De Canalblog à WordPress – The big jump !
De Canalblog à WordPress : Pourquoi je me suis lancée!
Bonjour tout le monde !
Vous vous demandez peut être pourquoi j’ai décidé de passer de Canalblog à WordPress !
( pour qui me connait déjà, mon ancien blog était hummingbirdnessa.com )
Dans cet article je vais tenter de répondre à (presque!) toutes les questions que vous vous posez !
Lorsque j’ai crée mon tout premier blog c’était vraiment un hobby, un passe temps ! Je n’y publiais pas grand chose, je me souviens même que je cachais mon visage !
C’était en 2013/2014 .
J’ai ouvert mon petit blog sous Canalblog. Super simple , au top !
Aujourd’hui mon petit blog était bien loin de mes attentes, de mes projets, de ma personnalité !
Pas beaucoup d’options.On essaye de bidouiller comme on peut pour le rendre agréable esthétiquement mais ça ne me suffisait plus.
Et ce n’est pas qu’une question d’esthétique d’ailleurs. Ce qui me dérangeait vraiment c’est de constater que mon contenu, mon blog, mes pensées et mes mots ne m’appartenaient pas !
Vous le saviez? Votre blog ouvert sur Canalblog, skyblog ( pour les anciens ahah ) ou même par exemple WordPress.com ne vous appartiennent pas à 100% !
C’est pourquoi je me suis lancée dans l’aventure WordPress.org !
Le « .org » est super important car ici votre site (et donc tout son contenu) est à vous. Vous en êtes le seul propriétaire !
Et lorsque l’on veut évoluer et « passer à la vitesse supérieure » cela m’a paru vraiment primordial.
Tellement de nouveaux horizons, de personnalisations , d’esthétiques !
Ce nouveau blog et son adresse par elle même sont maintenant bien à moi et à mon image.
Et j’espère qu’il vous plaira !
Alors oui, c’est beaucoup, beaucoup de travail !
Des heures et des heures passées à regarder des tutos ( merci Alex pour votre aide précieuse) car quand on y connait rien, on galère.
Changer ceci, modifier cela, peaufiner…jusqu’à ce que finalement vous vous sentiez satisfaite.
Merci Youtube aussi d’ailleurs !
Mais le résultat est là !
J’y pensais depuis très longtemps mais je n’osais pas me lancer. Et maintenant que c’est chose faite c’est un gros soulagement!
Un conseil, lancez vous !! De Canalblog à WordPress il n’y a qu’un pas ! Le travail et l’audace payent toujours !
Merci de me lire !
From Canalblog to WordPress : Why I made the big jump !
Hi beauties !!
Why I decided to jump into the WordPress world ?
You may be wondering why I opened this new site (for whoever already knows me, my blog was hummingbirdnessa.com)
In this post I will try to answer (almost!) all the questions you would like to ask me !
When I created my very first blog it was really a hobby! I did not publish much, I even remember that I was hiding my face!
It was in 2013/2014.
I opened my little blog under Canalblog. Super simple, it was perfect for somebody like me who doesn’t know much about data processing!
Today my little blog Canalblog is far from my expectations, my projects, my personality!
Not many options. We try to hack as we can to make it aesthetically pleasing but it was not enough anymore.
And it’s not just about aesthetics. What really bothered me was that my content, my blog, my thoughts and my words did not belong to me!
Did you know it? Your blog open on Canalblog, skyblog (for old ahah) or even for example WordPress.com do not belong to you 100%! You are not the owner!
That’s why I jumped in the WordPress.org adventure!
The « .org » is very important because here your site (and therefore all its content) is yours. You are the only owner!
And when you want to evolve and « move up a gear » it seemed really important.
So many new horizons, customizations, aesthetics!
This new blog and its address by itself are now at my image, my personality
And I hope you like it!
So yes, it’s a lot, a lot of work!
Hours and hours spent watching tutos because when we know nothing, it’s hard.
Change this, change that, tweak … until finally you feel satisfied.
Thank you Youtube too!
But the result is there !
I had been thinking about it for a very long time but I did not dare to start. And now that it’s done, it’s a big relief!
A tip : get started , DO IT ! Work and audacity always pay!
Thank you for reading !
UN GRAND BRAVO pour ton nouveau Blog !!
Merci beaucoup Rosy !!!
It’s a great reason to start a new adventure! I wish all of this was more than a hobby to me! One of these days when life slows down, I will be doing the same as you! I love your new site and I’m so proud of you my FT!❤️
Thank you so much my FT ! I’m so happy you like it !
I’m sure you will yes! Thank you and love you !
I love how motivating this blog post is. Change can really be scary for me at times especially when there would be a lot of work to be done. Good luck on your new ventures! And yes, we should just keep on moving! Creating my blog is also a big and scary yet fulfilling start for me.
Hi Jonah !
I agree !! I was thinking about it since a looong time but was so scary ! Not for the amount of work but more for the « big change » . And I really don’t regret !
I now feel more confortable with a blog that is more « like me » . It fits me better you know ?
Thank you for reading !! xoxo Vanessa
WordPress is the way to go. It will help you in the long run with your SEO. Once you get to used to it, it becomes easier.
That’s too kind thank you ! Yes I already feel more comfortable with WordPress !
Thanks Scott !
I love WordPress. They are so user friendly and great for so many things. I use wordpress for my blog and a lot of large companies even use WordPress.
I agree !! The more I use it the more I feel like it’s easier than I thought !
Thank you Jessica !
Fabulous! Good for you for taking that step! I did the same last year, from blogger to wordpress, and though learning all the new themes and formatting was a headache at first, I’m so glad I did it. Good luck to you in your new blogging adventure!
I totally feel you !! I just felt the same ahah and now I’m so happy that I dit that step !
Thank you so much Cris !
As a blogger I know someday I will eventually have to switch to WordPress. Its a more professional platform. These are some great tips, thanks!
Yes it’s really more professional ! And it’s easiest than i thought once you get how it works ! 🙂
That’s a discovery for me about .org Will dig into it Further. Thank you!
Oh yes it’s super important to know about this ! I hated to discover that I wasn’t the owner of my own content ! You’re very welcome 🙂 xoxo
I’ve been thinking for awhile to switch over to WordPress but I haven’t made the leap yet. Congrats on the new blog.
Thank you so much Sabrina ! Well, you will see that you will not regret it ! 🙂
Omar | FreethinkingGuru.com
Congrats on the blog. You deserve to own the content that you’ve created — You made a very intelligent choice!
thank you so much Omar !
Stephanie | Adventures in Aussieland
I’ve been thinking about switching from Blogger to WordPress for some time but have yet to make the jump. It sounds like the switch has been very good for you!
yes it does ! i really don’t regret it ! 🙂 Thank you Stephanie !
Congratulations on taking the leap! WordPress may seem intimidating at first but there’s so much available to help you get through. Good luck!
I agree !! So much possibilities !! It’s perfect ! Thank you Dominique 🙂
I love WordPress too. It’s easy, and the themes add a lot of personality to the blogs. All the best for your new journey.
Yes!! That’s so true !! Thank you so much Sammi
Changing over like that can be so scary and make you not want to go through with it, but congrats to you for doing so. I am on WordPress and I need to do an upgrade now but I might have to take the plunge and do it myself.
Yes it’s super scary ! also because it’s all new from the beginning ! Yes thank you so much Serena !
Most bloggers I know use WordPress. I think you made a right choice there. Good luck and I’m excited to read more post here!
I agree !! Yesss Thank you ruth !! Hope to see you back ! xoxo 🙂
I’ve been toying with the idea of switching to WP, I’ve been on blogger for years! I think this might have been the post to inspire me to action, thanks for the push!
Oh I’m super happy this had an impact on you eheh! I definitely recommand you to do it! Hard work but at the end you’re the winner 😀
I have been thinking of switching to wordpress myself. It definitely seems to have more options than the platform I use now.
Oh yes really ! I think it’s just the best, didn’t try the others for sure but wordpress has so much customize things ! Thank you Anne !
Changes could either be good or bad, depending on how you would handle it. Good luck with the new platform.
I think a change is always good. If you change it is because you feel the need to ! Thank you so much P Quinn !
I can totally understand how scary it would have been for you. Trust me, I went through the same phase but to be honest, the outcome is totally worth it. Congratulations on your new blog site 🙂
Yesss !ahah Thank you so much Sayanti ! xoxo 🙂
Caitlin + Dani
Congratulations on your jump! We wish you success.
Thank you so much girls !!
The Beauty Flicks
You are right. Nice article. I am also thinking of moving to WordPress.
I think it’s the best ! Thank you ! 🙂
Change can be terrifying, but it is inevitable and will make a difference if you embrace it. I love that you took the leap. Welcome to the dark side, haha!
ahahah Thank you so much hun !!
What a cool post! Change isn’t something many people look forward to. I wish you well. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Yes !! not that easy right ? ahah
Thank you for commenting Lavanda ! 🙂
I’ve always thought of switching over too just to give it a try. Glad you are happy with the change! xo, Suzanne
I can’t do nothing else than pushing you in that way ahah I really don’t regret it ! Thanks Suzanne !
Ah I definitely remembered when I made that leap of faith. I just had to do it though. I needed to do something for me. And writing was it.
same here ! I felt it like a need ! So at some points I just did it hoping everything went well ahah Thank you David !
Its a beautiful site. amazing gpics
thank you so much !!
When I first started my blog, I paid for a site right away. I knew that someday I would be in this spot, and I didn’t want to have to switch over. I’m so glad I made that decision right away!
Oh yes you made the very best choice !! Thank you for commenting Nina ! 🙂
This blog looks so great! I am gonna share this to others. Love it!
I’m soooo happy you like it !! thank you so much Gladys !!