weekly wrapup

Weekly Wrapup (and My New Business Venture)

Well, these wrapup posts just keep getting later and later each weekend, don’t they? If you missed a post from last week, just click a thumbnail below. There were lots of great features from some awesomely talented bloggers last week! Don’t forget, if you have a project you’d like to share (and possibly have featured here on A2D), you an link up a project on Fridays at the Addicts (not so) Anonymous Link Party! The party starts at 1:00pm (central)!

Last Week’s Posts

 

My New Business Venture

Lately I’ve had several people approach me for help with their WordPress blogs. WordPress isn’t difficult, but it’s completely different from Blogger, so there’s definitely a learning curve. Anyway, I’ve decided to put myself out there and offer my services at a very competitive rate of $20/hour. I can help you make changes to your theme, switch to a Genesis theme (the best, in my humble opinion), add a DIY Projects Gallery to your site (like the one I have), or just give general help with how to use WordPress (which is easier via a phone call). If you hear of someone needing help, please feel free to pass along my name! Thanks!



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13 Comments

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    Jill Wilhelm
    March 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I haven’t made the switch just yet, but I have went as far as to sign up for it. This is a great idea. I know how hard it is to learn it all on your own and just knowing that you are there to help is great. I’m going to share your post on mine if that’s ok?

    Jill

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      Kristi
      March 19, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Jill, I’d love for your to share my post! Thank you!

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    Jean
    March 19, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I just started setting up a blog last night on blogger. Is there a reason why WordPress is better? Should I begin over there instead? I’d be willing to pay $20.00 an hour for help!

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      Kristi
      March 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

      Jean, it all depends on your purpose for blogging. If your purpose is just to have a simple personal blog where you can keep family members up-to-date on what’s happening in your life, then Blogger is just fine. If your purpose is the actually make a go at turning blogging into a money-making business in the future, or if you’re wanting to use a blog as part of a business, e.g., to promote an Etsy store, then there are a thousand reasons why WordPress is far superior to Blogger.

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    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
    March 19, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Kristi,
    You go girl! You are a WordPress rockstar and have helped me tremendously. My phone calls to you aren’t over (did I scare you)?! Will be spreading the word about your fab services!
    Kelly

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      Kristi
      March 19, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Ha! Doesn’t scare me in the least, Kelly! I was just thinking yesterday that the phone calls are my favorite part of this new venture. It’s been fun getting to put a voice to bloggers who I’ve only known virtually up until now. Thanks for spreading the word!

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    Debbie refreshrestyle
    March 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I am so glad you’re open for business! Good Luck and I may be calling 🙂

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    Karen
    March 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Good luck with your new business venture! You are one smart girl! I am switching to Word Press, so far so good, the official launch is tomorrow. You just might be hearing from me!

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    Carol @arewethereyet
    March 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Kristi – I wanted to switch to WordPress as I thought that was the way to go to build my blog. On day one I set up my account, designed my blog and created my first entry. All was well. The next morning I got a phone call from my credit card company (that I had used to set up my account) and there had been fraudelent charges made on this card. The only place it could have come from was from the WordPress site since I had not used the card for months before this trransaction. My credit card did not accept the charges and I was not held responsible for the charges which totaled almost $500 – I informed WordPress about the breach and cancelled the account. Do I blame WordPress itself for this breach – no not entirely, but I do worry about the security of the site. Therefore, I will NOT be switiching to WordPress until I feel certain that their site is more secure from hacking. I wish you success with your new venture – but caution everyone to watch their account closely.

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      Kristi
      March 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Hi Carol~~So sorry that happened to you! What a frustration!

      But WordPress is just the name of the blogging software, and it’s an open source software and complete free of charge to the user. You would have had no reason to give WordPress your credit card information. The breech of security would have happened through whatever hosting company you chose to host your site. In other words, the breech had nothing to do with your use of the free WordPress software.

      There are hundreds (probably more) hosting companies out there. Some are very reliable with great customer service. Others are very questionable. You definitely have to choose a hosting company carefully.

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    debbiedoos
    March 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

    You know you rock in my book girl! Whew…you were my angel that day. Things are feeling good for sure. I will be having you in future do more galleries for me. I love the way that looks.

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    [email protected] Space
    March 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I just purchased a small house and your design gives me ideas on how to make it look bigger and save the spaces.

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    [email protected] criminal attorney
    March 25, 2012 at 1:08 am

    What a great weekend. Looking for more great post from you. I’m still looking for cool cabinet designs.

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