I finally made the switch to self-hosted!

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Hey everyone, welcome to my new blog! You may or may have not realized it looks different, but on a spur-of-the-moment decision I chose to switch to self-hosted. I’ve been blogging for about seven years now, so it was honestly time to do so and put a little bit of an investment into it. I had been thinking about making the switch for a while, but after kind of being in a bit of a reading/blogging slump because of how busy I am during the school semesters, I thought that having an updated blog where I can make more choices might be helpful.

I am so excited right now too! I switched to BookHost with Ashley from Nose Graze. I am so glad I did. Ashley made the switch to seamless and I literally had my brand new blog within a few days! I’d highly suggest going to her if you’re thinking about making the switch.

I also now have access to the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin, and I have to say, I’m loving it! I have a lot of work left to do, though. I’m currently going through all my archive posts to update them with categories/tags and make sure all the reviews look similar and cohesive. That’s definitely going to take a while, but it’ll be worth it in the end!

So, bear with me for the next month while I get everything updated. Some of the archive posts might look a little wonky right now! Other than that, I hope you enjoy the new blog design and remember to follow me on Bloglovin’ to stay updated!

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23 Comments

  • Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    04.04.2019

    Love the new look and yay for self hosting!!

    • Krystianna
      Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
      04.05.2019

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Sam@wlabb
    04.04.2019

    Good luck! Glad the migration is going well. I am way too lazy to switch, even if I have the Blogger stigma attached to me.

  • Inge
    04.05.2019

    Congratulations on your brand new old blog! You did the right thing by choosing Nose Graze. Ashley is amazing and the UBB plug-in is SO CONVENIENT.

    • Krystianna
      Inge
      04.05.2019

      Thank you! She’s already been so helpful by answering my many questions about WordPress everyday, haha.

  • Laura @BlueEyeBooks
    04.06.2019

    I love the new blog design, Krystianna! It’s so gorgeous! Honestly, this inspires me to make my own switch to self-hosted. I’ve been playing with the idea for a while but I feel like I just need to take the leap. 🙂

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

  • Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
    04.06.2019

    I keep thinking about doing this, but Blogger is just so easy. Plus, cheap. Maybe some day I’ll do it, although after almost 10 years where I am, I can’t imagine switching. I have heard Ashley is amazing, so I’d definitely go with her if I could afford it and decided to. Who knows, if I get a new job in the next year where I get a big enough raise, maybe I can! Looks great! And can’t wait to see how it all goes!

  • Carrie @The Butterfly Reader
    04.06.2019

    I’ve been thinking of switching to self-hosting but it’s still something off in the future if I do decide. But I’m glad so glad it’s working for you!

  • Amber Elise @ Du Livre
    04.07.2019

    Congrats, and I’m happy it was such an easy process!

  • Greg
    04.08.2019

    Congrats on the move! Love the new look!!!!

  • Erika @ The Nocturnal Fey
    04.08.2019

    Yay! So happy for you! Congratulations! I switched to self-hosted for over 2 years now and I have to say that it’s one of the best choice I’ve made for my blog. 🙂

  • Tracy @ COrnerfolds
    04.09.2019

    This is exciting! I hope you love being self-hosted! WordPress it scary to me! XD

  • Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews
    04.09.2019

    That’s awesome! I love Ashley! Everything she does is great. The UBB is a life saver for reviews!!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviess

  • Brooke Lorren
    04.09.2019

    Yay! Grats! I hope you love it.

  • Heidi
    04.09.2019

    Yeah! Congrats on the switch. Glad it was smooth and easy for you!

  • Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
    04.09.2019

    Oh, wow, you’re blog looks so great! I love the bright blue so much. Lots of luck with this new move.

    • Krystianna
      Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
      04.09.2019

      Thanks so much!

  • Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
    04.09.2019

    Congratulations on self-hosting! It’s a big step, but a fun one!

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    04.10.2019

    Good for you! I’ve been blogging for over ten years, but I’m too cheap to spend money on my hobby, though I love it dearly.

    Your blog looks terrific.

  • Vi @Inkvotary
    04.12.2019

    Don´t worry about the older posts and how they look. Good work takes time and we all know that life wants attention as well *smile*
    I don´t know how your old design looked, but blue and white is a good combination and your design definitely looks unique.

  • Laura
    04.12.2019

    Congrats on the move! Looking good!

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