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  1. Hi Eb. Great post and site with lots of useful tips! I’m fairly new to blogging and am very happy with my Pipdig theme. But I’ve still had to tweek it and no doubt there are things I can do to improve my site.

    I’m an artist and I’m surprised at the amount of creative friends who still opt for free themes. And who try to spend as little as possible on their sites as a whole and won’t consider self-hosting. It’s such a false economy, plus setting up by yourself isn’t as hard as they may think.

    1. Hi Emerald! Thanks so much for your kind comments. Oh I love Pipdig themes – I have a good blogging friend who has a Pipdig theme and it is GORGEOUS!! Ooh I have just had a sneaky peep at your site – BEAUTIFUL!! Totally agree about free themes/not being self-hosted is a false economy. When you compare the costs to what you would have to pay if you were setting up a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ business it’s tiny, but yet the rewards are huge – so much more professional, as well as being a better reader experience and better for your SEO too. And yes, setting up a self-hosted blog is waaay easier than it sounds! Eb 🙂

  2. Oh, how I wish you’d written this when I first moved from Blogger to WordPress. I didn’t give most of this a thought. But I’m now thinking it’s time to update my theme, so I’m looking at Restored 316 themes now. I’ve done the quiz and Divine has been recommended. Will use your affiliate link if I do go down this route.

    1. Hahaha – if I could have a pound for every time someone had said that to me!! So pleased you found it useful. I really recommend R316 themes – they are so good! Really designed with serious blogging and running an online business in mind. Aw, that’s so kind of you – thank you! Eb x

  3. Hi Eb, my hubby is out this evening so I’m spending an exciting Friday night researching themes. I’ve just done the quiz and it’s recommended Divine too! I’m going to do a bit more research and make a decision soon. An update is definitely overdue for my site anyway. x

    1. Hi Corina, Oooh exciting times. Shopping for a new theme is so much fun! I really do recommend Divine and all the R316 themes. They are so good. Not only do they look pretty, but they are very customisable and have great functionality too. Can’t wait to see what you do! Eb x

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