I was away from the laptop for about a week, but family always comes first!

The theme I am currently using is a free one called ‘Avant by Kaira’ which allows for a bit of customisation. I updated my blog header so that it had a cleaner feel, removing the marble type background and opting for a plain white one. Some of the icons have had a shuffle around also. I also picked out the two main colours that I wanted to use, keeping the darker teal colour and adding a pop of pink, to match the bougainvillaea petals in the header.

Old header to new header

 

What do you think?

Anyway, I am hoping to get back into my blogging stride, and have quite a few new blog posts planned. I just need to write them!

Let me know what you think of the new blog layout in the comments below.

I would also be grateful for any WordPress tips and tricks you may have.

Thanks for reading,

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