A New Beginning

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CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS??

Yes, my blog is indeed on self-hosted WordPress now! Let’s throw some confetti!!! ^^ (And in the mean time, ignore the wonky posts I will try to fix them ASAP.)

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It was astonishing at first, because I never thought I would ever get my own domain. However, I was getting really sick of using Blogger and I would like to have more freedom with my blog. So on New Year’s Day, I asked my parents about their opinions and they were surprisingly very supportive of this whole blogging thing! Haha, Chapteriosity now looks even more legit with .com ending xD

Things apparently weren’t so easy though. I bought the domain and chose a hosting plan right after that, but then I hit a rock bottom because I was overwhelmed with how difficult it was to update your design in WordPress. I was a bit familiar with HTML but for unknown reasons I couldn’t update my design at all. Nearly none of the customization I made appeared. Weird, I know >_< But thank goodness I happened to win Meg’s giveaway and by a coincidence the price was a blog design!

Special thanks goes to Mitchii for helping me before I was announced as the winner of the giveaway. Sorry for bothering you at late nights! I was clueless that time, but hopefully I will figure out how to code and design on WordPress as time goes on. It is one of the reasons I decided to made the switch after all 🙂

And obviously, the honor of this INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS design goes to Meg, who was very easy to communicate with and patiently fixed the design to my liking. I might have bothered you with my fickleness but THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.

i love you, obviouslyAnyway, this will be a fresh start for me. I know I have been slacking with posting for the past year, but this new face of Chapteriosity shall be my motivation! I hope you guys love the new design as well! <33

Have an amazing weekend and here’s to an epic February! *cheers*

P.S.: My tests will be over on Monday so YAY FOR MORE FREE TIME!

39 thoughts on “A New Beginning”

    1. Yep it feels more legit!! <3 I love it so much. I wish I had asked my parents earlier. Thank you for your wishes, Celine! Have a nice day <3

    1. Hehehe Sandra took a peek as well. But I’m glad you guys love the design. Meg has done a fantastic job!! Thank you so much, Sana! Here’s to a better blogging habit! ^^

  1. Yay for new domains and WordPress! Blogger was cool and all (and a lot more customizable than free WP, tbh), but nothing beats WP.org, really. 😀

    And I hope you figure out coding soon! It’s definitely a lot more complicated than Blogger, and a lot more confusing. It took me a long time to get used to it, too. And I’m still struggling. >< And pfft, don't worry about your fickleness. I'm really fickle too, in case you couldn't already tell, haha. Like I said, it was great working with you and I'm so glad you're loving the design! <3

    All the best with the remainder of your tests, Kezia! Ganbatte~! AND YES, HERE'S TO A FAB FEBRUARY!!!

    1. GOSH GIRL THANK YOU SO MUCH. I don’t know what I would do without you <33 Yep, WP.org is REALLY cool I wish I had made the switch earlier, but then better late than never, right?

      Yeahh, I should probably start with the less complicated things first. It feels like the first time I was trying to make my design in Blogger haha.

      Have a nice Sunday, Meg! ^^

  2. Congrats on making the switch! Switching to self-hosting can be very overwhelming at first, but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion. I switched in february 2014 and am still happy I made the switch. And yay for winning a giveaway for a new design, what a fun coincidence!
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    1. Yeahh, that’s true. I was clueless about many things (like, SO MANY SETTINGS) but I think I’m starting to get the hang of them. Thanks, Lola! I don’t regret my decision at all ^^

    1. Thank you so much, Mel! I wish you good luck with your life as well <33 It's a bit daunting at first but I think you'll love WP.org, Mel!

    1. Thanks so much, Melanie ^^ I’m really loving it right now! Kinda wish I had done it earlier though, but oh well. And yeahh go, Meg!! <333

  3. OMG THIS IS BEAUTEOUS. CONGRATULATIONS DARLING KEZIA!! <33 I'm so happy you finally got round to being self-hosted 😉 Such a great start! 😀 And of course Meg, beautiful work on the design! Very classy, and the comments section is so special! <3

    1. YES YES YES THANKS SOOO MUCH EMMM HERE LEMME HUG YOUUUU
      I’m so glad I made the decision. And now I’m REALLY looking forward to the launching of your new blog! Last time I heard it’s being pushed back to February.
      IKR Meg is so talented I’m really satisfied with her work <3

  4. Dang, that IS a cool coincidence. Totally meant to be 🙂 I’m loving the look, though, seriously. That’s Haikyuu on the sibebar right? I still need to watch that, I know you recommended it to me >< TIME. I NEED MORE OF IT.

    To respond to your comment on my blog:
    Black Butler is actually a terrible life choice because I'm obsessed. It's a good thing the selling your soul thing doesn't exist in real life *nervous laughter* xD
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    1. Definitely a blessing ahahaha!

      Nope, that’s actually Kuroko no Basket but WELL YOU SHOULD SEE IT AS WELL. NOW YOU OWE ME TWO ANIME SHOWS, ALISE. LOL. I completely understand about our lack of time while in reality we have tons of shows to watch and piles of books as high as Everest to read >< But I'm serious, give them a chance sometime ;D BWAHAHAHA! But when we're obsessed, we literally sell our soul toward that object of obsession. I'm happy though that you're getting into anime and manga. You and Bec are even more alike now xD

    1. Awww, don’t be, Shannelle! I was lucky at that time. Thank you so much for your support. I’m loving your new blog look as well. 😀 Your instagram pics are gorgeous *O*

  5. Oh my gosh girl your blog looks so amazing. It’s so sophisticated and I like the simple colours. Hey I’m currently trying figure out which hosting to choose and I’d like to know what you’re using! Seeing your blog has got me all excited over mine as well. I’m hoping to have it up by March.Ah you’re so lucky you’ve got your domain name and everything. I’m so happy for you 😉
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    1. Thanks, Francoise! <3 Meg deserves a huge applause hahaha. Hmm I'm actually using a hosting service from an Indonesian company which has international servers so I'm probably not the best person to be asked but hey, I'll do what I can. I'll DM you, Francoise 😉

    1. Totally agree with you, Chiara!! 🙂 And thank you sooo much, yours is fabulous as well! <33 I hope you're enjoying your Sunday! ^^

  6. I love the new design! 😀 You know what, I’ve been wanting to self-host in WordPress for weeks now, but then I don’t really know how to design stuff in WP. Plus, I’m kind of freaked out into paying for my blog’s domain and site because I don’t know when I’m going to be out of blogging, and that’s awfully a lot of money.

    I like WordPress. They have better features in Blogger, don’t you think? 🙂 I wish I could switch to WP, but yeah still afraid to do that someday haha. ENJOY WP 😀

    And your blog is as gorgeous as ever!
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    1. Thank you, Jillian! <33 I completely understand how you feel because I remember feeling like that a couple years ago when I had just been blogging for a few months. I didn't think that this blog would last this long (lol, to be utterly honest I'm surprised that I'm still around right now.) But yeah, financial side should definitely be considered and since we're still relying on our parent, that's also something to be strongly kept in mind.

  7. So awesome Kezia. I’m glad your parents are very supportive of your hobby. You weren’t a bother, I’m so happy to help! But Meg did fantastic job with your blog! So that does this mean we’re getting more from you?! I can’t wait to read more of your post. Keep ‘em coming, I’ll be reading them, you bet! <3

    1. Ahhh thanks so much, Mitchii! I am really grateful for your major help. It’s true that Meg’s design is fabulous! It’s giving me motivation to be more productive haha xD I have a few post ideas so hopefully I’ll have the time to type them up and publish them!

    1. LOL IT JUST HAS TO BE DONE xD I’m super glad you and every one seems to love it! And yes! I just have to include one of my favorite anime shows here 😛

  8. It looks great 🙂 I have bought a domain and hosting but I’ve been using it as a sort of test to see how I like WordPress first of all. I really don’t think Blogger is very adaptable and I am kind of sick of it now. I am just a bit worried about losing all my traffic etc. and having to start over from scratch.
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