I Switched to a Self-Hosted Blog

After months of pondering a new name for my new site, I came up with the name Glocoa. It merges the words Glam and Cocoa. This site is going to be a bit different from my previous site (momentswithdes.com) because I am taking a more journalistic approach. This means I will be conducting interviews and conducting research on various topics.

WHY THE NAME CHANGE?

I felt like “momentswithdes” was not a name that could easily be branded. I also didn’t feel like it had much flare or was unique enough to make people stop and wonder, “Hmm! What’s that?”

WHY DID I DECIDED TO SWITCH TO A SELF-HOSTING SITE?

I wanted more freedom to design my blog the way I wanted and to have completed ownership of my blog. I felt this was the only way that my vision could come to life.

WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THIS NEW BLOG?

My vision is to create a space for women to gain access to loads of information on various topics that are affecting them everyday. I want to provide women with information that will help in improving their health and lifestyle.

These topics will all be covered in the “Let’s Talk” category of my blog. I will still be covering aspects of my life which you will find in the lifestyle, beauty, and health categories in the “Blog” dropdown. I feel it is important that you get to know me and that is why I want to share aspects of my life.

WHAT SELF-HOSTING PLATFORM AM I USING?

After many months of research, I decided to use chemicloud as my self-hosting platform. It was super easy to set up and the process took me under 15 minutes. I picked this web-hosting platform because it had, by far, the best reviews across different websites and it was the most affordable for a three year time-frame. I am affiliated with chemicloud, but I can honestly tell you that I would not speak so highly about them if they were not a great company.

I am so excited about the launch of my new blog and I can’t wait to see how far it goes in the future. It’s going to be so fun discussing a wider range of topics and producing content that you’ll hopefully love.

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