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Michael Brooks

Freelance Website Developer & Blogger in Newton Abbot

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Migrating this website to SiteGround

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about SiteGround, you can see it here if you haven't already read it. In that blog post, I stated that my wife's website, Brooks Pet Sitters was hosted with them. However, the website you were reading from was hosted with Digital Ocean. Digital Ocean is great if you have complicated sites or programs, but this is a simple WordPress site. All shared hosting will work with WordPress, so why did I go with SiteGround?

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Thinking of self-hosting your Blog?

I've self-hosted my blog for a long time now and I've just migrated my wife's website from [Weebly](https://www.weebly.com) to self-hosted. For general purpose WordPress websites, I've found the best hosting is through [SiteGround](https://www.siteground.co.uk/index.htm?afcode=69eb60ca183b5e801f806be97490c807). They offer great solutions for exactly what you need. E.g. they have optimised hosting for Wordpress, WooCommerce or general cloud hosting. You can go from hosting one site or upgrade to host multiple sites.

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A full week of work starts

For us office workers, today is our first full week back. Like many around this time of year, I felt pretty apprehensive about going back. It was so nice having a break from work and they always go way too fast. Christmas and New Year never last as long as you'd hope and everything just goes back to normal.

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My fundraiser for Mental Health has started

This is just a quick blog post to let you know I will be starting my first fundraiser for mental health. It will be a Crossfit workout called Becky and all donations will be going to Mind charity. I hope you are excited as I am regarding this event, and will join me as the event starts. When more details arise, I will be sure to update you all.

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3 years at Crossfit

A memory popped up on Facebook today and it's reminded me why I joined Crossfit. I initially joined because I was unhappy with my weight. I got to 16st (~101kg) and I was feeling slightly unhappy with my weight gain. It's not a huge amount of weight compared to other's, but it was my heaviest weight. Also, posture was a biggie for me, I have Anterior Pelvic Tilt (or APT) and I walked with a bounce.

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