It’s been close to 1 year that I have had in my head the change of blogging platforms. As of today, I am officially in WordPress. I have been using Blogger since my first blog in Spanish in 2004. Mama and the City was launched in 2011 so changing was not that easy. Looking back, there were several things not inviting – the self-host cost, the lack of understanding of the code, the (back then) ugly interface, etc… All that work chickened me out!
Around August last year I started a project with a friend and the launch of the site was right from the get go in a self-hosted Word Press. Things were slowly changing about this platform. I guess I just needed to use it to understand it.
For reasons that will need an entire post on its own, I was almost ready to launch my blog in Word Press last December. After 6 months of work with the developer and designer, sadly, I was left high and dry and had to come to terms that I’d need to do it on my own. And I chickened out again. It took me almost the whole month of January to force myself to think I could do this. To get the blog transferred and working. I just needed to make sometime to get my hands dirty (hence I hired a designer so I didn’t do it) and understand some basic things first and as long as the blog was readable I would stop right there. I had to make an agreement with myself that I’d take things slowly. Otherwise I wouldn’t have time left to blog or do other things. So, excuse the mess for now.
As a reward I made a family favourite, Oven Roasted Chicken. It’s been one of those comfort food we depend on a lot. It’s so easy to make that I can’t believe I didn’t know about this recipe until last year thanks to my husband. I hope you enjoy it!
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