Wow. I’m exhausted. But I think I’m done doing everything that needs to be done.
I got home from my weekly shift at the co-op and started in on switching from the Blogger blog to this new one. First, I had to delete all the posts (including all the ones where I was talking to myself, but I backed ’em up first). Then I re-imported everything from Blogger. I cleaned up the categories (again), switched my address on EntreCard and put up the widget over here. Got the redirect thing happening (ouch), then spent the rest of the afternoon resizing graphics, uploading them to my site and changing each and every post so the graphic was no longer running off to Blogger. I liked that Blogger did all that resizing for me, and if anyone knows of an easy way to get graphics into a WordPress blog, please share!
I’m going to fetch a wee bit o’ food for noshing while I go drop more cards!
And thanks for the encouragement to move to my own place, everyone!
I love the new look of your site!
Thanks, beeker! It’s nice and cozy, don’t you think?
Looking really good, well done for moving away from blogger!
Until Google and Blogger had all those “issues” a week or so back, I never had any incentive to leave. Had I realized how nice WordPress is, I’d have abandoned ship long ago. I may do the same for my other blogs. Eventually.
I like the new look. Congrats on the move!
Hi Kelly, welcome to WordPress! I was actually looking around and realised that your photo and the teeny bit of “about me” was gone. It was then that I noticed your own domain name.
Yeah, redirection’s painful. Just get your links correct and wait a bit.
@Haley… Thanks! As stressful as it was, it was far easier than I’d anticipated… and not as stressful as I had imagined it would be.
@Vincent… hehe I’ve got a whole “About Me” page now that I have to update. And the more I play around in the WordPress dashboard, the more things I discover, and the more I like it. The redirect is still wonky if you’re redirecting from a specific post, but I’ll have to sort that out later. At least my 404 page is friendly and inviting.
GREAT JOB Kelly…allot of work…continued success over here…will be seeing you round and about!!!!
all the best,
The new look is great! You’re making me want to finally, really do something with my domain too. 🙂
Yay! Welcome to the world of WordPress! You’ll love it. Love this layout 🙂
I still like blogger but wordpress is definitely the next step up.
I use Flickr to host any photos I put on my blog by the way. It’s a lot easier than messing about. Just use the medium size on flickr I think.
@Amy… thanks! Next, I think I need to work more on my Etsy store.
@Laura… this is my third domain, and it’s wicked cool just having them. LOL I offered to buy my daughter one for her 18th birthday (her name was available), but she thought it was just too weird.
@fragileheart… it took a while to find the right theme, but this one really makes me happy! I’m completely loving WordPress!
@clairec23… I was thinking about using my Flickr account, until I realized (while resizing files this morning for my Etsy store) I kind of like the control of knowing exactly what’s going out there on the web. The only extra step is uploading the files to my server before adding them to a post, but I’d have to add them to Flickr first, too. No more complaining about graphics for me, I guess! LOL
Nice and shiny, indeed. I’m digging the color combinations that you put in here. I’m not an artist, so I stay away from mixing too many colors – I may end up blinding someone. 🙂 But you’ve done a superb job!
@Rudy… I don’t worry about mixing up colors. I’ve had people say things like, “EEEK!” when they see some of the things I’ve done, but if it makes me happy… I go for it. And maybe someone with less than perfect visual acuity (like my new governor) would like the bolder, wilder, crazier stuff.
It’s not about being an artist, Rudy. It’s about laying out something that speaks to you. Go for it! Play with color!
An easy way to get images into WordPress? Try this on for size…
(This assumes you’re using version 2.3.3, with the visual editor disabled, so YMMV)
On the “Write Post” page, under the box where you write the post, there’s a section that says “upload”.
In the line that says “File:” click the browse button and select the file you want to use. the “Title” and “Description” boxes are optional.
Click the “Upload” button and after the file is sent to your server you’ll be presented with a thumbnail of the image and the choice to display the thumbnail, the full-size image, or just the filename. Below that you can decide whether the image links to the full-size image, a blog-page with the image on it, or nothing at all.
After the appropriate radio buttons are selected, click “send to editor” and the appropriate code will be inserted in the edit box above, at the curser position.
Hope that helps.
@Thriell… Thanks so much for the tip! I’m go to try it out right now.
omg… I think we are in the same town… I’ve BEEN to your Co-op!
@DogLady… LOL! I looked at your profile, you’re the next town over. But my mother-in-law used to live in your town.