Migrated from Blogger To WordPress

I used to blog at Blogger. I started this very same blog last July 2009 and was under their “roof” for almost 9 months. Bought my domain name from their partnership with GoDaddy but Blogger hosted my site. It was doing great while I was there and I can say had many happy memories and sad ones. I gained many friends, learned how to build and tweak my sites, earned a lot from different money making opportunities and most of my unique posts were created there.

Just last April, I got my Page Rank. Was really so happy because finally my hard work was noticed and rewarded. My Alexa Ranking dropped a million plus to what you see now. It was, I think, the most wonderful feeling since I started blogging.

I haven’t basked on my new status yet and a few days later my blog was gone! I was really disappointed and depressed to a point of giving up blogging all together. I tried all possible measures so they will restore it, waited a few more days but to no avail. I finally told myself, it’s time to move on.

Actually, I have been putting off migrating to WordPress since January 2010, the time I bought my domain. But was enjoying my stay at Blogger and most of all I thought it would require a lot of time, effort and patience in transferring from one platform to another. Besides that, I would lose all rankings and backlinks. I guess, it’s kinda a blessing in disguise when they deleted my blog,lol. I’ m here now blogging at WordPress and loving every minute of it!

When I decided to move here, I found ways so as not to lose so much of what I have worked for. Though I can’t say the same for my old contents. I was only able to do a backup on the most recent ones. That was a big impact on me because those were unique articles. Well, I can’t have it all, can I?

I haven’t finished tweaking and optimizing this site yet but am coping. Suddenly, there’s a rush of new ideas on what to post in the next few days. I have to get them out of my head or I’ll be having migraines for weeks,lol..

Have so many plans and so many things to do..but at least I’m enjoying it here..and most of all, no more FEAR of getting deleted again!!

BC Bloggers Secret 3 – Now Open!

I’ve been seeing this  badge for some time now which says BC Bloggers Secret..Thought it was just another badge advertising a site…Actually, it’s a link exchange program. But as Mommy Paula (that’s what people call her) puts it, it’s linking without asking or begging for an exchange.

Bloggers who wishes to be linked with the program needs to place a uniformed badge on their sites ( see below). There is a page on her blog where all those who joined are listed. I  think if I’m not mistaken (do correct me if I’m wrong), the idea is, if you’re a member, you should at least visit some of the sites there (if not all in a day). Then you get a visit from the other members you have visited. These creates traffic to your site, of course, aside from building links..

Great idea, Mommy Paula! So, if you wanna join, read this:

Calling all bloggers who want to gain friends in the blogosphere and build links at the same time – BC Bloggers 3 is now open. To join just visit Mommy Diary, read the requirements, and fill out the Application Form.

and that’s about it!!