Moving, whether it be your home, your classroom, your books from one room to the next or your blog is quite simply a pain!
As you know, I’m an elementary school librarian. Of the four blogs I currently maintain, two are book related – one specifically targeted to elementary readers, teachers, and parents. My school district is getting ready to block access to Blogger from school computers. On Friday, I took a professional development class on blogging. I learned a lot – including about the impending move to block Blogger.
During the class I managed to move my elementary blog Mrs. Archer’s Book Notes to the districts blog site which uses WordPress. I decided to transfer this blog as well, though not to the school’s host. I’m not sure all this makes sense. I feel like I need either a road map or bread crumbs to follow. I think the school district uses WordPress.org (don’t hold me to that though) and this blog is on WordPress.com – a free site.
Of course with any move comes headaches. I managed to restore the extra pages that didn’t transfer. Yet, I can’t figure out how to transfer the followers from the old blog to this one. I managed to put a button for one of the challenges I’m participating in on the sidebar, but I can’t seem to transfer any other buttons, nor can I add my Shelfari widget. Knowing a little technology is more dangerous and more frustrating than knowing none.
I’m sure I’ll figure it out. I just hope I do before I pull all my hair out.