I want to welcome everyone to the new and better Laughing Lindsay! Thank you to everyone for sticking with me during the transition. Someone that really deserves to be thanked though is Angela Vinez! That’s because she worked really hard on this blog. She actually designed this wonderful blog you are looking at! She also moved Laughing Lindsay from Blogspot to WordPress for me! Yay! Go her! She did all of this in exchange for a review! How nice is that? I mean this woman is truly one of a kind. I can’t think of enough nice words to describe her! That’s why I feel that it’s only right for her services to be the first review on the new Laughing Lindsay!
So, let’s start from the beginning. Originally, I just wanted a new look for Laughing Lindsay and I had seen her work on other blogs and really liked it. That was right before the time that Blogger deleted some blogs and had issues. I was put onto a waitlist (she is a very busy woman and her work is great, it’s to be expected) and began thinking about things. I decided that I wanted to move Laughing Lindsay because I thought it would be better in so many ways and that I wanted to do it during the summer while I still have loads of free time to get used to the new set-up and could try to build up my pagerank and stuff. I contacted her again to see about transferring me because at the time I didn’t think she did WordPress blogs. However, I was happy to discover that she was now doing WordPress and had had to move several other blogs to WordPress because of Blogspot’s issues. So, I asked her if she could move and re-design Laughing Lindsay. She agreed to move and do a WordPress design for Laughing Lindsay and I rejoiced! Trying to do stuff on a college student’s budget is really hard and I had been looking around comparing prices for hosting and transferring and things were looking pretty sad.
Luckily, Angie is very patient and can provide many services. She designs WordPress blogs, Blogger blogs, offers hosting and can sell you a domain! How awesome is that? Her prices are extremely competitive as well! I actually purchased my domain and hosting from Angie (on my own, she did not require me to)! Poor Angie has had to put with me for a few weeks now. It started with the design because I had no idea what I wanted. Haha! I’m actually a pretty indecisive person and hate making decisions (I have opinions on all sorts of things, but just hate making decisions). So, I was of little help in giving Angie ideas for designing my blog. It was actually her idea to include a cartoon girl on the site! I loved the idea and simply requested that it have brown eyes, glasses, and be a brunette. In case you were wondering, that is similar to me! : ) Then, I told her I’d like something blue-ish and cute/fun. Haha! Seriously, that’s all I told her and she managed to make what you see here! She even uploaded the design and let me see it before it went live! I actually had her make a few changes (mainly the font) before moving the blog over here. She was very nice the whole time!
Then, she made the move to WordPress very easy for me. I didn’t have to do much except put up a blog post telling my readers what was going on, close comments on the live giveaways, and give her my info. That’s it! She moved my Google Friend Connect followers (Haha! I knew it had to be possible!), my feed, and my posts with comments! We didn’t lose any comments on the live giveaways (something very important) and it didn’t take that long to do. Granted, I was worried/nervous as I sat at the computer and waited for Angie to move everything. However, looking back on it, I had nothing to fear. Angie did everything and did it well!
Angie has also been very quick to answer my questions regarding WordPress and logging in (haha! sorry, Angie!). She responds to all of my emails VERY quickly and fixes things super fast! I can really tell that Angie cares about each client and site! I’m very happy to use her for my hosting and to have been able to have her re-do Laughing Lindsay. Thank you for everything, Angie! You really are a wonderful lady!
If you want, you can try and keep up with this great woman on her blog (she has lovely reviews and giveaways, as well), 5 Vinez Monkeys! I follow it on Google Friend Connect myself and visit it often. If you are thinking about switching from Blogger to WordPress or simply need a new look, I would HIGHLY recommend that you allow Angie to help you! She is informed, timely, and caring. I seriously can’t say enough nice things about her!
Thank you Angie for everything!
Disclosure: Angie did move and design Laughing Lindsay in exchange for a review. However, I purchased my domain and hosting from her on my own. No compensation was received for this post. The opinions expressed are my own.