Blogging. What’s That Again?

Yvonne in LA

After years of talking about it, I’ve finally switched over from Blogger to WordPress. I finally have category pages so I can have one blog where I talk about gluten-free, being The White Mexican, and life as a mother in Los Angeles.

I’m so happy with it except for a couple of things. First, there’s no time to write on my new, beautiful blog because I keep fixing things here and there. Plus I’m the editor and co-founder of MomsLA.com and I write for CBS Los Angeles Best of Family. I’ve had posts on both of those sites, but only a couple have made it on my own.

And then there’s the issue of my url. It’s different. I was yvonneinla.blogspot.com for years. Now, I’m yvonneinla.com. Similar, but different. So different I have no traffic, no one to read my fancy new blog. Okay, it’s probably because I haven’t posted as much as I should, but I blame the change.

Oh, change. Because I need to do something drastic in order to change, I’m going to do just that. I’ve done quite a few crazy schemes to get me to follow through on things. For example, I went on a 28-day challenge where I was vegan with no oil or sugar. Why? to give up sugar. I signed up for a 6-month marathon training (twice) so I would exercise regularly, which was great except for running the 2 marathons. Here is my latest crazy scheme; I’m going to post a blog on this site every day for 30 days.

Today is Day 1. Thank you and Welcome to YvonneInLA.com

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  2. Christina Simon February 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm Reply

    I just switched to WP from Blogger a few days ago, so I get it. I’m happy about the change, but it takes time for everything to settle in. Your blog looks great!

    • Yvonne February 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm Reply

      Thank you! It is more time consuming than I imagined. And I also just realized that all of the links I put in my MomsLA, Shine, CBS posts don’t work now because they have blogspot in the link. This never occurred to me.

  3. Kim Tracy Prince February 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm Reply

    This is very pretty! I look forward to more of your personal work, especially because when people are crazy (marathon running, giving up sugar) their writing is more interesting.

    • Yvonne February 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm Reply

      Ha! That’s such a nice way of putting it.

  4. natalie February 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm Reply

    do you still keep up with the no sugar and oil? and do you run reg? they say if you do something for 30 days it becomes a habit:) maybe blogging for yourself will too!

    • Yvonne February 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm Reply

      I gave up sugar again in November after a holiday bender. But I’m having a little now. If I can step away from my computer, I’m going on a 5-mile run right now before I pick up my kids.

    • Yvonne February 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm Reply

      And thank you!

  5. Desiree Eaglin February 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm Reply

    I find it hard to find the time to write for my own blog too since contributing everywhere else takes so much time and effort. I like the new site, the colors are pretty!

    • Yvonne February 10, 2012 at 12:25 am Reply

      Thank you!

  6. Donna February 10, 2012 at 12:50 am Reply

    Yvonne, the new space looks fabulous! Mazel tov!

    I’ve been sitting here pondering the same issues (i.e., not doing anything on my personal blog because I’ve been so busy on other projects — plus, moving my site from Typepad to WordPress). I don’t know about you, but writing on my site is one of the things that keeps me sane (so the fact that I’ve been so neglectful must mean that I’m in a crazy place right now).

    May we both find a way to carve out a little more time to write for ourselves.

    • Yvonne February 10, 2012 at 12:54 am Reply

      Do the 30 days of blogging with me Donna!! We can encourage each other (or pass around videos to post).

  7. tania luviano February 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm Reply

    I love how you find ways to inspire yourself and stick to your resolutions!

  8. Caryn B February 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    You are going to LOVE being on WP. There is so much freedom to do whatever you want. And your readers will find you. : )

    • Yvonne February 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm Reply

      Hope so!

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