It’s been just over a month since my blog makeover and am gradually finding my feet with WordPress. I had a long and happy relationship with Blogger since 2009 but fancied a change and thought I should really buy my own domain name and, just for the hell of it, go self-hosted too so that I own my blog.
It seemed the right time to make the move as I was finding that my blog was definitely becoming a place for purely travel-related posts and all the other stuff was becoming the basis for my weekly columns.
I’m enjoying having two distinct places to write and the makeover has given me a boost: it’s refreshing to experiment with a new site, though I do keep tinkering. It’s odd as I feel like I’m starting all over again – subscribers have gone, people’s blog rolls still have my old site on them – but I’m still pleased I took the plunge.
But if anyone is missing the usual nonsense that used to be part of my blog, I’ll make sure that I do a Trish Takes Five catch-up post every so often so you can read what I’ve been writing for the Lincolnshire Free Press.
Here are some of the latest column pieces:
The process of tarting up my blog using a local website design company, 79Design.
Feeling my age as the latest Now album is number 93 (although no idea why the newspaper decided to use an image of the 38 album…)
Dougie and I having fun in the vegetable patch.
A great day out on the North Norfolk coast.
The history behind a fantastic new gin from Norfolk.