The Traveling Writer moves to alexisgrant.com

August 30, 2010 · 12 comments

Thanks for following me to my new cyber-home!

Because I know you’re dying to hear what I sound like, I’ve got my first-ever video to welcome you to alexisgrant.com. I’ll also include highlights below in case you’d prefer to read instead. And yeah, it wouldn’t be my first blog video if my eyes weren’t closed.



Video Highlights:

  • Why’d I switch to this site? To have everything in one place. This is now the home of my blog, The Traveling Writer, as well as my social media coaching biz, Socialexis.
  • I’m using the Thesis theme for this WordPress.org site. I’ll have a post in the near future that explains the transition from WordPress.com to WordPress.org for those of you who want to do the same.
  • Video tip: Keep your online videos short and sweet — I shoot for between a minute and 1:45. I mean, c’mon, whose attention span lasts longer than that?

Feel free to peek around the site! If you find any broken links or typos or anything that doesn’t look right, I hope you’ll let me know. And if you’re one of the awesome folks who includes a link to my blog on your blogroll, please remember to switch the link!

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russ August 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Excellent site – thanks for the video greeting as well.

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Rebeca Schiller August 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Nice looking site! I went from Blogger to Wordpress.org when I got my dedicated url for Alvah’s Books and I haven’t regretted it. For RebecaSchiller.com I use the Ultimate Blogging Theme. I like it so far, but I might Thesis down the road.

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Alexis Grant August 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Thanks! I’m liking Thesis a lot, although I did hire someone to teach me how to make some of the customizations. Like I said above, I’m planning a post that explains what this move entailed, and maybe another that talks about the customizations I made.

The cool thing is that if you buy Thesis through me by clicking the yellow box at the bottom of the blog, I get a cut of what you pay!

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Karen Walker August 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm

HI Alexis,
The new site is wonderful. And I loved seeing and hearing you after “knowing” you only thru words for the past year or so. Best of luck on your writing journey.
Karen
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Andi August 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Love it! Congrats on the change!!!
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Patricia Stoltey August 30, 2010 at 4:17 pm

The new site looks great, Alexis (and I changed the link in my blogroll, too).
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So Very Vienna August 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Lexi, congratulations on such a seamless site. I love the way you’ve synthesized all of your interests and talents into an easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate web space. It looks fun yet professional. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store on this new site.
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Alexis Grant August 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Thanks for all the sweet comments, friends!

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Peggy @Peggy's Pet Place August 30, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Congrats on the new site! It looks awesome!

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Heather Rae August 31, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I love the new site, Alexis! It looks fantastic. 🙂 (And your header is great, too. Did you design that yourself?)
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Alexis Grant August 31, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hey Heather,

I did create the header myself! Thanks! It took a lot of trial and error.

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Jen Chandler September 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

Hey Alexis!
Your new site looks wonderful. Very professional. Congrats on the move and the social media business. I’ve been pretty much out of blogging all summer so I’m playing catch-up 🙂

Happy September!
Jen

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