What a beautiful morning on this fine fall day. It’s been a busy weekend of working on several creative tutorial blog posts, as well as spending quality time with our fun, spirited boys.
Thanks to Piano Man sharing a little history lesson about Johnny Appleseed, we made a simple semi-homemade apple pie to celebrate Mr. Johnny Chapman’s birthday last Friday.
I’ve also got stellar blogging news.
Last summer, I researched and contemplated about switching over to Squarespace, a simpler and more beautifully designed publishing platform. Last year, I took a simple web coding class (BTW, super hard for a non-coder), but keeping up with WordPress was getting to be too much. I even tried out Squarespace’s free 14-day trial to give another platform a chance. At the end of day 14, I chickened out. Actually, it’s because I’m a creature of habit. To change all that platform stuff, migrating accounts, etc. is a lot of work, especially when I am trying to continue with researching, developing, creating, and writing more blog posts.
Then last week BlogHer contacted me.
I applied to join their ad network, but I didn’t have a strong following, which was completely fair. I had about 25-50 Facebook followers at the time, so I wasn’t heart broken. However, when I received an email to be added to the BlogHer ad network, I was surprised and thrilled!!!!!!
They helped me to find the right WordPress plug-in to add the appropriate banner code to Hometown Betty. They answered all my questions before I signed the contract, and I am so grateful they took a chance on me. Staying with WordPress was a smart choice considering that I would have been limited with little or no plug-in support from Squarespace had I decided to make the arduous switch.
So now what?
I’m back with renewed energy at creating more fun tutorials, researching about topics, and learning about the community and world around me. And thanks for reading and keeping up with those template requests and comments! You, my dear readers, are one of the reasons why I continue to share creative tutorials and to learn about other cultures. Thanks, BlogHer, for taking a chance on me. Looking forward to meet other fellow bloggers out there!
From my hometown to yours,