Hello, Dear Bloggites. 🙂 As you can recall, on Thursday, January 19th, I posted about my fun time transferring my domain from Word Press to GoDaddy. If you missed the post, Domain Transfer Dance, just click on the link and you can be entertained by my pain (of sorts).
There is a reason behind my madness for doing this. Two of them I listed in my post and am going to expand on these two reasons now. The first is because I plan on expanding my blog into other areas and want the freedom of the domain at GoDaddy to create it into the image I see in my head (we shall call this one the Expansion Experimentation) and the second is because I am CDO (the proper order of OCD) and do not like having my domains owned between two different providers (we shall call this one the Method to My Madness).
Being a writer I am learning as much as I can on the craft. With my current domain being hosted by Word Press, I am limited on how I can tweak the site. I say ‘limited’ because I cannot for the life of me figure out how to take the different categories of my posts and move them to a different tab to make access easier. I know there are links to the side that will compile all of those specific posts into one accessible group, but my CDO is not accepting this as a sound set up. My goal in the end will be a formatted website that satisfies my readers visually and systematically with the format (not to mention the dread CDO monster I suffer with must be satisfied, too).
After transfer is complete (YES, as of this blog post it has been 3.5 days since I gave permission to move the domain and the Word Press email said 5 – 7 days), I plan on testing different site formats to see what appeals to me. The new site will showcase my writing in a more streamlined way and will help me grow my current Dear Bloggites count bigger. I adore all my current Dear Bloggites, however, I love to ‘meet’ new people and reach new readers, so the growth is wanted. The new site will have a fun email feature (once I learn how to do it) that will give the readers more insider tips and glimpses into the world of my novel I am writing as well as up-to-date activities of the UberGoofy World of P.
The Expansion Experimentation will also follow my journey to going from writer to best-selling author (YES, I have BIG DREAMS that will be realized with YOUR HELP). I will not only continue to provide book reviews on the books I have read but I will start sharing my journey along the way as I take classes, training, and attend conferences that deal with the craft of writing. In these blog posts, you will receive links to the different items I will talk about and how these items helped or hindered my journey to best-selling author along the way.
I will also start sharing some of the characters from my novel I am writing to help you get a deeper understanding and relationship with these characters on a more personal level. I hold all my characters close to my heart, so go easy on me, Dear Bloggites, I have a tough skin, but even the toughest of skins still bleed occasionally. With your feedback about the characters, I will be able to tweak my novel in a more appealing way for you to enjoy. Once the novel is finished, I will offer beta testing to a few of you. If you are picked for the beta testing, you will receive a free copy of my novel and provide me constructive criticism and pleasurable praise on what you thought about the book. Pretty cool, huh?
Method to My Madness
Living with CDO (the proper order of OCD) I am always tweaking things in my life to balance and satisfy the method madness. Having all my websites provided in one specific location will help me to produce more written works for you, Dear Bloggites. I will no longer have to toggle between locations which wastes time. I will have the freedom to open up the site and tweak away until my little heart is content. After the tweaking the writing begins and new, entertaining posts will be shared for you to read.
Last word on Method to My Madness, I really do not mind having this issue with CDO, I am not so far gone with this disorder that it impedes my normal routines, just impedes my need for balance and control. I can still go out in public and live a normal, albeit, goofy lifestyle that I love.
Okay, Dear Bloggites that is it for now. I shall continue to update you on my progress from Word Press to GoDaddy and all the fun in between. 🙂