I have finally done it! No, not my PhD yet..getting there slowly and painfully..but I have finally taken a leap further into the world of travel blogging and have become self hosted 🙂
– This is FIY for my family and friends who are not familiar with what that means – it just means I am more in control of our blog, can customize things how I want, in technical jargon get plugins and widgets, I can add videos, have ads and just do more with the blog. No one has to do anything to see new site. It will just redirect to it.
I had grand visions of writing a proper blog post about this – the trials and tribulations, what I learnt about the process that might be helpful to others doing the same, the frustrations and pains of transfering and changing website names and doing it all with VERY limited time as I try to write up my 80,000 word PhD Thesis to hand in a few (gulp) weeks time!! There are still many glitches and do let me know if you see any glaring mistakes. Some posts didn’t transfer right, pictures are missing or turned sideways and captions have turned to “?????”
Unfortunately time is not my friend right now and I can’t spend much time fixing these mistakes. Keeping this short, just to update my followers that the new website is called www.selimsraasta.com – Raasta means Road in Bangla. We had chosen this name long before the website came into being. It was the road journey from Sheffield to Bangladesh that inspired this blog…somewhere along the way life happened and we are enjoying our one year travelling and living in New Zealand instead! But my long term vision for this blog is to travel far and wide and deep with my family in Bangladesh and share with the world how beautiful my country is.
This blog is our road, our path, the Selim family’s journeys around the globe – a personal memoir, a hobby I love, and at the same time I hope an inspiring and informative travel blog that can help others to follow their travel dreams and provide wealth of knowledge about how we do it with children, how we visit off the beaten track places and how much we ENJOY being on this road of life and travels.
Today was an amazing day, Shama and I walked down to Ladies Bay, beach next to our one and watched the sunset. It was by far the best sunset I have seen here and we have seen quite a lot here. New Zealand is such a beautiful country!
I hope you continue to be with us on this journey on Selims Raasta. I look forward to growing our website, sharing exciting stories, writing more about ethical travel, nature travel and a whole lot more. But for now I am going to go very quiet as I race to finish my thesis, gain wings and start travelling again 😀