As you might remember from one of my previous blog post, I was toying with the idea of changing platform (Blogger to WordPress) and on going self-hosted. Well, moving from Blogger to WordPress happened and here below I am going to tell you all process I followed and what have changed.
I am very proud to say I managed this transition by my own. I read tons of blog posts about them, and I did it.
hello 35mminstyle, goodbye kateidoscope
What have changed?
As I previously said, kateidoscope – my older blog’s name – never felt appropriate for me. I loved the idea of my name inside the word kaleidoscope but it has always been far away from me. After the change, I have felt very much lighter. No regrets at all. I loved my old graphic but Blogger was becoming too small for me (not being able to put two images one next to another was killing my nerves, just to give you an example). Below you have my old blog layout.
What I did: bullet points
I am not good with long description of what I did, so I will give you a quick informative list of the transition. Obviously it wasn’t all roses and it took me around 2-3 weeks and even right now I have a few things to finish. Anyway here the list:
- Bought a new domain on the Black Friday’s week from Siteground (I highly recommend you to use this site – before I was on GoDaddy just so you know)
- Moved my Blogger kateidoscope to the WordPress.org 35mminstyle following Erin Azmir’s guideline post and Kotryna Bass blog
- Had a bit of trouble with redirecting every Blogger old posts to WordPress (not done perfectly I admit it)
- Buying my new layout from Hello You Design, I bought the Hello Foxy one
- Uploading it and editing all with my pictures, widgets and so on
- Got two very stressful days because nothing was going right codes-speaking
- Found a balance between the blog idea in my mind and the real one
- Almost finished my new blog layout and content (there are still a few pages I need to edit)
- Very very happy girl though.
Hello 35mm in style
Above you can see a preview of my new blog right now. I absolutely am in love with the blog’s name as it contains my two biggest passions: film photography (35mm) and fashion (in style).
I will try to do as many as possible but with filming developing time it might take a little longer. Of course most of them will still be in digital but I want to add film photography in fashion shoots too.
Best fashion blog post so far: Punk Chic with Zara
I have found these posts being my second favourite to write, so if I can help you by sharing what I have learned blog-wise and photography speaking here, bookmark my blog.
Best photography blog post so far: Why you don’t need a DSRL to take great pictures
A bit of lifestyle and beauty post and a lot of travel posts. The majority then might also be in analog because you know how much I love it (polaroids fan be ready!)
Best travel blog post so far: What to see in Ferrara and its countryside, Italy
This is about my photography job. With this theme there is the possibility to add a portfolio right in the middle of this blog and that is what I am currently working on.
Best photography blog post so far: Brighton in a Photograph
My new schedule
Since I have two jobs now and blogging is definitely my third and beloved one, I will blog my way, meaning I will try to express myself with less influence from the outside blogosphere, writing about what I love and what I know best (photography). Fashion posts will be dedicated to the fashion I am attracted to, meaning grunge, indie, alternative and sometimes classy. For sure, it will be evolving with me.
I will also try to be consistent with two weekly blog posts. As for Youtube, it will be on hiatus until I find more time. Although I miss being in front of a camera, I honestly have zero time to do it properly. I might be able to film some videos but there is no going to be any time for editing the footage. So I sadly have to put it aside for a while and concentrate on the blog.
My new social media
Still the same, names changed. Check them out, and don’t forget to leave me yours so I can follow you. And tell me your thoughts about this big change of mine. xx Cate