Growing Up the Blog / by Amanda Liew

I've always had a little bit of a one-track mind. So when my amazing Big, Lauren, revealed her phenomenal blog, The Pear Shape, to the world today, I couldn't help but notice that she was being powered by WordPress! I asked her what she liked and disliked about WP and told her that I felt likeTumblr wasn't the appropriate website for my blog. I was a total newbie when I first started blogging for abroad. I wanted something quick and simple. Originally I only wanted to dump my photos for my family to view back at home. But as I kept blogging, I realized more and more how much I enjoyed the writing aspect too. My posts started getting longer, and my blog no longer fit in with the short posts and photos that dominate tumblr. On top of that, it's pretty difficult to organize categories, keep track of posts, etc. So within 2 minutes of our conversation, I had created a WordPress account, and spent three hours of my homework time working on my blog design instead. I'm still getting the hang of things, but it's definitely an upgrade in terms or what you can do! Hope this goes well!