The Momma Chronicles has a NEW Home
Finally, after more than a year of blogging under the WordPress umbrella, I finally mustered the guts to drop it and make it on my own.
As you all know, I started out under the name “Momhandsarefull,” mainly because my hands are simply full of things and responsibilities. I just used “The Momma Chronicles” as a heading to give an idea what the blog is all about. As I go through the blogging process, I realized how important name is – and not just for SEO purposes.
So, after much contemplation (and envy since most of the mom bloggers I met in the group have their own domain), I decided that blogging has to be taken seriously.
To be honest, I was excited. I have so many ideas going through my mind as to how I want the blog to turn out. Since I don’t have a computer background and I’m married to a businessman, not a software developer or a techie husband, I figured I should just look for someone who can help me in the design process. I received a couple of e-mails from different web design companies but I’m not really comfortable working with non-Filipinos when it comes to these things. Plus, they might charge me at a higher rate, although I wouldn’t know since I have no idea what’s the average rate for this.
Then I saw the site of a fellow mom blogger and fell immediately in love with it. As I scroll down, I saw the name Joy Reyes and contacted her. I saw some of her sample designs (she even designed Dainty Ashley’s website) and yes, I actually loved it. She immediately responded to my email, told her about how I want the blog to look like, offered some suggestions and yes, she really delivered according to how I want it.
Since I also know nothing about migrating and designing, she did everything for me too. When I have trouble trying to figure out some things, she looked into it as well. In other words, she helped me in the entire process and after a week or so, voila, my blog is now live.
Thoughts on the new blog
As much as possible, I want the new blog to look simple, girly and pink – something that really reflects my personality. I don’t really like too many colors going on and I’m really glad Joy came up with this.
As to why I decided to drop the .wordpress, I really don’t know. Well, aside from turning on the inggitera mode (Lol!), I figured there are more opportunities when I have my own domain. I noticed that there are a number of affiliate programs who are not a fan of having Blogspot or WordPress in the URL, while there are ad opportunities that would go for those who have their own domain.
Why did I not maintain the “momhandsarefull?” I also don’t know. I must have been too sleepy to function when I signed up. Haha! Plus, The Momma Chronicles is still there so I guess readers will know that it’s still me – or not. Lol!
So, here I am. Still blogging but in a new and better home.
What do you think, mommies? Do you like the blog’s new look?
Note: If you’re looking for someone who can help you in the web design process, I highly recommend Joy. She’s very easy to work with and will deliver results as fast as she can without compromising the quality of her work.
A former law student turned stay-at-home mom of two. Join me and read my adventures as I go through this crazy world called parenting and mommy-hood.