Bittersweet Change

Life is all about growth and change. We are always happier when we accept to. I too accepted a big change for me and my blog finally as I moved Eloquent ArticulationΒ  from to its new home
It does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

I felt sad leaving blogger but this is where my blog and I want to be so here we are. Embracing change.


So this is the blog here in its new address and we both are still getting settled. A few big and small hiccups along the way. It still needs a lot of TLC. (Tender loving care) and I am going to be super busy doing it, getting my head wrapped around the details. It is not easy to give up old habits and blogger was a breeze to use – I never had any issue with it.

Well, except the fact that my google+ comments did not come through. πŸ™ Yes, it is some technical issue that has not been sorted by google. Now I wonder why ever in the world did I activate them. Let me know if you have a solution.

For the past couple of days all I saw was code swimming in front of my eyes and I thought I would never get this fixed but thanks to some good advice from Sid Balachandran and help from Aditi Mathur Kumar, my college friendΒ Amit Gupta & his kind friends (thank you guys) & Rubina Ramesh I survived and lived to tell the tale. I had almost decide to give up moving but better sense prevailed. I have not been writing for the past few days and am now back on track. Feels good to write.

Have you shifted your blog or are you thinking about it? Do let me know. I got lots of things to share so you don’t waste your time and money like I did. Yep, lost some money, got some refund and then finally landed on this domain. But all that is for another post. πŸ™‚ Still the blog is not polished enough but I am going to spit – shine it soon.

Welcome to my old blog and its new home. Take a look, read a few posts – all the old ones are here. Lots of new things to look forward to. My wonderful, patient authors – lots of reviews coming up. But first I need to edit and change my blog url all over the web! Gosh!! never realized how many places they were!!

A big thank you to you, my readers for your love. Do tell me what you think of the new blog? Is it same, same or different?

EQ by Indy


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  • Shailaja V
    Posted at 04:03h, 04 March Reply

    Congrats Inderpreet! So is this self-hosted then? Or just a domain re-direct? I am guessing the first because I see WordPress commenting enabled.

    Welcome to the new space and hope you find yourself at home πŸ™‚

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 12:58h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you Shailaja, I have shifted to WordPress, bag and baggage. I like it here, its a good home.

  • the bespectacled mother
    Posted at 04:18h, 04 March Reply

    Congratulations and welcome to the world of wordpress. It is so easy to stay connected here but yes it must be a great deal of work moving your blog to self-hosted. I wish one day I too can gather my energies for doing the same. For now I am scared.

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 15:18h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you The Bespectacled Mother Yes, I agree it is much easier and friendly but I am still learning. You could just go in for a domain name and link it to your blog. Do check it out. I found WordPress very helpful.

  • Beloo Mehra
    Posted at 04:27h, 04 March Reply

    Congratulations. I recently did the domain change for my matriwords blog. But since I did it on wordpress only, it was actually very simple. Just had to pay them πŸ™‚ Your blog’s new home does look quite organised. And I am sure your spit-shining session will make it even more so. Enjoy the settling in process!

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 15:22h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you so much Beloo, I tried to keep it simple. I too have bought the domain name since I could not find good hosting. It was a lot easier that I thought. Lets see how things go in future.

  • Debbie D.
    Posted at 04:40h, 04 March Reply

    Your new site looks great! It appears to be on with a custom domain name, yes? That’s easier than self-hosted because you don’t have to worry about all the behind the scenes technical stuff. It does have limitations and there is only the one commenting system. People can choose to use WordPress (default), Facebook, Google+ or Twitter accounts to comment, though.

    • Debbie D.
      Posted at 13:12h, 04 March Reply

      I just checked and it appears that Google is NOT an option for commenting. My ,mistake!

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 21:50h, 06 March Reply

      Thank you so much Debbie. You are right, it is on WordPress with a domain name. I had a tough time with self hosting so its on hold for the time being. The shift from blogger was quite a bit I think πŸ™‚

      • Vidya Sury
        Posted at 21:54h, 06 March Reply

        Debbie and Inderpreet – the Google Plus comments plugin has not been updated for 3 years. I had it and it just stopped working last week. So at the risk of losing loads of comments, I disabled and deleted it πŸ™ Better now than later.

      • Debbie D.
        Posted at 22:13h, 06 March Reply

        I know, it’s a steep learning curve. I took the plunge in 2013. If you decide to go that route in future, don’t hesitate to ask for help. πŸ™‚ WordPress is very different from Blogger but it looks more professional, IMO.

      • Indywrites
        Posted at 02:25h, 07 March Reply

        Debbie, Vidya the total lack of support for google+ comments was a major reason for the shift. I tried my best to save them and they are still there on the old blog. Google is so proactive in urging us to activate the g+ comments but no solution for moving them. WordPress has been extremely supportive and I am glad I shifted. Good you got rid of G+ Vidya, Best in the long run.
        I will definitely be asking for lots of advice from you in future. Thanks a ton for all the support. <3

  • ann bennett
    Posted at 04:44h, 04 March Reply

    The new blog looks great. Add another follow besides wordpress to make it easier on your old blogger friends to follow you. Cheers.

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:27h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you Ann, I put up the follow button, good advice there. So glad I did this before the A to Z.

  • Vidya Sury
    Posted at 10:50h, 04 March Reply

    Congratulations Inderpreet! You’re going to be very happy in your new home! Looking forward to seeing your business cards now! When I moved my blogs I was lucky to have my friend orchestrate it for me. Of course there were hiccups that eventually got sorted out. Hugs!

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:28h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you Vidya, The business cards are ready too! I even handed out a few over the weekend. Will share a pic on FB. Your support means a lot to me. Hugs.

  • soniaraowrites
    Posted at 10:57h, 04 March Reply

    Happy house-warming, Indy. Am sure this space is going to be as warm and welcoming and worthwhile like the previous one. Congratulations on the move. And abso looking forward to the timeandmoney saving post on blog-shifting. Cheers πŸ˜€

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:30h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you Sonia, πŸ˜€ Hope to keep working on improving it. I will post soon about the blog shift thing. It was quite an experience.

  • aditebanerjie
    Posted at 11:10h, 04 March Reply

    Kudos to you on braving the ups and downs of website migrations! You are one brave soul. Happy writing! πŸ™‚

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:33h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you Adite! I try to be brave. πŸ™‚ Phew!! Now off for some writing.

  • Ruchi Singh (@RuchiWriter)
    Posted at 11:42h, 04 March Reply

    Congrats for a personalized domain! All the best!!

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:34h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you for your good wishes. πŸ™‚

  • NAV
    Posted at 12:34h, 04 March Reply

    Great the blog looks good & this Welcome post makes it feel homely too πŸ™‚
    Im already having my tummy churn thinking of moving my 2blogs from blogger to any other Blogging platform. WordPress will be first option, though. Looking forward to the next post about moving Blog from one platform to another. Till then I better sit tight with the currect one.

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:38h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you Nav, It is a bit difficult to move but WordPress is really cool. Since you are already on WP it will be effortless. Will post the moving post soon. Start checking out the domain name you wish for in the meanwhile.

  • Rachna
    Posted at 13:26h, 04 March Reply

    Congratulations, Inderpreet! Moving your blog home is a nerve-wracking task. I am glad that you had help. Wish you good luck with the new blog. It does look quite lovely.

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:39h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you Rachna, all the advice really helped but I still should have read up a lot more. Blue Host definitely left a lot to be desired. πŸ˜€ But all is well now.

  • nabanita
    Posted at 14:34h, 04 March Reply

    Congratulations, Inderpreet! Wish you all the luck and many more beautiful years of blogging and writing..The blog looks very nice πŸ™‚

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:41h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you for all your good wishes Nabanita. I feel quite positive now. πŸ™‚

  • vishalbheeroo
    Posted at 21:51h, 04 March Reply

    Welcome to the new home and I am sure it will rock. Makes it easier for me to follow you on WP:)

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:44h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you for your wishes and support. Vishal. Wp is good. πŸ™‚

  • Rubina Ramesh
    Posted at 20:31h, 05 March Reply

    Heartiest congratulations Indy. A giant leap towards a great future. Your determination will take you places and waiting to read a many more from you ❀️

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 02:48h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you so much Rubina, for all the support and help. <3 Definitely feel like writing more now. πŸ˜€

  • ruchira
    Posted at 23:21h, 05 March Reply

    Yeah! Congrats Indy.

    I am still in two minds to make that leap!
    The site looks neat and cheers to many fun times here

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 03:10h, 07 March Reply

      Ruchira, It is really worth it to shift, but be ready to say goodbye to the g+ comments. πŸ™
      No help and support there.
      Thank you so much form your good wishes. πŸ™‚

  • Indywrites
    Posted at 13:14h, 06 March Reply

    I am sure it will be all good, my best wishes to you. It feel so good afterwards πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for your wishes.

  • Vinitha
    Posted at 00:40h, 07 March Reply

    Congratulations on the move to WordPress and the new domain, Inderpreet! Looks simple and neat. Here’s to many more writing from you! πŸ™‚

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 03:10h, 07 March Reply

      Thank you so much Vinitha, πŸ˜€ Feels good here.

    Posted at 07:49h, 11 March Reply

    Hey hey!
    I want considering changing my domain. But I am apprehensive. I am sure that with the TLC…your blog and you will again feel at home!

  • Indywrites
    Posted at 23:02h, 13 March Reply

    Hello Red,
    Welcome to the blog. If you are on WP then the domain change is the easiest thing to do and the WP guys/ Happiness Engineers help. From blogger it is a bit tough but quite doable. So do take a look and take the plunge. Self hosting is a big thing but this is easy. I am already feeling good about being here.
    Thank you for your good wishes.

  • Lata Sunil
    Posted at 16:49h, 21 March Reply

    Congratulations Inderpreet! Funny I missed this post of yours. But, isnt it a cool place to be. I love the soothing blue layout. All the best.

    • Indywrites
      Posted at 23:58h, 21 March Reply

      Thank you Lata. Glad you like it.

  • Life360Degrees
    Posted at 13:33h, 22 March Reply

    Hi, just chanced upon your blog. Congrats on your new journey and yes, the blog looks lovely.

  • Misha Gericke (@MishaMFB)
    Posted at 02:50h, 31 March Reply

    Looks good!

    I’ve never changed blogging platform, mostly because I’m too lazy to go through all the coding required. πŸ˜€

  • BellyBytes
    Posted at 20:16h, 03 April Reply

    Hey! I too changed my blog platform , lost a lot of money and am still struggling with my ‘new’ blog. I’m now too tired to try changing it once more and completely understand where you’re coming from. Good luck with your new blog.

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