A WOLF’S TALE……For a few days now, i have been busy with my blog page; re branding. I was on word press primary subscription which doesn’t allow me install plugins. The only option was to upgrade before i could install plugins which kind of sucked. I felt my page was boring, with nothing going on but just my raw thoughts. This blogger, wanted a twist that other bloggers had which made their pages attractive. I just wanted my blog to appear neat, presentable and more professional and above all be able to install plugins that am restricted to. I thought my site was boring and depressing and needed a switch up but i didn’t know what to do.
So i sat for hours behind my laptop even though the brightness hurts my eyes and my back ached, all in efforts of trying to find answer to the re branding of my site which i am clueless about. Partly , i wanted to monetize it too but didn’t know the how to. Well in my search, i met people who offered help i gladly accepted which i ended up getting mislead which frankly am embarrassed about and dont want to talk more of. #scamalertd
Long story short, i realized being self hosted comes with all of this features i want and found myself at site-ground . There was scenarios where i had to migrate my domain to them and blah blah blah which i didn’t think about initially when i wanted to self host but its like a package, one doesn’t go without the other. After much readings and search i decided on leaving my domain with word press and just change DNS. It did redirect my site to the new hosting after clearing my cache which i learned how to do from watching a tutorial. I thought i was done and that was it but it turned out there was more to it. Little did i know i was going to turn into a a computer engineer than the writer i am.
I am like, i only want to blog….
This blogger right here, is new to plugin and activation’s and building a blog site to look professional. I thought moving it to self hosting, everything will be already set up. In reality you have to put in work for the look you want. I spent a whole day behind my laptop trying to figure everything out. I am met with figuring out seo yoasts, to the one signal push plugins. At the end of each day i am exhausted.
I have more to do the next morning in activation of plugins that is recommended. I never imagined it to be so time consuming. This re-branding leaves me no time to write up posts for my blog. But at this stage am happy to find themes i can customize to my taste. I feel proud of myself to achieve the look when i check out my homepage. It was at that venture i realized all the hard work wasn’t in vain. Kinda proud of myself!
I wouldn’t say i know much about building sites now. But after going through this long process at least i know how to do little things. Which means i without hire a tech savvy to fix broken things for me. This experience is really an exhausting learning process i dont want to go through again.
I haven’t achieved the look i want as am kind of perfectionist. When i set my mind to achieve something i want ,i complain about the work i have to put in which is lame. Right now i am learning about monetizing my site and trying to learn how to embed codes and all which i am clueless about, but as i know i will get there.
Since plugins are the thing, i will be pleased to learn of new ones through recommendations. I will be looking out for referrals on what plugins to install. Do tell me what you think of my new look in the comments below.
And the wolf is out again!!!
I just love this Gifs……….