Welcome to Treasure Hunt 3.0


Today I’m launching my new site, GailBHyatt.com “because life is a constant treasure hunt.” It’s still a work in progress. I’ll be doing a lot of tweaking in the months ahead,  but I’m excited be off and running. I hope you like it. Glad you’re here.

I’ve been trying my hand at blogging for several years now. I started on BlogSpot.com and then moved to WordPress.com. After five years, and deciding that I want to take blogging more seriously, I made the decision to move my blog to a self-hosted site. I wanted my own domain name, more control and flexibility over my design, and also more security.

Michael and I have been on vacation for the past two weeks, and while we were away, he helped me to get set up on a BlueHost.com, self-hosting server, install WordPress, and pick a new theme.

It was so easy.

I am very intimidated by computer technology, so it’s awesome to have a husband who can sit down with me, take something which seems so complicated, and make it simple for me to do.

I told him that there must be others who would like to set up a blog, too, but would feel intimidated by the process. Too bad they couldn’t have him sitting at their kitchen table teaching them. Or could they?

With that, he decided to record a screencast explaining how easy it is. So, if you’re one of those people, like me, you don’t have to be scared off at the thought of setting up your own, self-hosted blog.

Here’s the link to the video he put together: EZ WordPress Setup. I wish I had made this move years ago.

Now back to the work of writing and finding my voice. See you in the weeks to come.

Again, thanks for stopping by. “Ya’ll come back now, y’hear?”

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15 Responses to “Welcome to Treasure Hunt 3.0”

  1. Hi Gail! Excited to reading more :)

  2. Hi Gail! Congrats on the new site! I am also considering doing a change after seeing Michael’s video. I need to move my 2 sites (a blog & website) into 1 site. I already own my domain name, and my husband is kind enough to host my sites on his server. So I just need to get busy.

    I look forward to reading more. It looks great so far!

  3. Good ta hear Gail…love the feel of your blog and looking forward to reading!

  4. Great blog! Like the mix! And I must show my wife your Valentine’s thing about your husband ;)

  5. Hi Gail! (I’m waving). So good to see this post.
    I’m also glad you encouraged Michael to sit beside those of us who want to get blogging. He has encouraged me in the past to “just do it” and “its simple” (or something to that effect) I of course would be nodding my head going “uh huh” while my eyes glaze over. (Of course, it not like MIchael is going to remember encouraging me — its tough to remember 1 out of a bazziliion…none the less, when I get going, you guys will be part of the encouragement and equipping I’ve had — thanks in advance!)

    I look forward to you next post, Gail.
    Blessings!!!
    Debbie

  6. Hey Gail! I have missed your writing. And what perfect timing. I have also relaunched to self-hosted in the last month or so. Working on combining my personal work with my professional site. So now it is launched. Please check it out. Maybe we should schedule writing/coffee hour once or twice a week or so for the first month to get that hang of it and address each other concerns or questions. Help each other stay on target and develop a blog calender (i.e. schedule) that take the head off.

  7. Excellent. Look forward to your posts!

  8. Gail,
    So excited about your new blog digs! Looks great. I think the idea of helping someone who may be intimidated by technology set up a blog is fantastic. I will be recommending the link you shared to others. Blessings!

  9. Love the new site. Love that there is to be more writing from you. Love you.

  10. Computer technology…eeek! ( have to say, I love WordPress.)

    Looking forward to this “treasure hunt” and your posts!

    Blessings!

  11. YAY!! So excited to keep learning from you on here Gail. I have MISSED your blog posts my friend!!

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