ARTSY FORAGER IS MOVING ( and needs your help! )

2 Nov

A few weeks ago, I let ya’ll know about plans to move Artsy Forager away from WordPress.com & over to its own domain, asking you to help me decide on a newly tweaked site design.**  I’ve been working on getting all the backend functionality up & running and hope to move this little blog over into its new home soon– soft target move date, Wednesday November 7th.  Yikes!!  I’m excited and extremely nervous about this move.

I’m excited to see the blog continue to grow and evolve and with a self-hosted domain, the opportunities for where Artsy Forager can go and how it can serve the art loving online community are endless!

But here’s why I’m nervous– 1 out of every 10 Artsy Forager blog followers are following via the WordPress.com platform and when the blog moves, your follows do not move with it.  So while there will be a redirect if you visit the old artsyforager.wordpress.com site, if you are a WordPress.com follower, unless you resubscribe with an email subscription, you will no longer receive notifications of new content on www.artsyforager.com.  I don’t want to lose you & I don’t want you to miss out on all the wonderful new artsiness I have planned for you!🙂

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you “follow” Artsy Forager via your WordPress.com dashboard, please take a moment to become an email subscriber.  I’ve even moved up the Subscription Box in the sidebar to make it easy to see!  This way, you’ll be guaranteed to continue seeing all the artist features, Friday Design Finds, studio tours, and some exciting NEW features comin’ to ArtsyForager.com!

You guys make writing, maintaining and now growing this blog such a pleasure for me.  Artsy Forager would not be what it is without you!

Love & Artsiness,

Lesley

**The overwhelming majority of you loved site design Option A and it was also my first choice.  But many of you also loved the square logo represented in the other designs ( me too! ).  I think everyone will be happy with the new design.😉

10 Responses to “ARTSY FORAGER IS MOVING ( and needs your help! )”

  1. mandymaplesphillips November 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Hi Lesley! I am new to the blog world and found your blog to be really interesting. Great looking site, by the way!

    • Lesley November 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

      Hi Mandy, thanks so much and welcome! Good luck blogging, it’s fun work.😉 Hope you’ll follow me over to http://www.artsyforager.com!

      Cheers!
      Lesley

  2. Nikki November 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Congratulations on the upcoming move! I know you’re all sorts of excited. 😀 Bookmarked the new site with my other non-WP blogs o’ choice, so consider me on board!❤

    • Lesley November 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      Thanks so much, Nikki! Have a great weekend!

  3. Libby Hocker November 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi, Lesley! I definitely want to continue getting your Artsy Forager news. I love your reports each day and am often led to check out artists’ websites to see more. I’m the biggest art addict in Grants Pass, OR where you and your hubby were living during Deanna Marsh’s fab show at our museum. I was fortunate to be the curator for that exhibit. If I need to sign up to continue to get your news from your new domain, I’m at: libjo@charter.net. Many thanks, and best wishes for your new project. Libby Hocker

    • Lesley November 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks, Libby! You’re already subscribed via email, so you’ll be imported over with the other email subscribers. Have a great weekend!

  4. Richard Guest November 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Love the design you’ve chosen, Lesley. Hope the removals go well.

    • Lesley November 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks so much, Richard! Have a great weekend!

    • Lesley November 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

      PS Thanks for signing up on the new site!

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