I feel like it would be wrong not to post anything about my weekend at BritMums Live this year, but the truth is I just do not have the time to write up a big long post to cover all the amazing things that I took from the weekend. I do want to write about it, don't get me wrong, but there are an awful lot of things going on "behind the scenes" right now and one of those includes changing blogging platforms. And as I have just downloaded an export of posts including all my photos, it makes very little sense to blog again until the move is complete.
But how can I not share a little of the amazing weekend I had? So before I explain the move, here are some of my favourite memories...
Meeting Friends Old and New
And LOTS of inspirational people (way too many to photograph!)
That's a lot of memories, right? Needless to say, I had a blast!
But I bumped back down to reality rather hard on Sunday and realised that the fun is now over and I need to get serious. I have a book coming out in September... this means that my co-author and I have some serious promoting to do in anticipation of the launch. And that means I need a super reliable blog, which this just hasn't been of late. So, despite the difficult nature of exporting a blog from Typepad, I find myself making the move.
I'll be setting up over on WordPress and am currently sorting out hosting, themes and all the rest. I have designed all 3 of the blogs I have had over the years and tweaked a couple more for other people, so I'm pretty sure I'll be okay once I get going (I just need to remember how WordPress works as I haven't used it in several years!) The biggest issue for me right now though is finding the time... between book promotion, work, a toddler and a husband struggling with neuropathic pain my time is pretty darn limited. So please do bear with me as I make the transition, it may take just a little bit longer than I'd like!
However I am also super excited about this move. It will enable me to promote the book whilst also taking my actual blogging journey full circle back to the home and lifestyle posts I used to write before various health issues (especially HG) and parenting took over. I love writing about the simple things in our lives, the things that we're doing which are helping us create a home (the good and the bad times!) and the everyday stuff that I often forget to document. So I'm excited about having a new place to do that.
So, that's where I'm at. Completely overwhelmed with joy from a wonderful weekend but also completely overwhelmed by some pretty big tasks ahead. I'll be taking a short blogging break as I make the change to WordPress but I look forward to catching up with you all again soon.
Bye for now...