Time for a Face Lift: Welcome to My Updated Blog

Posted July 19, 2018 by wildandw in Miscellaneous Feature / 12 Comments

It was time for a change, time for a face lift!  So, welcome to my updated blog!

First thing’s first — I took the plunge and migrated from WordPress.com to self-hosting!  This was a nerve-wracking notion for me, as I am not the most tech savvy.  Luckily, I noticed that some of my favorite blogs, including Novel Novice and Happy Indulgence, had a link to the creator of their theme, Nose Graze, on their websites.  Nose Graze offers the service of migrating your blog for you.  Finding that information was like hitting the jackpot!  It was also like opening a can of worms because I didn’t just stop with that purchase (I have zero regrets, though).

While browsing Nose Graze, I decided to purchase their Tweak Me v2 Theme!  I just wanted to spruce things up a bit, and this theme package seemed perfect.  It is the simple, cute theme that I was hoping for but couldn’t quite pull off on my own.  They also offer a support service and documentation to guide you, which I have already taken advantage of (and had a great experience).  I am not too proud to say how thankful I am for that added assistance.

I found even more that I had to have (sorry, not sorry).  I recalled some new blogging buddies talking about how wonderful the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin is, but you had to be self-hosted in order to utilize it.  The little devil on my shoulder advised that I might as well get it if I’m moving to self-hosted, so I did.  UBB makes a book blogger’s job much easier!  I got to play around with it a little while updating my blog, but I can’t wait to do new book reviews now that I have it.

So, here we are!  I like the subtle change, and I hope you do, too.  Take some time to check things out, and let me know your thoughts!

On a different note, I am hoping to be a little more consistent in my posting, as well as more creative.  I’d love to participate in some tags and add fun features for you.  If you have any suggestions, send them my way!

That’s all for now, though!  Be sure to hit the follow button or subscribe via e-mail to keep up with what’s going on at Wild and Wonderful Reads!

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12 responses to “Time for a Face Lift: Welcome to My Updated Blog

  1. I do love fun tags as well. A blog I love visiting always has the best book/blogging tags. Her site is called Blame Chocolate and here is the link. https://blameitonchocolate.wordpress.com/

    I LOVE the new look and I am so happy you have joined us Self Hosted Blogs. Its a ton of fun and I am glad that you tried out the Tweak Me Theme. Its such a fun one. And hope you LOVE the UBB, its so useful for book bloggers.

    • Thank you so much! I’ll have to check out Blame Chocolate 😄 And, I am so happy I made the switch! I’m loving playing around with the new theme and plugins.

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