Welcome to the new Tea Time With Ciara

This past month and a bit, I have been thinking about whether to change the blog. When I had this idea of a change I did not expect it to be quite this drastic, but now that I have done it, I am so in love with it!

Why the sudden change with no warning you ask?

Well, I have decided to change my blog over to a self-hosted blog. Now, essentially what this means is that the blog is fully under my control. I can change every aspect of how this blog looks at the drop of a hat. I did have this before in a way, but no where near at the level that I have now. Before, I didn’t really have much option and I went with the best that I could. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it, but I knew that it was time for a change. I wanted to be more in control of my site and make it something that I am proud of. I wanted to be happy to tell everyone about my blog. With these change I am now able to tell everyone without feeling awkward.

What does this mean for you?

Well, if you follow me via email subscription nothing has changed! You can still get all of my blog posts straight to your inbox! Lucky you! Same with bloglovin’, nothing has changed there either, my posts will still appear in your feeds! However, if you follow me on wordpress, my posts will no longer be sent to your inbox, they will still show up in your Reader section. If you want to rectify that situation then please do enter your email address into the email address box over on the right and then everything will go back to normal again!

It has been quite difficult trying to get this perfect and even then I still think there are changes that I can make to make this blog even better. There is so much to learn about having a self-hosted blog and it is incredibly different to being with free WordPress account. However, I am so glad that I have made these changes and I am so happy with how my blog looks. I feel like everything is now in one place, you now can watch my latest YouTube video on my blog. You can also find all of my social media links here and it will automatically take you there!

Please bare with me a little. While I am happy with how my blog looks, I may make slight changes to it over the next few weeks. However, even though I will be making slight changes, that does not mean that I won’t be posting on here! From now on I will continue to post twice a week, like I have been for the last 6 months! I have so many blog post ideas that I want to share with you! If you are here for the first time, I would really appreciate a quick follow. You can do that either via email or bloglovin. Either way, I would really appreciate it!



  1. 26/01/2018 / 7:49 pm

    Ah, I might need to come to you for advice, still not gone self-hosted. Oops!

    • Ciara
      29/01/2018 / 5:42 pm

      Would happily help! It’s very confusing and I didn’t do much research before hand, but I managed to work it all out and I am so happy with how it looks now! ♡ x

  2. 29/01/2018 / 5:15 pm

    Congrats on going self hosted. It is quite a step. I can’t wait to read more posts! xx corinne

    • Ciara
      29/01/2018 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks Corinne! I’m so happy with how it’s turned out! ♡

  3. Congratulations Ciara on making the step into being self hosted! I am still on Blogger for the moment but the freedom to customise absolutely everything you want on a self hosted WordPress blog is immensely appealing to me, so I may have to look into making the switch myself! Can’t wait to see where this new chapter in your blogging journey takes you, wishing you every success!

    Abbey x

    • Ciara
      29/01/2018 / 5:40 pm

      Thanks Abbey! I’m so happy with how it’s turned out! ♡

  4. 29/01/2018 / 7:23 pm

    I think going self hosted was a great plan! I know sometimes it may seem like you’re putting out a few pennies but it’s a investment worth making. The flexibility is amazing! Thanks for sharing and best wishes xx 😘

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Ciara
      29/01/2018 / 11:31 pm

      Thanks Lena! I’m so glad that I went self-hosted! ♡

  5. 29/01/2018 / 10:02 pm

    Congrats! It’s worth the effort and it feels great to have full ownership over your blog. Can’t wait to see your updates!

    • Ciara
      29/01/2018 / 11:31 pm

      Thank you! ♡

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