I moved!

Hello! We all give promises to other people and mainly to ourselves that we are going to start that new life we’ve always dreamed about on Monday. Or after the holidays are over. Or on 1st of June.

Today is my 1st of June, when I finally decided to take the big step and move from to a self-hosted blog. You really can’t imagine my excitement right now! Everything happened literally for a few hours and I would love to share some more of my experience if you are interested… I know, there are still tons of details yet to be polished, but everything will fit in its place eventually.

I’ve managed to migrate all of you, dear followers, and I hope you enjoy my new place. I’m still thrilled when you nominate me for tags and awards, and I kindly ask you to make sure you feature my new blog – SiyanaOnline (instead of BrushAndNeedle), so I would be able to read them all!

Also – a giveaway is going to happen soon, because I really wanted to celebrate this whole transitional process. Don’t forget to subscribe, in order not to miss anything important!

Please let me know if you can see the blog properly, like and post comments, etc. I am truly grateful for your constant encouragement,


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  • Reply Jo Smith

    Congrats on going self hosted! I’ve heard .org much better than .com

    June 1, 2017 at 11:10 am
    • Reply Siyana

      I’m still exploring all the features but it definitely isn’t as scary as I thought 🌸

      June 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm
      • Reply Jo Smith

        Hey Siyana, I tried to comment on one of your previous posts, and I had to actually visit your site to try to comment, as I couldn’t do it from the reader. But, it said I had to log in to comment, and I did, and it said I still couldn’t. I did it again, but the same thing happened.

        June 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm
        • Reply Siyana

          Thank you so much for letting me know! I’ve just checked a few settings, will you please see if it’s working now? x

          June 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm
          • Jo Smith

            Just commented on your work post. I still had to actually visit your site, though to comment instead of from the .com reader.

            June 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm
          • Siyana

            ohh right! It must be because it’s not anymore 🙄But thank you for noticing 🌸

            June 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply pehge

    Self hosting my blog this month as well! Xx

    June 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aww so exciting! Go for it girl <3

      June 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Jesse🌺

    It’s such an exciting switch! (A little scary when you can’t figure out where you get a follow button 😂) congratulations! 💖

    June 2, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Haha that was an issue for me too! If you use, you have to make your own html code xx

      June 3, 2017 at 12:48 am
  • Reply thebrokegirlsguidetobetterliving

    Congrats! That’s exciting. Looks like you’re getting the hang of it pretty quickly!

    June 6, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thank you, your kind words are really motivating! 🌸🌸

      June 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply stashy

    Congrats on migrating to self-hosted! I noticed your blog looks completely different now – very fresh. 🙂

    June 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, thank you, you are one of my favorite bloggers, so I’m very glad that you enjoy it 😊

      June 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm
      • Reply stashy

        Aw so sweet of you to say! I know that migrating a blog is a lot of work and sometimes it doesn’t go smoothly but it’s apparent that you did a great job. 🙂

        June 6, 2017 at 6:44 pm
  • Reply Mbalenhle

    Congrats Siyana 🎆. I’ve been so confused and unsure of what to do. Do you think I should upgrade my plan on WordPress or self-host my blog? Or is it the same thing? Also, if I upgrade or self-host can I change my domain from to just .com? Without any hassles?

    July 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thanks love ❤️ I will write a post on the differences if you like, but I’d definitely recommend you picking another host. You’ll still keep your blog but on lower price and for better service. You can also check my latest post to see how fast and easy the migration was, nothing to worry about! Hope that helps 🌸

      July 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm
      • Reply Mbalenhle

        Yeess!😊 Please do a post about everything 🙈. I’m super worried and confused. And thank you so much Siyana 💞

        July 3, 2017 at 7:10 pm
        • Reply Siyana

          You are very welcome, there’s nothing to worry about ❤️

          July 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm
  • Reply My experience after moving self-hosted - Siyana Online

    […] Yet it all happened and although it might sound a bit stupid for you – my blog helped me grow. That’s why I decided to help it grow too. I finally got the courage to move self-hosted. […]

    July 6, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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