When I returned to blogging at the end of February this year (two months ago), I knew I wanted to give it a better shot than I did last year.
So I made a mental goal for myself to write 4-5 blog posts a month, averaging about one per week. Not so demanding of a number that it would become overwhelming, but reasonable enough to make it both a challenge and a pleasure at the same time.
Did I meet that mark? No; not in April at least. But I’m giving myself a bit of a break because the greater purpose of the goal is being fulfilled: to make blogging an ongoing hobby. In Part 1 of this post, I touched on how rewarding of an experience my return to blogging has been, and because of that, my innate desire to continue blogging has strengthened.
Thank you to everyone who has interacted with me in this process, helping to motivate me to keep publishing my writing!
In the spirit of wanting to more firmly establish my blogging voice on the web and to have more freedom over the customization of my site, I spent the last couple weeks figuring out how to move from wordpress.com to a self-hosted blog—time that would have otherwise been spent on writing. It took me longer to figure out than it probably should have (thank you, brain fog), but I’m pleased with the result! I hope you enjoy the refreshed design and find it more straightforward to navigate.
If you made your way here over from my old site, thank you for taking the time to check things out! As I mentioned in Part 1, you’ll need to enter your email into the subscription form in order to continue receiving posts from me. Being on a self-hosted site now means that I’m unable to use the wordpress.com email subscription service that had been alerting you to my latest posts. I’ll still be writing the same health-focused content (but published on an improved user interface), so I hope this is something you’ll strongly consider!
And to new faces—welcome :). I’m a millennial living in Western Canada who writes on topics including mental health, chronic illness (tickborne disease, autoimmunity, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, mast cell activation syndrome, PANDAS/PANS), the paleo diet, receiving medical care in the US, and an assortment of other thoughts relating to health.
If you have any feedback on the site redesign, let me know! A lot of work went on behind the scenes to get things configured the way they are (perhaps I’ll write a blog post about that in the future, for anyone wanting to make the same move); I’d like to hear your opinions on how that turned out.
Or just drop a hello. That’s never a bad idea 😉