OH WHY OH WHY DID I EVER GO SELF HOSTED?

I am having so many issues and am losing so much sleep over this whole hot mess that this is no longer an enjoyable hobby but a source of desserts spelled backwards.

(stressed, people, s t r e s s e d.)

I know no web designers, I don’t have the time to teach myself hardly anything (as much as I want to) online tutorials may as well be in Klingon and the tears are starting to flow. This isn’t fun anymore.

Go enjoy other peoples blogs who know what they’re doing, because this one’s going to be on hiatus forĀ  a while.

Klonopin? Anybody? Anybody?

Please?

Comments

  1. *raises hand*

    I know what to do (I design blog themes – temptation designs>)

    I can help you out if you like… even if it’s simple coding trouble, I’d be glad to help!

  2. Maybe I can help…I went self-hosted recently and use wordpress etc. Send me an e-mail anytime.

    (wipes away the tears…)

  3. What are you trying to do? Change the layout? Change colors? Not sure? :) I’ll add my name to the list if you have questions.

  4. There is help, Casey! Don’t despair! Look at all these wonderful people offering their expert services!

    And picking up an HTML for Dummies book probably wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

    I turn to my hubby for my design issues, otherwise I’d offer help, too.

  5. I can’t even figure out Blogger! How sad is that? Don’t give up, I like your stuff so just keep posting!

  6. Yeah. I wish I could help. I got nuthin.

    But I got a Toot for ya anyday!

  7. Love the new banner. So who’s your new neighbor from Alberta?

  8. Love your website. It is SO much more than I can ever do! Seriously, don’t be so hard on yourself. I just can’t wait to be the one to say, “I knew her when!” Hugs and kisses sent your way…tag…yer it!

  9. You dont know me but i have been reading your page through a friends, just wanted to say I LOVE IT! its so real and you say what i would love to say but dont have the guts!

  10. I’ve been thinking about switching too, but will probably put it off for these very reasons until I have a bit more time on my hands. Hugs to you, honey. Don’t let the design issues keep you from writing. Love the new banner, btw. I hope the sweet people who offered help in the comments can make your tears stop. :)

  11. I love that new banner, but I share your fear about being self-hosted. I know a bit about web design, but not enough to keep the stress away and the desserts away from my belly.
    Take ‘er easy!

  12. here…take a tissue…

    i’ll overnight the klonopin. would you like some xanax and/or valium too?

  13. Ahhhhh!!!!!!! I love the new layout…and the new picture. I know nothing…but it looks great.

    Good luck!

  14. Girl, you could write on scrap paper and I’d read it…don’t go away!!!

  15. I have plenty of Klonopin I can share. I’ve never had a Special K party before though. what shall we wear?

  16. OMG, LMAO!! LOVE the new banner! That’s freakin’ genius!

  17. Well… I’m no help at all. I’m lucky I can get a post out sometimes. So frustrating!

    Good luck figuring it all out. It sucks if it’s not fun!

  18. Casey! Honey! Remember me? The BlogHer WordPress guru? I can help! (well, maybe. I don’t do whole themes or anything, but I can certainly help with code and stuff). Email me if you need me!

  19. Can’t help you w/the site…I’m so not technologically inclined …but I can help you with a shoulder to cry on!

    Hang in there!

  20. And you haven’t contacted me or Jessica? Girl, what is wrong with you? We encouraged you and can help you out of a bind. :)

  21. Oh you can’t. What will I do w/o a dose of Moosh? The world will end!

    Because of you, I looked into getting my own hosting gig this past weekend. Then my brain started cramping really really bad just reading the first page of How To on wordpress.org.

    Let me tell ya, I’ve had brain farts ALL week since.

  22. Looks like lots of other have offered their help, but I’ll offer too :) If you need any help, I’ve been doing the HTML thing for almost 10 years!

  23. I feel your pain (and I am taking notes on WHO offered help!). I try one little thing and have the whole sidebar practically upside down and stretched across the footer. WTF??

  24. OMG! I LOVE your new banner. LOVE.

    I’m such a technotard that I’ve hired out help for my blog. I feel the same way about going self-hosted. I feel like I don’t have any control anymore…no backup? I’ve crashed my site like 4 times and my dearest Carrisa (carrisablog.com) has rebuilt it for me. bless.

  25. Eek! This is precisely why I’m so scared to make the move to a “real” blog. But when I do make the move (and it is coming soon), and face the inevitable coding disasters and whatnot, I’m coming back to this very post and stalking all the lovely people who offered to help you. ;)

    P.S. LOVE the banner! Did you do it yourself?!

  26. What are you talking about? You’re doing great! I wish I had your skills! Your blog looks FABULOUS!

    Did ya hear- there’s a family reunion coming up. With all our CRAZY (seriously, disturbed), scary, um- trashy, relatives. Ok, so they aren’t ALL bad! But the ones that aren’t are a rare few! Wish you were going to be here! My dear NORMAL cuz!

  27. I’m here via PlainJane Mom. :) I know stuff. I run a free blogging host. ;) I help out in the WordPress forums even.
    Heck, I’ll answer your questions for free.

  28. I’m a Web developer and designer and I’m local – let me know if I can help!

  29. i can help too. let us know what you need.

  30. hello.
    emailing
    geez – dah’lin mooshgirl … y’know I’ll help you.

  31. I looks great so far! I know it can seem like a lot. Take little bits at a time. I haven’t done anything to change mine for the same reason. But look, you’ve got all these awesome people ready and willing to help!
    No more tears!

  32. IT looks great…geez

  33. Well, it looks good to me.

    When I moved over to self hosted it was easy as pie (and I know NOTHING). I think I was lucky. Very, very lucky.

    You’ll figure it out.

    (I got a lot of help from reading the message boards over at wordpress.org. Give it a try.)

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