Notice anything different?!
Today’s post is coming to you from my brand new website- yep, it’s finally happened!
It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for months now, but I just haven’t found the right time to do it (and frankly, I didn’t have the foggiest how!).
So a few weeks ago I was daydreaming and browsing the internet, as you do, and I thought I’d check out if lizzihill.co.uk was free. Lo & behold, it was! So I decided to finally take the plunge and start off the process of moving from WordPress to my own site…
The eagle eyed among you might also have noticed that I’ve dropped the ‘Busy Lizzi’ persona. When I set up my blog back in 2014 I felt like I needed a ‘brand’, a name, something unique that I could base the appearance of my WordPress site around. But to be honest with you, it never really took off. Nobody had called me that for years and it felt like I was a bit stuck in the past. So fast forward two years and now I’m just using my name – because, really, what’s more ‘on brand’ than literally just being yourself?!
I really wish that I could make this post genuinely informative and useful. That I could tell you all how to set up your own website, the in and outs of hosting and html but the truth is that my friend Sam did it all for me. In return, I’ve given him a packet of gigantic chocolate buttons from M&S (the packaging doesn’t lie, they are literally huge) and a shout out on this very blog! So if you’re a fellow internet n00b in need of tech advice, check out his website and get in touch with Sam here. He’s very nice and he’d be happy to help you out in return for snacks (his weakness is Rainbow Drops, FYI).
So, what’s next? Well, now that I have my very own little spot on the internet, I’m going to try really hard to pour a lot more love into this blog. When I was editing old posts to make sure they fit in with the new layout (what do you think, by the way?) I realised just how much time I used to spend writing, and how much I loved it. And I’m determined to get back to that place. I know I’ve used that classic blogger cliche ‘life got in the way’ so many times before, but this time I’m serious about making a change. I have loads of ideas for posts in my brain ready and raring to go, I just need to get them written down. So keep your eyes peeled! I have a couple of Birthday related posts coming real soon. And, as always, if there’s anything you’d like to hear from me, drop me a comment and let me know!
Please bear in mind that this is still very much a work in progress. I’m going to be testing and trialling things, particularly with the new theme, so do forgive me if things go a little wonky and out of place at times. And lastly, if any of my colleagues are reading this, plz don’t judge me for my SEO, ‘k, thanks.
Loaaaads of love,