Self Host Self Help? Not So Much.

If you follow me on twitter, you know what I’m about to say.  If you don’t follow me on twitter, you should.  Click here ;) .

In a fluttering, impulsive, (so very typically me) fashion, I decided (in a split second) to purchase my own blog domain and make the jump to a self- hosted website.

In the next week or so, I’ll be posting the link up to the new address.  I’m really excited to have more control over the blog’s layout, have access to more interesting bells & whistles, and other cool stuff.  I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

I am very excited but I am struggling quite a bit, actually. If any readers know anything about using wordpress.org and want to help a sistah out, I would reeeeally appreciate it. Please e-mail me at FindingSilverLinings@gmail.com.

Speaking of changing things up, I dyed my brown hair black (thanks Tiffany for your input!), *iPhone pic, sorry guys*.

 

I cashed in a few gift cards at Home Goods and picked up a new comforter for our bed.  I’m not sure how I feel about it.  I love the pattern, I love my headboard.  I don’t know if they mesh well.

Rocco was digging it.

Thoughts on the new blog venture, hair color, bedding, Rocco’s mustache?

Please help this indecisive girl out!

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17 responses to “Self Host Self Help? Not So Much.

  1. Self hosting – congrats! That’s so exciting!

    Bedding – hmmm…maybe the brown on the other side would mix well with the headboard?

    Dog – absolutely adorable! :)

  2. congrats on the self-host transition! Freedom to do what you want is amazing!!! :) My only bummer… I still can’t figure out the email situation on mine despite your recommendation of updating the plugin. :(

    Hair looks HOT too! :)

  3. Your hair looks great! Really makes your eyes pop.

    I love the comforter pattern, but I don’t know that I like it with your headboard. I do see you ocan reverse to brown. Maybe that would look better with your headboard?

  4. Yes! Your own domain! I did that a while back too and wanted to rip my hair out during the process. I don’t even remember a thing. I suggest Bluehost though. They are really great at helping you out if need be. I used their online chat service like crazy and the representatives chatted with me for a good three hours at a time! Super helpful. Mine was a bit more difficult though because I was with blogger and had to convert everything. I can try my best to help you out if you have any questions! You will love having the extra choices with your own domain. Great decision :)

    • Thanks for making me feel better Christina! I did go through Bluehost. Their customer service was veeeeery helpful. I had so many pichtures to move that they rep had to get his supervisor for the huge import. Leave it to me to make things complicated, lol!

  5. Yeah I don’t like the bedding with that headboard…hi there..random girl here that was looking at a spray painting tutorial. I’m picturing something a little more luxurious with that headboard and maybe no print for the comforter…but some printed pillowcases/throw pillows would be okay. If it were my headboard, which I wish it were, I think I would do one of those beds with a bunch of different shades of the same color with different fabrics to make it interesting. I mean its not awful but if you could still exchange I would.

  6. Good lord girl you are gorgeous. The dark hair is super fun.

    Also love the whole boudouir look :)

  7. Hair looks fine, not at all digging the comforter and Good luck with wordpress.org, this old lady will just stay put with the .com.

    Leila

  8. You are beautiful! And I love the hair. And I’m following you on Twitter!! Have a great day!

  9. when did you dye your hair??? it looks good! I love the comforter set!
    and I LOVE ROCCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I think the comforter looks great w/ that headboard!! …and your hair looks great as well! :))

  11. Congrats on your own domain!!! I am thinking about making the switch as well but I will probably stick with blogger. I love the hair color too! And the comforter looks great – I love that it’s reverseable! You can switch it up as you please!

  12. I look forward to hearing how the blog conversion works for you. Someday in the faaaar future that might be me. As for the comforter. I agree with you like the headboard, like the comforter but not crazy about them together. Because the headboard is soooo exquisite I would go for something a bit simpler meaning not such a bold competing graphic. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  13. Self hosting exciting! I can’t help tho I’m afraid. I actually like the bedding and of course the dog :)

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