Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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* Stare at the computer...

Should I Move My Blog to HTTPS?

Changes are coming and the big question on any blog/website owner’s lips is: Should I move my blog to https?

Google has announced that their web browser chrome will start to display a ‘not secure ‘warning message for unencrypted web pages. I don’t know about you, but when I see those little warning I always get a little worried and tend to click off. So for any blog/website owner, this is a little unnerving.

If you are serious about your blog or online business, then this is something not to overlook as Google does check to see if you’re using the HTTP or https. I also like to think you blog readers will check to see if that website is secure and safe. Especially if that blog is selling items through it.

If you are also serious about SEO and want to help your blog ranking, then https is also a deciding factor as it has been known from Google it really helps push you up on their SERP (search engine result page).

So I suppose the overall question is: How important is it?

Yes, I would say it is important and necessary to all blog owners.  As I have already mentioned, any blogs that have the https address will display a lock symbol and on Google Chrome, ‘secure’. However, if it isn’t on https, you won’t see the symbol and blog readers may be warier about visiting and commenting on a post.

There are also other benefits as well:

  • Good for you blog SEO. Google has said that all sites that have https will rank higher, increased traffic, and more interaction (i.e. more comments on blog posts).
  • Make your site secure. Your site at all time will have the little padlock symbol and no warning message.
  • Securer data. This is especially beneficial to any bloggers selling items through their blog.

If you are convinced: how do you go about getting a https?

You need to do two things:

  • Contact your host, I feel this might be not only the first step but the right step. They are the expert (or at least I feel they are) in this field and would know what to do.
  • Purchase an SSL certificate. Once again as a step, contact your host. I do know there is three kind of certificate you can purchase. It all depends on what kind of blog you have and if you are selling anything on it.

Changing this site to https has been on my wishlist for a while now. I just never got round to it. As well as changing this site, I have to do my business site as well. I also got to do my bag blog (which I have closed again as I got to sort out hosting issue!). You can see why I put this off.

But now I better get my skates on. So I will slowly be changing this site to https.

That isn’t what this is about and I suppose I better get back to the original question, Should I move my blog to https? Honestly, yes. If you are like me and is obsessed with blog traffic and SEO. The go ahead and do it. But if you want a little online space to write your diary entries then it might not be worth it as you just want somewhere to write online and not really care for all of this.

There much better and worthwhile guide if you google https. I feel I only touched the basic here. Once I get round to changing this site to https, I will write here on how I got on and my experience with the change.

Should I move my blog to https

  • Dominique Lennon
    September 17, 2017

    Didn’t know this! Thank you for the info!

  • Thanks for this post. I’ve been wondering too how important it may be. Hope it’s a smooth transition for all of us.

  • John
    September 17, 2017

    I need to change my site too. This looks more better to have the secure site.

  • Tanya
    September 18, 2017

    Thanks for raising the question. I actually have been thinking about whether I should move my site to https, and just really wasn’t aware of the implications. I’ll take your advice and start with my web host. Thanks for the info!

  • Britt
    September 18, 2017

    You’ve got some great points here. Thanks for sharing!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

  • Bianca
    September 18, 2017

    I use square space and I love how easy it was to secure my website.

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