Moving the blog.

I really love this blog.  I’ve enjoyed it as a place to discuss and dream.  In this place new friends have met old, stories have been shared and people have connected.  I really have enjoyed my time on wordpress.com.

That said I’ve felt a prodding lately.  Opportunities have come my way that I’ve sadly had to pass up. I was feeling a little constrained in terms of design and personalization and wanted more from the blog.  I kept feeling like it was time to move but wasn’t listening to those feelings.  I was ignoring that urge and just kept plugging along.  Until now that is.  I’ve finally decided to listen.

I’ve found a host, I’m taking the leap and I’m going to build the site I feel is right for me.  At first you won’t notice a difference, the domain name will remain the same and the format will be as well but as time passes and I get a little more comfortable I’ll be able to personalize it, I’ll be able to make it more of what I think it should be and I’m excited about that possibility.

That being said I’m absolutely terrified.  I’m terrified of failure, of having made the wrong decision.  I worry about losing all of my followers and you are lovely people, I don’t want to lose you.  I wonder if I’m misinterpreting this prodding and have gone off in a direction I shouldn’t go.

Ultimately I cannot live a life in fear, I must take that leap of faith and I think now is the time.  When we are frozen in fear we are frozen in place and that is never a good thing.  Without movement there is no growth, without growth there is no opportunity.

If you have subscribed through email I should be able to keep that going.   I hope so anyways!  If you have subscribed through wordpress.com we may lose touch for a while.  I hope you come over to my site http://ministrytomotherhood.com and visit.  I’ll have a subscription service set up or you can catch my RSS feed through your reader so we can reconnect.

It’s time to make the move.  It’s time to act in faith knowing that what comes next will be another interesting adventure…

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4 responses to “Moving the blog.

  1. I’ve been thinking of doing the same thing but had no clue the best way to do it. Perhaps you can share some insights?

    • I went with twenty70 hosting and she has been really helpful. She will transfer everything for me and has been quite patient as I’ve thought about everything.

      Ultimately I would recommend finding a host who is willing to help with the transfer. If you do it alone it seems quite daunting. I know that wordpress has some that they recommend but I went with Kelly as she offers great customer service and I’ve heard from other bloggers that she is wonderful. I personally need a real person on the other end of the phone/email so this has been wonderful.

      There are also forums here on wordpress that give you some ideas on how to go about doing it. If you want more info I’d be happy to share more. Send me an email at ministrytomotherhood@gmail.com if you have any more questions.

      Good luck with the move!

  2. Hi Becky, Looking forward to seeing the new look. Enjoy the change – renewal is a good thing. K

    • Thanks Katie! It’s always a little scary going from something you know to something new but I am looking forward to the new adventure and seeing what is yet to come. 🙂

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