Simple is Not Quite So Simple



You hear a lot about simplifying and downsizing these days. What people don't talk about is the process of getting there can be overwhelming. I think that often people try to simplify everything in their lives at once and lose hope part way there because they doing do it in smaller manageable steps.
After some thought and planning, I decided to make one large change to would free up the most resources for my business. I decided to get rid of my Shopify site and only sell on Etsy. This process included transferring all my stock to Etsy, updating many backlinks, social media accounts, business contacts, customers, app connections, etc. I was surprised at how much work it took to do just this one task. 
By the end of the transfer I realized that I still had not decided what to do with my domain, emails associated, with the domain, or my blog. As I long time customer of GoDaddy, I've been dissatisfied with them for many years and for whatever reason never took the time to leave. Their website is awful, so hard to navigate. I decided it was time to leave, but wasn't sure where would point my email for free, like Godaddy did.
I'm still in the process of simplifying my jewelry business, but I'm getting there.
Since I want to keep my blog, because I put in a lot of work and it is a great way for new customers to find me on the web. So, my second decision was to continue blogging. I'm in the process of moving it to my Blogger account were I host my writing and tea blogs. And merge my blogs into one, supporting all three of the things I love: tea, writing, and handcrafted eco fashion.
And I realized once I started looking into how to point my domain name to my blog that Google Domains is a good choice because they make it super easy to use with Blogger.
My final task is to clear out all the information I have collected to use with the old set up and make room for the new.
I hope to be finished by the end of next week.

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