Yes, you have read right. I am back. After 1 extremely challenging month, I am back Blogging again.
First of all, let me say thank you so much for bearing with me, for staying here and not leaving. You are literally amazing! Thank you!
Now let me explain my absence and why I am back.
As I told you in one of my last posts that I was going to be gone for a while as I decided on taking the next big step in my blogging career: going self-hosted.
I did that alright, deciding to go with bluehost. Now this is not Advertising in any way nor is it the opposite, I’m just telling you the whole story here.
Well, I signed up, paid and started getting to work, setting up my new blog. At first everything went smoothly, but then problems started popping up here and there and at last everywhere. I had Major problems importing my posts from here to my new blog. I contacted the very friendly Bluehost Support many times and each time there was another way to try to get my data on the new blog.
I tried everything.
But nothing worked.
It was just stressful, stupid and frustrating!
After 25 days of spending so many hours in front of my computer and trying every possible way, reading posts on how to solve my problems and trying out the solutions, non of them working…well I got to thinking about it all.
Why did I want to go self-hosted?
The freedom of designing my blog as I please
– but all I had were 3 designs from the start, which I could customize so little. For the rest I would have to pay extra.
A new name
– I got that, but what good is a new name with a horrible design and no posts on the blog?! SEO
– but my site was not worth seeing with nothing on it.
– the more I got into the depth of the whole files and programming, the more I felt dependant on buying a service that could help me and ending up spending so much more than planned.
I paid a good amount of money for all those reasons, but…
…nothing worked and I was very frustrated.
I came to the conclusion to quit BlueHost. I didn’t want to spend more time trying to figure out how to get my data from there to there and adjust this and that. I wanted to get blogging. I wanted to create content.
I wanted to write again.
So that’s what I did. I quit Bluehost after thinking everything through again.It made more sense to me that way.
So now here I am again realizing how freaking much I’ve missed you.
I’ve really missed interacting with you, writing new things, getting lovely comments from you, reading others Blogs, commenting on their sites and creating my perfect blog with the means that I have.
But now there is no more waiting and no more frustration, as I am back here.
I’ve decided to still change my blogs name, as the 1617 makes no sense to anybody, except me of course;-). No worries I’m keeping the “Sunshine” in the name.
I’ll be staying right here, only changing the name in the next couple of days. From then on you can expect posts again!!
A little preview:
Travel – A Berlin City Guide by Bike I’ve been waiting sooo long to post!
Fitness News, as I have fully recovered from my surgery and am now back to working out, running and Biking.. plus a flexibility challenge I am working on!
Food – new recipes on the way…:-)
Lifestyle – get ready for some serious planning and reaching your Goals advice, tips and tricks.
So yeah…lots to come!!!
Thanks again so much for staying tuned and loyal!
Really. I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am for each of you. You rock!!!
Now cheers to new beginnings, start-overs, new chances and a BRAND NEW YEAR!!!