It has been awhile since I did a monthly wrap up. I figured I needed to get back on track where that is concern.
Events For the Month
On the Blog
Change of Host and Domain.
First, for the regular visitors to my blog, you would have noticed that I have moved from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress. I had been contemplating this move for a while, but kept putting it off. However, when Facebook blocked my blog links citing them as spam, not once but twice, I knew it was time for me to find a new home.
I began by purchasing my own domain, then after several weeks of research and based on recommendations from other bloggers, I chose Nose Graze as my host and as they say the rest was history.
Like all relocations, it came with its share of challenges, however Ashley from Nose Graze worked and with me to get things off the ground
Despite me continuing to Disqus commenting platform, I could not recover all my comments on the blog. I am not sure of the reason this occurred.
I know I still have a lot to learn, but I plan to have fun while doing so.
I read eleven books this month, broken down as follows:
Blood Cure- Review
ebook – 10
I am 12 books ahead in my Goodreads challenge.
I took advantage of Audible’s 2 for 1 sale and purchased these beauties
Off the Blog
April has been quite an interesting month. The Corona Virus landed on our shores in March and since then nothing has been the same. I know we can’t compare to other countries where a lot of lives has been lost because of the virus. The government placed some parts of the island on a 24 hr lock down for two weeks to prevent community spread when several employees from a single call centre within that area contracted the virus. In addition, they have placed the entire island under curfew from 6pm to 6 am for several weeks now. I have been working mostly from home. I am required to go into the office once per week. At the time of writing this post there were 432 reported cases out of a population of 3 million, and each day the numbers grow. There were some recoveries, but there were also a few deaths. The biggest problem is that most people refuse to practice social distancing and the rule of having mass gatherings, which has its own share of repercussions.
My contribution to aid in preventing the spread is to stay home, only leaving when necessary. I pray that May will bring much needed positive vibes.
- Good as Gold by Sarina Bowen - June 2, 2023
- An Armored Heart by R. C. Boldt - May 31, 2023
- 🎧Awaken the Darkness by Dianne Duvall - May 30, 2023
Glad you are staying safe! I’m hearing a lot of people have been having problems with their blogs including disappearing pictures, and like you, they made the switch over to WordPress. I like the look! Kudos on getting in quite a few reads in April too! Hugs, RO
I’m happy your new platform is working for you! I love using WordPress.
Yeah, I used Disqus on blogger and you had to select something to keep comments so that if you converted back you keep them. It is glitchy and I have posts with comments that belong to other post and the replies are on another. It was crazy. Glad you made the move! I love Nora’s trilogy on audio 🙂
I have the complete trilogy on audio,so I am looking forward to a great listen.
You definitely got a lot of reading done! Happy May, stay safe!
Thanks and the same to you.
That’s a lot of books in one month. Great job
You had a great reading month.
Yes I did.
Congrats on the move! I hate Blogger, but I’m not brave enough to switch over. I hope you have a good May!
I know the feeling. I felt that way once. I wish the same for you too.
I am so happy for the move and isn’t Ashley so wonderful? She really helped me when I first started. I had no clue what I was doing. Let me know if you ever have any questions. But I left Blogger because I had issues with them as well. And being self hosted is nice because you are in charge of pretty much everything, I love the control it brings. 🙂 Happy month in May
Looks like you had a great month
have not read any of these.. but so many look good
You have read lots of fab books. Hope you have a great May too.
Congrats on your new site! And Yes to everything you said about doing our part by staying in!
Gayathri @ Elgee Writes
I really do love your blog changes. A big part of me would love to move everything over to WordPress. You had a fantastic reading month. I hope that you are able to stay safe with everything going on in the world. Have a great May!
Congrats for such a busy month.
Looks like you had a good busy reading month!