This Blog Has Moved

Moving my blog

michelle My Bijou Life ,

This blog has moved….

When I started my blog a little over a year ago, I didn’t know how much I would come to love blogging for the second time in my life. (I had a quilting blog on blogspot many years ago.) So, I tried not to be overly rambunctious with my blog costs. I went with a less costly host. That did not work out well in the long run. On the day I decided I needed to move to a more robust host, my blog had been down for a total of 59 minutes in the last 24 hours. Long load times can adversely affect SEO, not to mention being really frustrating for the blogger and her readers.

It had been my intent to migrate my old blog to a new host (Bluehost). I found a good set of directions at WPBeginner, and made my way through the first couple of tasks. I got to the point where I would use the Duplicator plugin to zip all my site contents. (At least that’s what I think was supposed to happen.) The process kept timing out. Why? The time out failure came when connecting to my old host. Ugh. The very reason I was leaving. I tried getting help via chat from support at my old host provider. Let’s just say their customer service was less than stellar.

I checked and am paid up through 2021 on my old host. Armed with this knowledge, I decided to recreate my blog on a new host with a new web address: This will be available for me (or anyone else) to refer back to for two more years. This is doable. Ironically, I have to rebuild all my SEO, which was one of the reasons for seeking a new host in the first place.

The Creative Compulsions and Traffic Jam Weekend link up parties will resume a the new blog on Thursday (December 5th). I thank everyone for taking the time to follow my new blog.

My Bijou Life

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