16 June 2013

big decisions // new blog.

Okay, I KNOW I have been a pretty serious slacker with this blog lately.  I've been apologizing for months about inconsistency in blogging frequency, and of course you guys remember this post in which I debated the pros and cons of moving this blog into the "next phase" of my small business/self-employed life...

Heck, I'm even going to re-use the same graphic I created for that post!


After a lot of self-reflection, inner dialogue, and discussions with friends and colleagues, I've decided that I am definitely merging Anna Delores into a single, unified blog.  And it will most likely be located at this address.

But that's not all.

I initially reached out for BLOG ONLY design advice and assistance with transferring this blog's content to Wordpress and merging it with my photo blog's content (also in Wordpress).  So, only BLOG stuff.

I didn't want to mess with www.annadelores.com because, well, that's a lot of work.  And I'm comfortable with the back-end administration of my current website host, so I wanted to leave "well enough" alone.

But I'm really not a "well enough" kind of person.  When I decide I want to do something, or that it's time to make a change, I usually plunge head-first.  I was trying to mitigate that natural tendency in myself by taking baby steps with a website/blog overhaul, but here's the thing (well, two things):
  1. It's actually a better financial investment to do it all at once.  If I hire someone twice, I'm paying for two different projects.  I'm also potentially hiring different people depending on the circumstances, so there's the opportunity for gaps in design flow and discrepancies with other nitty-gritty web design elements I know nothing about. 

  2. I've been sitting on these ideas for months now.  I've had trial subscriptions to a number of other web design sites (like SmugMug and ProPhoto) to see how I felt about those hosts, and I just didn't have the time to test-drive them to my satisfaction.  And I've been unhappy with some of the limitations of my current website for awhile now, and I think I'm finally fed up enough to do something about it.

So I'm ready.  It's happening.  I'm going to pull the trigger this week.  I'm going to be MIA for awhile (yes, more than usual) but I'll pop back in to let you know when all the new goodies are up and running and ready for your enjoyment.

In the meantime, if you want to keep following me on Bloglovin', please do so by subscribing to the blog address that the new blog will soon occupy.  If that makes sense.  Just do it.

And thank you for your patience.  Those of you reading this post are definitely the ones who matter to me, because you're sticking it out while I struggle to figure out a direction for growth.  It truly means the world to me.

xoxo.

4 comments:

  1. Go, girl! I can't wait to see the finished site!

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  2. Can't wait to see how it all turns out Emily! I know you're going to love just having one, unified blog. Congrats my dear! xoxo

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  3. Can't wait to see everything and I am glad you were able to make a decision. =)

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  4. yay!! glad you made up your mind! :)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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