Welcome To My New Home!

Friday, February 20, 2015



I've always been the kind of person who wouldn't settle for uncertainty, who's a afraid of "change" especially huge ones. All my life I have been under the blanket of my comfort zone until a few years back that my world turned up-side-down... It made my realise that somehow change is good, change is better.


The big move...

Tumblr was my home for three years and I am forever thankful for I met incredible people that became my friends. Yes, it was hard letting go but weighing the pros and cons of moving - there are just more reasons for me to move than to stay. One of the main reason is because I always had troubles every time I make a post and it always says that my post died though I didn't left the post hanging, another one is it limits me to post high quality photographs and it's just not flexible for high quality blogging, and of course I sometimes face error in codes though upon checking there is none. Lastly, tumblr wasn't working on bloglovin which really sucks. I still love you tumblr! (Peace out!) 

I admit, deciding whether to move or not was really difficult, albeit the biggest struggle was where. I've been in dilemma between wordpress.org or blogger, I asked some info's and advice from my fellow bloggers, but then I decided it's gonna be blogger. Why? It's easier and cheaper, personally I just think now is not the time to purchase a web-hosting which is a bit beyond my budget. Let's face it, I am not a professional blogger and I don't blog for profit or for a living, I just blog for fun and because this is what I love.





Welcome to my online home!

This is my new beginning; a new chapter of my life. I am very very happy that you took a bit of your time to visit my humble abode. Thank you from the deepest part of my heart. Feel free to explore and I just hope you would stick around. Inshaallah :)

I don't know what the future may bring me but for now, this is home. 


And I wouldn't pass this opportunity to thank the wonderful people who helped me settle here in my new lovely home:


  • To my number 1 supporter and the love of my life, Ali. Thank you for everything, for inspiring me during the dark days. And of course for splitting the codes for me to transfer my blog posts here. Without you my new home wouldn't exist. hehehe <3
  • To my blogger friends, Alissa and Kai, thanks for all the information and advice that you gave. Without it I will still be in dilemma where to move and what to do. 
  • To the people behind veethemes.com, thank you for providing me additional codes even though mine is just the free version. Without your help my template wouldn't be complete. :)
  • Lastly, to you who are reading this and to my lovely online friends. My heartfelt thanks for visiting my humble abode and for reading this post. I really do hope you would stick around for good. :)

PS: My labels/tags are a bit unorganized but i'm fixing it right now. Everything else works (I hope so :D). Xoxo.


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30 comments

  1. Congratulations girl! Your space looks amazing! Go on and rock this blogging world x

    Noor's Place

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    1. Hihi. Thanks, Noor! I'm still getting a hang of things. Hopefully i'll be settled soon :)
      Happy blogging! :)

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  2. Lovely! Welcome to blogspot :) Your site looks even better!

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    1. Hihi. Thank you, Hazel! I love yours too. <3

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  3. Congratulations on the big move! <3 Yay! I love the simple design and layout! xx

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    1. Hihihi. Thanks, Jhanz! :) Have a lovely Sunday

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  4. Hi Joyce!

    Congrats on your new space in the ~interwebz~! It looks so clean and lovely! I'm such a sucker for minimalist blogs haha :D Looking forward to reading more posts here! :D

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    1. Hi Pearl! Thank you so so much. hihi. yes, i'm really aiming for a clean minimalist layout. You too have a lovely blog. :)

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  5. Wow, just a few minutes ago I commented on Mimi's (foxyheroine.com) blog about her new home at Wordpress. And now you. :) Welcome to Blogger Joyce! I'm glad to see you here! I know Tumblr was our home for a few years but it's good to make some changes and level up a bit. :)

    P.S. I wanted to follow you via GFC but there's no widget. Hehe

    Janine
    Lime & Life

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    1. Hi Ella! hihihi. Yes yes, it's refreshing to be in a new platform. I find blogger more easy peasy. Change is sometimes good. Hopefully this works for me. hehehe.
      Oh. I'll add the widget soooon. hihi :)

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    2. Haha, I was feeling kind of ecstatic because I'd been following bitsofjoyce for months now and I just knew she changed platform. I love this page! :D

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    3. Hi Mimi! hihi. Yes, i've been in hiatus for quite a long time in tumblr cos I was fixing this new hom of mine. :) Thank you so much! You too have lovely blog <3

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  6. I love your new home Joyce! Aww I' so flattered for the mention. Can't wait to read your new blog posts. So glad I can keep up with your posts now. :)

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    1. You're one of my inspiration to blog more! hihi. Thanks for the tips and advice, Ali. Yes, finally my posts can be seen in bloglovin :D

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    2. BTW here's my bloglovin ali. hihi
      https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/bits-joyce-13708873

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  7. I'm so happy I found your blog because you're such a wonderful person and I love reading your posts! ♥ I used to blog on Tumblr too and I used it as my main blog. I got a few thousands of followers but then I also started getting hate mails. I was so young I didn't know how to deal with it so I just deleted my blog. Haha. It's probably for the best! :)

    I'm glad there are still bloggers like you who choose Blogger instead of Wordpress! I really like Blogger because it's so simple. :) I also blog for fun that's why I haven't registered for a domain name yet but I would still probably do it soon! I followed your blog on Bloglovin' by the way! I would really love to support you! xx

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, Rox! :) You're so pretty! <3 hihihhi. That's sad, but hey at least you now know how to deal with haters. I just don't get tho why there are people who would spend their time just to bully others. haaaay, humanity.
      Anyway, hihihi I find Blogger easy too and of course cheap. hahaha you should get your own domain soon. :)

      PS: I already followed you on bloglovin as well. I can't wait to read your future posts :)

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  8. I just moved into my new home as well! Tumblr has been a meaningful home for me, too. I didn't want to leave it but of course, I think changing platforms made a huge change into my blogging duties. I chose WordPress.org, though - albeit being costly I think it was still worth it. :) It's time to level up anyway. Haha. Welcome, ate Joyce! :)

    xo, Mimi
    www.thefoxyheroine.com

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    1. Tumblr will always be in our hearts but time will come that we'll realise it's time to take blogginto the next level. hehehe. I really love to move to wordpress but I was thinking what if someday i'll retire from blogging and won't pay for webhosting, my blog will be gone and my future children won't see it. hahahaha. Maybe someday if fate permits, i'll move to wordpress.

      Thank you so much for dropping by and for welcoming, mimi. :) I love your blog!!! <3 <3 <3

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  9. aww. You are most welcome, sis.
    I know you'll love blogger coz I love it.
    Many of the famous bloggers use Blogger esp in Asia like Xiaxue, Qiuqiu, Vivy Yusof, Maria Elena among others.
    Sana sumikat din tayo! hahaa.
    hoping to meet you one day sis. Hugs from Tawi-Tawi..

    www.lilpink.info

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    1. Yes, i'm loving it na. Hahaha kaya nga. Sana sumikat din tayo as hijabi bloggers. Inshaallah. haha. I'd really love to meet you, Kai. I do hope soooooon. :) Isa ka sa mga idol bloggers ko :)

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  10. btw, i followed you on bloglovin. ^_^

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  11. Welcome to blogger Joyce! Hope you still remember me! Haha how's blogger treating you so far? Love the layout btw! <3 x Paula

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    1. Of course, Pau! I've always been a fan of your blog. :) how are you?
      I already felt at home hihi. Thanks!

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  12. Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog through somebody else's comments section. Love how you write! And your theme is pleasing to the eye. (Kind of partial with the color because #GoUSTe LOL) Looking forward to reading more of your work! :)

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    1. Hi Jamie! Thank you so so much for dropping by and for the sweet words! :) I love your blog toooo :)

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  13. Aww thank you. I don't think people live my blog. Kidding! <3

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  14. Stumbled upon your blog, through the comments section of other blog, so glad I did, love your layout and style of writing very well put together.

    BeautyDetour

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    1. Hi Sami! Thank you so so much! You really don't know how much you made me smile tonight. :) I love your blog too and your photos are really amazing!
      Followed you on blogloving btw :)

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