I am new to the blogging world (ish). At the same time I was getting started with writing a blog the website host I use, GoDaddy, developed a Beta blog program. It was a no brainer to use the blog already featured on the site.
When I first started writing the GoDaddy blog program was more than sufficient for my needs. However, as my blogging and coding skills improve so must the features I want in a blogging platform.
To GoDaddy’s credit, they are constantly making changes that improve the overall blogging experience, but they just haven’t made the changes I need in the time frame I need them.
Mostly, GoDaddy Blog does not allow comments or the ability to embed videos. A large part of what Functional Rustic publishes is DIY tutorial videos. Having to send a blog reader to YouTube in order to experience the visual part of the tutorial is annoying. Also, I want people to come and stay on my website, sending them away defeats the point.
And not allowing comments? I’m trying to build a community of people that share my fondness for learning new things, hanging out with cute animals and seeing the beauty in life. Community is difficult when no one can interact with each other.
Needless to say, I am in the process of transferring my blog posts from GoDaddy to WordPress. Oh yeah, another annoying GoDaddy feature, they do not allow you to electronically transfer your content to a new webhost. For that reason, unless I renew my website hosting with them in October, all the content on http://www.FunctionalRustic.com is gone.
For that reason, I will be republishing all my previous blog posts from the original Functional Rustic Blog here to the WordPress blog.
New content will still be published regularly but you will be seeing quite a few posts from 2017. I’m looking forward to reading through them though. I shared the techniques for how I planned to build my business and am looking forward to re-reading what I started out doing to see what worked and what didn’t.
As I head off to transfer more content, please enjoy some videos I have EMBEDDED below. 🙂 Feel free to COMMENT on them too. Haha.
Written by Sarah Palmer, Owner – Functional Rustic
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