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7 Things to do Before You MOVE Your Website to Your New Blog Home-Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series 7 Things to do Before You Move to Blog Home

Well you have created your blog plan using the, FREE BLOG PLANNING FORM and painted the walls with your theme. Now, I neglected to say  that you have to point your domain name to the host home for your blog. This is not needed if you are using the same host that hosted your static website. So, if your domain name is now pointing to your new blog home  and you have not moved in yet then what will they see when they key in your url?

A good webmaster will keep your site alive on the old host until the house is ready. But  the reality is you could not start working on this new blog home until you activate it with a domain name! So, a sign needs to go up on your new blog home although you are not living there yet. Does that make sense?

I suggest  creating either a blog post or static page within your blog site Announcing that this is where you will live. Avoid simply stating “Under Construction.” But convey the  excitment you have about  having a site that will engage your readers.

Now, I realize that I have not shared “how to create a post” or “How to create a static page on your blog.” But to be perfectly honest you could Google those exact phrases and find a lot of videos and tutorials. But for the purpose of this post I just want you to remember to put up a sign somewhere to let folks know you are moving in very soon.

Personally, I created a post while bringing in one piece of furniture at a time. I need to do it in bite size chunks since I don’t want to pay money for a U-Haul and I don’t have the bodies to help carry the furniture. It’s working, I would send you to the site but it’s not really ready for prime time yet. But

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6 comments to 7 Things to do Before You MOVE Your Website to Your New Blog Home-Part 3

  • WOW! What a great blog site. You’ve got a wealth of information here and I can’t wait to sift through some of it (when it’s not after midnight and I’m not cross-eyed!)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog tonight and commenting. I appreciate it, and I will stay in touch.
    All my best,
    Jeanne

  • My special thanks to you also. Glad we met via the blog challenge.

  • Here’s how I feel, Rosie …

    Moving sucks! And I just love your remark about not wanting to pay for a U-haul.:-) Might take a little longer to carry all that furniture over, one piece at a time, but you’ll do it!

    You’ll do it because you have the right attitude about making the move — your mindset is positive and you’re making progress.

    So, tell me …

    When did you say the house warming party is? 🙂

    Melanie
    #blog30

  • Excellent series and helpful since I am looking to move my blog but it seems so very ominous after 4 years. Thanks for the points about doing it slowly.

    BTW – I LOVE the appearance of your site – must be because I love red!

    Terrie

  • Thank you for all this information! And this site. I am in blogging “pre-school” right now with only some content I’ve developed and this is so helpful. I’m also getting ready to move my “real” life so the analogy is even more apt. (Part of what I want to blog about!) Jady in San Diego, soon back to Bay Area

  • You are so very welcome. Hope all works out with your physical move. Don’t forget to let the post office know you are moving.

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