I've been blogging now for almost a decade. And while that's kind of a terrifying thought, I can honestly say that in so many ways, starting a blog has completely changed my life. I've gotten to work with huge brands, travel to countries for free, make a living doing something that I love and find new passions.
Since 2009, when Raspberry Kitsch first came to fruition (and I can honestly say that the name still makes me cringe), the blogging community has certainly come a long way. From photo quality to general layout, everything now is way more professional than when I first started out. But I don't want to wax lyrical about how back in the old days, engagement was higher and expectations were lower. Instead, I want to talk about something else, and that's how I fell back in love with my blog.
For those of you who've followed me a while now, you'll know I'm definitely more of a sporadic poster. I've struggled over the years maintaining a full time job and a pretty busy life with running my blog. When life got hectic, it's always just fallen by the wayside. Even in the last 18 months, I've managed to create an almost 12 month backlog of content that I want to share. And honestly it's overwhelming to face. But you'll notice lately that my posting has gotten way more frequent, and you're starting to see more of my face pop up. And the secret? I left blogger behind.
When I first started blogging, Blogger seemed like the perfect platform. Quick, easy to use and free! What's not to love? But over the last couple of years, I've started to feel very restricted with Blogger and that's why I made the switch to WordPress with Pipdig's simple Blogger to WordPress migration package. Offering a stress-free transition between the platforms, the migration has allowed me to update my template, and introduce a more dynamic layout to posts. It lets me customise the style of posts to suit content and fall back in love with designing content that my readers will love. If you're considering taking the leap, I promise you won't regret it!