Hello and welcome to my new website – ShelleyBeth.com! The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed me changing my social media handles over (@shelleybethblog) ready for the big change! After four years of blogging over at The Shelley Diaries and a year or so of not feeling proud of my blog and being frustrated at blogger I decided to be brave and go self hosted.
I decided to do the easy route of making the switch and letting Pipdig take care of it. With working full-time and life things, I felt like it was too much to do alone and I can say it was 100% worth spending the money! Pipdig have an amazing service where they switch you from one platform to another and install a new template for £85. All you need to do is purchase hosting and set that up which is really quick and simple – I managed to do mine on my lunch break. You then wait up to five days for your new site to go live, (mine took three I think) and then it’s time for you to play around with it! That’s the hard part for me because I have four-years worth of posts to sit and go through. Four years ago blogging wasn’t really the thing it was now. I didn’t bother looking at SEO, links etc but that’s expected now – so this is where the hard work begins!
What to expect from ShelleyBeth.com
You’ll get a more polished version of the usual, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food content. Hopefully you’ll get a whole lot more Norwich too as I’ve been a bit slack on the Love Norfolk Series and perhaps a bit more social commentary if I’m feeling brave! I’m determined to make ShelleyBeth.com something that I’m really proud of and I’m going to pour as much energy into it as possible. I really want to improve my photography too so I’m going to be looking at getting a proper camera too.
But for now Welcome to ShelleyBeth.com – enjoy the ride!