Hello everyone! I’m delighted to welcome you to the new home for my blog, Being Anne. You’ll still be seeing the same mix of reviews, features, guests, interviews and promotion that was on my previous site, but I hope you’ll agree that everything here looks so much better.
The purple background and the sunset were really starting to get me down, and it was frustratingly difficult to include many photos – there wasn’t enough space, and they tended to move around again when I wasn’t looking. And now that I’m simply Being Anne (.com!), I do hope I’ve seen the last of having “Reading” tagged on the end when I appear on tour posters – it was only there because I couldn’t get the URL I wanted when I joined Blogger! I’m really looking forward to doing things in WordPress instead – it’s early days, but while preparing my first few posts I’ve been really impressed by how easy and instinctive it is to use. I’ve set up this site myself, with a lot of help from Google and advice from blogging friends – doing many things wrong along the way, but (hopefully…!) learning from every mistake.
There are just a few things I wanted to tell you:
- I moved all my existing posts over to this site, so if you have favourites – or if I’ve featured you, and you’d like to see it again – you’ll find everything here. My review index is done, my index of everything else will follow soon (with over 500 posts it’s a BIG job, and I do go a bit cross-eyed after a while and open the wine instead…). If you click on an old link, it’ll bring you here, to the migrated post… the Blogger site is no more, but the redirection IS working (she says confidently…). And you’ll find a “search” box in the panel to the right…
- A very small number of posts haven’t migrated perfectly. There are a few small purple patches (but not many!) and a few pictures are bigger than they should be. And as for the complicated posts with lots of pictures – well, some have moved again, and refuse to move back. But life’s too short for any more housekeeping…
- I’m unable to add a Bloglovin button (I even tried coding it…) – but I have moved all followers to this site from the old one: there is a link to Bloglovin at the end of my last post. I also can’t add a “Follow by WordPress” button (it’s not me, it’s the hosting…) but if you “like” a post (I do hope you will). some text appears to give you that option. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I promise you won’t miss a post – and I’ll be as active as ever on Book Connectors.
Enough words… let’s do a giveaway. There will be three – today, tomorrow and Friday. First, the giveaway I suspect everyone enjoys more than any other. For the chance to win a £25 (or equivalent) Amazon gift voucher, here’s the rafflecopter for entry…it’s open internationally.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Tomorrow, I’ll tell you more about what’s coming up on Being Anne between now and the end of August… cheers!