Hi everyone! So this is very scary and exciting. I’m moving blogs! Many of you will know that my dream has been to move to self-hosted, and because of an excellent series of events, I decided I couldn’t wait until the end of this year.
So I took the plunge. Being self-hosted means I have way more freedom, I have a dot com URL, and I can use plugins like CommentLuv so I can see all of your lovely posts.
Anyway. I’ll talk more about that later.
WANT TO SEE IT??? DO YOU??
It uses the theme I won from Ashley @ Nose Graze, (it’s called Vintage Flowers) and the tutorials on her site are the only reason I could even do this! I’m terrible at technology.
So it’s not ready to launch until I get back to Australia (I have to figure out a giveaway and a tag/blog hop to spread the word) but you can take a look at loonyliterate.com and be gobsmacked by its awesomeness (haha).
I would have left it a bit longer to tell you. Unfortunately, though, I installed a plugin that linked to my new blog, so some of you have already seen it. Yeah, good one, Emily.
Hopefully, all my email followers will transfer over, and I’ll do a URL redirect on this blog, so it should go…pretty smoothly. I’ll just have to remind everyone that it’s Loony Literate instead of The Loony Teen Writer.
What do you think of the name??
Unfortunately I won’t be able to reply to the comments on the posts I’ve missed. Because, you know, I’m organising the new blog AND enjoying myself in England (who decided that combination was a good idea?? Oh yeah, my impatience). But I HAVE read all of them and I’m impressed by how many people commented on Negative Reviews Don’t Mean You’re a Better Reviewer. This is why I love the book blogging community – for the most part we’re so nice!
So I’ll comment on THIS post, and the ones I’ve scheduled, and then there’ll be a final wrap-up post here, and then you guys will be commenting on the new blog.
To all those who have moved to self-hosted – how long did it take for things to settle down? What was the hardest thing?