Hello and welcome to the new address of Jay’s Brick Blog! If you’ve come here from my old blog (www.jaysbrickblog.wordpress.com) it’s because I’ve magically redirected all previous traffic to my brand spanking new address here!
A couple of weeks ago, I began contemplating about getting my own domain and moving away from wordpress.com. It stemmed from the fact that I became aware that WordPress has always attached dodgy looking ads on to my blog posts. See example below:
I only became aware of how badly the ads looked when I was using my wife’s PC to check my blog because I normally have Adblock on which basically blocks any obstructive ads in my browser.
Ever since then, I’ve become quite uncomfortable about the fact that WordPress was serving up these shady looking ads so I started doing some research into how I would migrate to my own site where I had more control over the kinds of ads that show up (if any) and I figured it would be nice to have my very own domain.
After sinking hours into learning about how to set up my own self-hosted blog and even more hours migrating over all my posts, content and pictures… I proudly present to you
It’s my very own domain where I have free reign over what you see and I only want my readers to see exciting, educational and interesting Lego content!
I’ve put in a whole lot of effort into cloning my site, which meant manually migrating all my pictures from when this blog first started to the new site, to allow a more seamless transition. If you’ve come from my old site, you’ll notice that everything more or less looks and feels the same, which is what I ultimately wanted – a seamless transition to a new website, while retaining all the best bits of this blog.
I really hope to further improve my blog now that I have more control over the site and I want to thank you for being such awesome readers!
In fact I’ve already posted up my very first post up, Part 2 of my Lego Series 11 Review!
I really hope you guys will bookmark my new URL and I look forward to hosting you at my brand new address!
Oh and if for some strange reason anything doesn’t work as it should and you’re getting sent to 404 pages, please leave a comment and let me know so I’ll be able to fix it! I’m still pretty new to this self-hosting thing and I might’ve messed something up along the way!