“All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.” ~ Winston Churchill
Opportunity has been one of those words that have been pretty popular in the last few years to give a positive spin to basically mean, this needs fixing. Instead of whatever it is being a dreaded task, it is an opportunity.
Well, I experienced a learning opportunity this week.
I have been wanting to move our site from Weebly to WordPress for some time. Yesterday, I decided to do a bit of research as to how to make the big jump. I thought I had figured it out…at least in part.
I was only forgetting one thing…
I forgot that I had not made copies of my blog posts.
Now here is one of the sad parts…I had made this same mistake but with different consequences on another blog I write for once before. I had learned from that mistake to always write your posts in a word processor and save them to your computer. However, for some reason, I was not doing this on our Kapp’s Kitchen site. I have NO idea why I wasn’t doing this.
So…I have lost everything I had written for our Kapp’s Kitchen blog. Boo!
Another bummer about it is I had recently been featured on a lady’s website that promised a fairly decent bump in visitor traffic. If you don’t know anything about blogging and websites, the more visitor traffic you get, the higher you rank in search engines like Google. The higher you rank in search engines, the more traffic you get and the more likely people looking to buy a tasty cookie will find Kapp’s Kitchen.
So, there are a couple of silver linings.
- I did have all our photos and videos backed up…just not what I had written.
- We only had a few posts that we lost and not years worth of posts.
- This gave me the opportunity to finally get things together and get the site moved over to WordPress.
- I learned a valuable lesson…again.
The future is bright!
So, now that I am getting the website up and polished. A new menu plugin means a more organized menu and an opportunity to review our pricing.
I’m so excited to move away from Weebly. Weebly is a very user-friendly website building application but you are very locked in by the very few things they offer unless you are willing to pay. I am not. WordPress is a bit more difficult to navigate at times but the possibilities and customizations are virtually infinite.
Over the next few weeks, I plan to rewrite the older posts and repost them along with some new, exciting posts (including more videos). We have lots of exciting things planned for Kapp’s Kitchen in 2017 and now with a fancy new website, we are ready to take off.
One thing we want to start incorporating is answering people’s cooking and baking questions. So, if you have any questions we would love to hear them! Send your questions in by commenting below or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have any recent learning opportunities you would like to share? I’d love to hear them. Maybe we can all learn from each other’s mistakes before we make the same ones ourselves.