A New Beginning, Same Nerd

This is a new beginning for me (A New Beginning, Same Nerd… get it?), but I didn’t want to forget where I started, so I brought all my posts with me! It took me far too long to come up with this title. I was torn for a really long time between this title or some lyrics from Jekyll and Hyde (the musical). This fit the theme a bit more.

Raise a glass to new beginnings!

Though I imported all of my posts from WordPress.com, this is my first official post on my brand new shiny site. I’m a little scared about taking this new step in my blogging universe, but I’m equally excited.

I love Hope Floats, don't you?!?
I love Hope Floats, don’t you?!?

In January I talked about how I wanted to move to my own site, and after a couple months of researching and procrastinating (lets be real, it was mostly procrastinating), it’s finally here! It’s a bit minimal, but I love it just the same. Here you’ll find the same things you found on my previous blog, but with a newfound sense of purpose and a little bit more heart!

First up, a recap of the Comic Swap I did with my Geek Girls x Bloggers group!

I’m going to attempt to keep up with more of the weekly features I used to do (Thursday and Thrilled, Funko Friday and 5FF), while also trying to schedule some time to do some more monthly things. I will be returning to my Rewind articles again, I loved doing those. I also started a list of all the Funkos I own… not for any particular reason, I just wanted to.

But for now, I’m just making sure everything is in it’s proper spot and functions well. If you have any advice for a newbie in hosting, please send them my way! I’ll take all I can get.

What are some of the things you learned when switch to your very own hosted site?

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  • Nicki

    This is so cool! I’ve thought about getting a proper domain but honestly I’m rubbish at updating so it doesn’t seem like it’s worth it at the moment. Good luck on your new venture! I’m excited to see what comes of it.

    • Anna

      Thanks Nicki! If you ever decide to give it a try, you and I can wade into this unknown water together! <3

  • Welcome back<3!!!

    • Anna

      Thanks Kristin! I’m excited for whats to come! 🙂

  • Welcome back! Love the new look!

    • Anna

      Thanks! 🙂 I’m a big fan of the minimalist/negative space look.

  • Congrats on the new site, Anna! I love having my own URLs. 🙂

    • Anna

      Thanks Mandy!

  • Congrats on switching to self-hosted. I’ve learned I have to stay on top of everything. Also gaining followers is a little bit tricky because WordPress.org doesn’t work for you in the same way that WordPress.com does.

    • Thank you! I’m noticing there are a lot of differences between the two sites. A lot of built in things that I want back! But hopefully I’ll find my footing. 🙂