Honey, I’m home!

A house being transported on a lorry - literally moving home!

Right, I’m here, most of my stuff from the old blog seems to have found its way here relatively unscathed. Plus, to continue the analogy I left Blogger with a week or so ago, there are several boxes of things I need either to unpack or see if I can live without and shove them in the loft. High time I actually wrote a post on this temporarily baffling new platform, methinks.

The new-look Diary of the Dad is a bit like Xander at the moment. There are some teething problems. Were he not already keeping me awake at night with his howls of dental-based woe, WordPress would probably be stepping up to the plate and doing likewise.

I’ve had a few minor victories along the way. Sussing out permalinks, menus and a weird glitch that made my banner inexplicably duplicate despite several instructions to the contrary, but there is still much to do. Most of the shiny badges I’ve amassed in the last couple of years need to be retrieved and added. As does the list of other people’s blogs I like to read.

It’s a lot like my real-world home since we moved in really. It’s comfortable enough to live in, but there are loads of little jobs that need doing around the place and the light switches aren’t where I’m used to idly reaching for them.

Consequently, the place is a bit of a mess. Vaguely ordered mess, but mess nonetheless. If there is a virtual/blogging equivalent of eating takeaway on the floor and drinking wine from odd mugs, that is what I’m doing at this precise moment.

I’m still not sure about the look of the new site but, you know what? Sod it! I’m going to adopt the same approach I have to parenting and make it up as I go along. Dylan and Xander have turned out fine so, hopefully, the new Diary of the Dad will do likewise.

What do you think so far? Any comments are most welcome!


  1. Richy

    Looking good so far!

    Feel free to shout if you get stuck with anything. I wouldn’t class myself as an expert, but I know my way around WordPress (mostly) so I might just be able to help.

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  2. Angeline

    The blog looks fab, well done:) I am still trying to get to grips with WordPress as well, I get scared when making changes but I had looked at a great tutorial from Tots 100.

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      Cheers, Angeline! I think it’ll take me a while to get used to WordPress too but, as you say, there are some handy guides about. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sarah Miles

    Ooh! Get you all self-hosted and whatnot!

    Very nice…liking the colour scheme…subtle, not in your face but still there…a relaxing blue ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a host of recommended plugins if you want them? Can email them over of summat if you’re interested?

    Congrats, good bloggy job! X

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      Thanks, Sarah! And it only took me a year of procrastination to get round to… Advice on plugins would be most welcome, thank you; I’ll drop you a line. ๐Ÿ™‚

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