Simply Marina Finally Self-Hosted

Simply Marina – Finally Self-Hosted

I  am excited to announce that Simply Marina has become self-hosted. In my second year of blogging and after months of hesitation, I finally decided to take the next step. Because I had two options – either go self-hosted or give up. I was really close to the latter. I was actually on the verge of deleting all my social media accounts, my WordPress.com account, and last but not least my entire blog.

Just then a sudden inspiration struck. And I remembered why I didn’t want to say goodbye. I’m not done with blogging yet. I feel I’ve got more to say, more to share. Despite the unpleasant obsession with Twitter and other social networks, and even though it’s all too overwhelming at times… I believe it’s worth the efforts, not in terms of earning money. It’s worth it for so many other reasons as well.

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Find the The Best Yoga Mat

Find the Best Yoga Mat

Traditionally yoga was once practised by only a few, in ancient India as a sacred ritual. Now, it has gained much attention in the Western world for its renowned health benefits. With known support for flexibility, strengthening muscle tone and mental health, the benefits can be profound. A unique quality of yoga is its ability to be personalized for each individual’s practice — everyone can take it at their own pace. With that comes preferences to style and equipment.

The question isn’t necessarily what makes a good yoga mat, but what qualities in a yoga mat make you feel good in a practice designed to make you feel good. A good yoga mat is relative to the individual.

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20 Ways to Boost Your Energy

20 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Getting up in the morning can be tough. What can be even worse is hitting those mid-day lulls after lunch where you just want to curl up and get back to sleep. This is actually a common phenomenon known as the post-lunch dip. Some people are able to sneak a nap in a car (or closet!) But others seek the power of caffeine or other sugary energy drinks. They end up leading to yet another crash. Luckily, there are plenty of natural ways to boost your energy.

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How To Migrate Your Blog

How to Migrate Your Blog – My WordPress Journey

My blog is finally self-hosted. And I promised to write how the migration had gone. This post will be about migrating a blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, using Bluehost as a host. Overall, my transition was smooth. However, it could have been faster if I only knew all the steps along the way. Frankly, they turned out to be more than I had imagined.

I tried to find articles by self-hosted bloggers that would explain it all. Bad luck with the googling, I guess. Because most blog posts I read on the topic would depict it as a 5-minute thing, a couple of clicks here and there – choose a new host, export your content, install WordPress, import content. Simple, right? It is simple indeed. But what if you:

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Alfie’s Story and Alder Hey Children’s Charity

As a parent, I believe that children deserve the best childhood possible. That includes the best health treatment, too. Because nothing naughty should take the smile off a child’s face. The beautiful, innocent face of a crystal clear soul… Today, I am sharing the story of a brave little man who is fighting asthma with the help of Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Read Alfie’s story… 

Alfie’s story

On average there are three children with asthma in every classroom in the UK. Many people underestimate how serious the condition is, especially for those who live with severe asthma. Thanks to leading research at Alder Hey, new ways to the help the condition are in the pipeline.

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5 Common Injuries in School Playground

5 Common Injuries in School Playground

In most countries around the world, children are required by government agencies to attend public – or private, if they’re fortunate enough – school for more than ten years, typically until they’re 18 years of age. Kids are vulnerable, and even though nationalities mandate attendance or face parents with financial penalties and jail time, educational institutions harbor countless responsibilities regarding their adolescent enrollees’ safety.

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