I really don't like change.
I think I do. In my imagination I see change as new and exciting. But reality is that it's difficult for me to accept change. I like things to stay the way they are.
So it was more than a little disconcerting for me when I began to entertain thoughts of changing my blog. There are some things I would like to do; series I feel led to write and a class/meme I want to facilitate. In order to to do that, some changes need to be made.
To be perfectly honest, I wanted to ignore those changes. I like my blog design. I'm happy with blogger. To be even more honest....I was worried that you, my dear friends and readers, wouldn't like change either.
But I felt a stirring in my heart that I could not ignore. It was time to move forward. It was time to trust God.
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.
Through Twitter, God sent an amazing friend, Honey @ Marketplace Mommies, who I discovered was a graphic design and Wordpress genius. As she shared her desire to help moms develop succesful blogs, I found myself opening up to the idea of a blog redesign. She made it sound doable.
Honey has patiently worked with me to redesign my blog. Despite my initial misgivings, I'm very excited about it. The preliminary design looks incredible. It captures my personality perfectly. I can't wait to show it to you!
Now on to the part that I am nervous about....I am switching to a self hosted Wordpress site. I have trepidations about this. As a blogger, who tries to comment regularly on other blogs, I do not like the Wordpress commenting system. I was concerned that you, my sweet friends, would feel the same way.
But I really felt led to make this change. So I have to trust. I have to trust that God will work out all the details. Those details include you. Most of my regular commenters use blogger. I hope you will continue to visit and comment after the switch. Your sweet comments encourage me in my walk with the Lord and inspire me to continue writing about His goodness.
I'm not entirely sure how the change will affect my RSS feeds. I do know that we will wait until the weekend of the 14th to make the official change. I'm taking a mini vacation with a friend and want to wait until I get back to really deal with it. But as I find out more details, I will definitely let you know. Hopefully it will be as painless as possible.
Thank you my friends! Thank you for always being there, for always listening, for always supporting. May we continue to spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
Just keepin' it real,