Going Self-Hosted Very Soon

[Yes, I am aware that today is Friday, which means an FF. But because of my extremely busy schedule, I have not had the chance to plan out what to post, and I only want to write quality content. Expect one next week!]

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I am going to be going self-hosted.

It’s happening! Very soon, probably in the next couple of weeks. I am guessing you have some questions, so here are a few I thought of.

What host are you using?

I am using Book Host, which is about twelve dollars per month and the product I’m buying comes with these features:

  • It is completely free if you get the hosting package [what I’m doing]
  • All the posts, comments, pages, menus, and widgets are transferred–which means I don’t have to!
  • Free guide on how to transfer subscribers

Pretty awesome, right?

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What will your name be?

I am changing it to The Book Hugger. My focus has changed since I started blogging, and my current name just doesn’t work any more. My URL will be thebookhugger.com, unless it is taken already.

Will there be virtual cake?

Glad *you* asked! The first fifteen people to comment on my first post on my new blog will receive:

  1. Virtual cake
  2. A shoutout on Twitter and my blog
  3. A personal, handwritten thank-you note from me, personalized and lovely.

So be sure to comment right away and try to be one of the first fifteen! It will be open for 48 hours ONLY.

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Will there be a party/anything special that we can participate in?

Well of course there will be a party…complete with virtual cupcakes, chocolate, and fondue. [Fondue is really cool and fun to eat, am I right?!] And awesome printable party hats that you can take pictures of and share on Twitter with the hashtag #thebookhuggerparty and I will favorite ALL of zem.

I will also make a blog hop [if that’s what it’s called…] that you can participate in! Yay!!!

Along with this fabulous party and blog hop, I will be sharing my past of blogging. Because, believe it or not, I had a few blogs when I was younger. They were horrendous and I never kept up with them, but they seem like something you’d want to see. I will also be sharing a snippet of my hero’s quest novel for school that is very exclusive!

Be on the lookout for that wonderful party, my minions.

Are you excited as I am? I hope so! Share your experiences with self-hosting and any questions in the comments below.

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16 thoughts on “Going Self-Hosted Very Soon

  1. Yahoo. I look forward to your new blog and plan to be one of the first 15 so I can get some of the virtual cake and hand written note!
    You go, girl!
    Nana

  2. Eek, so exciting! Hopefully I can participate in the blog hop and stuff. :-) Will you be changing your layout?
    (Also: I don’t think I’ve ever said how much I love minions. I do. Minion gifs are especially good.)

  3. Who can say no to virtual cake?? (:
    BTW CONGRATS! Self-Hosted sounds really awesome and I wish you the best :D And The Book Hugger sounds incredibly cool ^.^ Many books just need to be hugged (:

  4. Ohhh THIS IS EXCITING!!! I love that name The Book Hugger. And I hope the move goes smoothly. Mine was a bit rough, but I did go from blogger to wordpress. I imagine wordpress to self-hosted might be a bit more straight forward? Or, gah, I have no idea. I’m making stuff up. I SHALL BE QUIET.
    But I’ll be here for the cake, most definitely.

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