Over the past week or so I have been working hard behind the scenes to create new things on Uni Confessions to make it easier to use the website.
Change number 1
The first thing I changed was actually brought on by my friend at uni, who told me that she couldn’t follow my blog without a wordpress account, which she didn’t have! So I started looking for a way that I could change that because I would love any readers to be able to follow, in as easy way as possible.So I found a new way for you to follow.
How Do you follow?
If you look at the side bar -> you will see a little box that says Follow blog Via Email. If you click on the follow button, you will then be asked to type in your email address (make sure this is a real account.) You will then be sent a confirmation email. Once you have confirmed that it is you that wants to follow Uni Confessions, you are all set.
What happens when you follow?
Once you followed the blog via email, you will receive an email every time that I upload a new post. You can then come and read what I have to say.
What if I am already following via WordPress?
If you are already following via WordPress then you don’t have to do anything. The new following system will not affect the WordPress followers as you will still be informed in the normal way. However you can also follow by email as well if you think it’s easier to get an email every time I update.
Update number 2
The second change is something that I have wanted to do for a while, but have been putting it off. So I finally got out my credit card and go to it. So, Uni Confessions is now based on it’s own domain name; uni-confessions.co.uk
What does this mean?
Basically all it means is that in the bar at the top where it says the web address it will now say uni-confessions.co.uk rather than uniconfessions.wordpress.com.
What will this change for the reader?
Not much to be honnest, as you will have seen today if you go to the normal word press site you will just be redirected here. You can also access the website via uni-confessions.co.uk, if you don’t have a word press account then you may want to just use this address.
Why have you done it then?
As I said earlier on I have been wanting to do this for a while. This website has become so special and so important to me, and over the last few weeks my confidence in this site has grown and grown.
As I have become more confident and proud about the blog I have wanted to find ways to make it seem more professional. The first thing I have done to make it more professional is buying this domain name. Over time I am hoping to do much more to advance this blog for you and to make me feel more professional and grown up.
I would like to point out this blog is still not professional. I am still sitting in my uni room (in bed) typing away. I have not been taken over/ paid by a huge company. It’s still just me!
I hope this has made sense!