When life hands you sour lemons…

“When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.”

But, what if those lemons are sour…?

Many of you know me but don’t know this blog. Let’s start from the beginning,  shall we?

Hello, my name is Kimberly. This is my blog. You may remember a blog called Blogs for Days. That was my blog, too. See… life decided to hit me in the head and knock me out. Those sour lemons I mentioned? Yeah, they were fatal. Long story short… I lost my blog – over 100 posts, tons of comments, and many followers are gone. I was able to edit all of my social media so I could maintain the followers on those accounts but I am no longer using Blogs for Days. This is now my primary and permanent blog.

There is no chance of me getting the information from my previous blog back as it is partly my fault for what happened – even though I didn’t know it would delete all traces of BFD when I did what I did. However, I can’t change the past and I can’t fix what happened. I have talked with tech support for hours today and I think this new start is the best way to go.

On the bright side – yes, there’s a bright side – I am now 100%, completely, and totally self-hosted through Bluehost*. I own my blog! I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be able to say that. I have a pretty, new theme which I am working on completely customizing and I plan to get a header from Jemma at Dorkface to enhance it even more! I am extremely excited for this process and I cannot wait to get everything in order, the way my OCD likes it to be. :’)

If you haven’t already, feel free to check out my social media links in the sidebar or below! I hope you all follow me on this journey. Feel free to subscribe via email to my new and improved blog – as I hope you all will do.

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6 Comments

  1. A true “chef” can make something from nothing! I knew you could do it! Love you more than all the sand on all the beaches on all the planets in all the universes. -Mom

    1. Thank you, Momma! I couldn’t have done it without you and all our support. I love you!

  2. I’m sorry you lost your blog. It’s good to start fresh sometimes, though. This new blog looks so pretty and professional, so you’re off to a great start 🙂

    1. I was initially trying to transfer my original blog (Blogs for Days) to being self-hosted but apparently, it was not working. I had spoken with Bluehost and my ISP and neither knew the issue. I tried to delete my old subdomain from WordPress that it kept linking back to when I tried to access my self-hosted dashboard. In doing this, apparently, my domain was somehow linked to the subdomain and it deleted everything on both websites. I bought hosting through an affiliate link for Bluehost* which was about $50 for a whole year. I also had to buy my own domain later but I believe it originally came with one when you signed up. You can earn money from being self-hosted. This allows you to share ads on your blog, affiliate links, and you can do sponsored posts. Self-hosted blogs are often more trusted because you’re not being controlled by a company, such as WordPress, that could remove something from your blog or your blog entirely if they feel it is needed.

      I don’t mind questions at all! Would you be interested in a blog post on how I got here?

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