I just wanted to say …
… very much indeed to every one who voted for my post in the RHS Gardening Blogs Competition 2013 and for all the very kind messages I have received since winning. (I’ve responded to some on Twitter and Facebook but not all – I have been gardening today after all!). You will hardly believe how pleased I am to have won against such tough competition and what a smashing surprise it was: especially on arrival back from sunny, hot, relaxed Spain to a grey, wet and gloomy Sussex.
I might even allow myself a little cheer.
(On this occasion, I’ve turned off comments).
Last summer, I registered theanxiousgardener.com domain name and set up a WordPress account. I had increasingly heard how marvellous WordPress was in comparison to Blogger and, coupled with some very irritating problems that I had had with the latter, I decided (as many others have) to migrate over to WP.
But then the sun shone, the birds sang, flowers opened and I sat about and drank tea (and beer) and did the thinking; I worried about transferring over to a new, unknown blogging platform and I worried about losing months of content and I worried about losing all my links. Got quite anxious actually. It’s very easy to convince yourself to stick with what you know and so … I stayed put with Blogger.
However, over the past couple of months, I have continued to read and hear just how much better WP is than Blogger. Apparently. (A simple google search will reveal loads of articles explaining why). So finally, after much advice from Andrea Gracia (howdy and thanks), I have decided once again to make the transfer. (A post by Petra was the final nudge I needed).
Hopefully, you need do nothing – (except update any links you might have to The Anxious Gardener and re-subscribe, should you want to, to either email updates or the new RSS feed). The transfer across will be seamless (uh huh, like really). It’ll take me a while to get theanxiousgardener looking how I want it, I suppose. But, bear with me. We’ll get there. It’s too late to go back now. You see I’ve clicked the button. The WP import from Blogger button. Crumbs, aren’t I the brave one? There may be a few teething problems but let’s see what happens.
Fingers crossed, I’ll see you soon at theanxiousgardener.com.
If not ….. Bye then.