To keep all my awesome and faithful readers informed, I’m thinking very seriously about going self-hosted in the beginning of next year. A decision hasn’t been made yet. I’ve been studying on it and reading about it and many bloggers have advised me to go self-hosted. Sooo, I plan to take the plunge in January 2022 and see where it takes me.
Please pray for me if I decide embark on this new journey next year. And if you’ve gone self-hosted, please feel free to tell me about your journey and what the pros and cons were for you. Although I’ve learned so much about self-hosted blogging, there are still so many questions I have left to find answers to and I’d appreciate your input so much.
Thank you so much for your friendship and your support. I couldn’t have made it this far without each and every one of you.
Blessings to you all.
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Good luck with your plans
Good luck with this plan! I have never thought about doing that, so will be interested to see how it works for you.
Thank you so much, Jeanne! <3
All the very best for your future plans whatever deems fit for you, Cherie 🤝🏼🥳🤗
Thank you so much, Lily! From what I’ve read, I’ll be able to migrate everything, including my readers, over to the new site, so I’m becoming more comfortable with the idea! <3
Oh wow! That’s brilliant! By all means then ♥️🙌🏼
I love your zest and quest for life Cherie. 💖 I say do your thing and go for it girl. Why? 🤔 Hmmm… Why not? 😲
Thank you, Kym! From what I’ve read so far, you can migrate your whole blog- readers and all, over to the self-hosted blog! Sort of a redirect! I’m excited about that which means I don’t have to worry about losing my readers!
Sounds amazing Cherie. Please keep me posted on how satisfied you are with the new format after you switch over. All I have to say is GO FOR IT!!! 👍🏽😍🙌🏽
Will do, girl! 👍💖
I’m curious, may I ask why?
I’m glad you asked, Peter. It’s a lot less expensive to be self-hosted. My husband is going through some health issues and we’ve fallen on hard times. So, rather than lose my blog altogether, I’m thinking about migrating the blog, readers and all, to a self-hosted blog. Nothing will change other than the blog will be self-hosted.
Wishing the best for your husband. Thanks for the explanation.
You’re most welcome. I haven’t make a definite decision yet. I still want to learn more about it. However, I’m considering it and weighing the pros and cons.
All the best!
Thank you so much! I’m still in the thinking stages of it though. I want to get as much info as I possibly can before I make a decision.
If it feels right, go for it. I wish you all the best.
Thank you. I’m still in the thinking stages at this point. But I’ll definitely let you know. I won’t leave my readers in the dark.
A Friend of Mine Did the Research And Found
It Takes About 800,000 Views And 400,000 Ad Sense
Hits to Even Break Even If You Have Purchased one of
The Higher Priced Plans From WordPress For Purposes
Of Monetizing Your
Blog i’ve Yet to
Meet Even One
Person on Word Press
Successful in Actually Making
Money or Really Making Any
Substantial Dollar Bills Selling
E-Books and the Such After
Gathering Up A Crowd
of Views And
Really 301 Thousand
Blog Hits is Great Overall
For Reaching What You Are
Communicating to People to Help them…
Of Course It’s Not Meeting the Figures Above
To Break Even if my FRiEnD’s Research Is Correct…
Fortunately, After 33 Years of Work and Retirement
Totally Financially Independent Making Money For me
Would Just Be A Nuisance And Distraction From What i Enjoy
Most Just Creating Freely in Life Basically A Dance And Song of
And John 14:12
Style Heaven On Earth
You Know at Least Now Hehe
The Version Where i Empty All my Pockets
in my Wife’s Purse When i Retire And Just Embark
On a Global Journey Living Off the Kindness of Others
Obviously Not Everyone
Comes to the Fortune of Giving
Their Spouse All the Accounting Duties
And Cleaning Their Pockets Clean of the
God of Money Now that Truly Rules Most Every
Country And Even Small Groups of Humans Now…
Anyway… i’ve Seen Some Folks Go Self-Hosting and
For me at Least it Seems Like More of A Hassle Than
Just Reverting Back to the Standard Word Press Plan for Free…
If You Are Not Monetizing And Don’t Need A HUGE OCEAN SPACE
OF STORAGE LIKE i Do as They’ve Already Grandfathered me in
Over the 200 GB Limit For the $300 Dollar Business Plan i Pay
For 8 Years
Now Just For the
Materials Required for
The Way i Freely Create
i Also Administrate Several
Other Free Blogspot Blogs
Reaching Literally Over Millions Of
Views All Together Now in 7 Blogs And So Many
Avenues That Move Beyond Blogs i Administrate
Just too Many to Count Yet True With the Ministry of
my Free Dance in Public Now Reaching 15,266 Miles
in 8 Years too.. Hehe That’S A Whole Army of Metro Area
Folks in a Population of Around Half-A-Million of What Video Voyeurs
Have Been Doing All the Spreading of my Moving Meditation Ministry
Of Dance That in Education Takes No Words at all to Spread It’s True
Without Making A Penny
my FRiEnD When Love Runs
The Boat There Really Are no Anchors Just
Sails And Fair Following Winds No Matter Rough Hurricane Seas…
As My Name
Storm Fred is
to Wash Some Unmasked
Pandemic Ignorance Sadly
From Hundreds of Children Already
Exposed in the Just the First Week School
of DeSaTaNiS Sponsored ‘Florida Men’ Ignorance…
i Happen to Be Loaded in the Barrel of this Panhandle Doing A Dance
And Song RaMPaGE Spree As Part of this Whole State Shaped Like a Revolver
And Described As A Rose That Of Course Has
Thorns Like All Roses Do… Like i Said
to itS Own Devices oF iGNoRaNCE
mY FRiEnD Thing is in this Society
As Long as You are Not Competing for
Someone Else’s Share of the Pie Most
Folks Treat Ya Like The Invisible Man
Separated From the Dead Cold Green Dollar Bill God…
And True Getting Myself in this Position Then For
33 Years almost killed me yet worth iT ALL Free Now…
Anyway i Definitely Suggest You get Some More Feedback
From Folks Who Have Gone Self-Hosted Before As So Far
I’ve Heard Mostly Headaches From Other Folks Losing Their Readers….
Whoa! If it means that my readers can’t find me and can’t benefit from the self-hosted blog, then I’ll keep the premium plan I have and create a separate blog from this one that’s self-hosted if I have to. I won’t let my readers down like that! I care too much about them.
An Even Better Plan!!☺️🙌
I self-host at Godaddy and am very happy with it. There will be a learning curve because there are some differences. I never used WordPress website for any of it so I can’t really tell you what. Sorry.
I completely understand, Herb. Thank you so much for your input. <3
Good luck I hope that you follow your heart and do what’s right for you!
I sure will. I’m still in the thinking stages at this point but I’ll be sure to let everyone know what I decide. Thank you so much for your well-wishes. They mean a lot! <3
Wishing you all the best. I have gone self-hosted and it hs been very positive. Though, for a short period I am also posting on WP to make the segway. I hope you find it to be a good step in your successful journey.
Thank you so much for this, Janet. I have a few questions. Do I get to take my readers with me when I transition to Self-hosted? That’s the question that has weighed heavily on my mind. Because if I can’t take my readers and followers with me, then I probably won’t make the change to self-hosted. My readers mean a lot to me.
You can invite your readers and followers but they have to initiate the change themselves. You cannot simply take your followers with you. It’s tough. If you receive other information, I’d be interested, but that has been my experience.
Thank you so much, Janet. If anything. I’ll probably keep this site and create a separate but duplicate site that’s self-hosted in wordpress.org. It sounds like a better idea.
But…I’m still in the thinking stages and haven’t made any definite plans just yet. Thank you so much for your advice. It’s much appreciated.
Else, Cherie tell me how has it been for you as a premium plan holder? Was it helpful in ways that you use the blog as i too am considering to upgrade to a premium or a business plan!
It’s been helpful, I’ll say that. I’m only in the thinking stages right now. I might just create a duplicate blog on the self-hosted wordpress.org and keep my premium blog.
Wishing you absolute ease and joy in the process, in all you choose ✨
Thank you so much. I haven’t made any definite decisions as of yet. I might even create a duplicate blog on the self-hosted wordpress.org and keep this one too.
Thank you so much. I haven’t made any definite plans though. I may and I may not, I’m only in thinking stages. 🙂❤
Cherie, I’ve changed to self hosting and I haven’t noticed much but apparently you can have more interface and do what you want. with that said it gets confusing. I still have my followers and I’m still tweaking stuff. Have you noticed a difference in my site and difficulty in finding me etc? sorry about your husband. 💖💖
That’s awesome, Cindy. And thank you, sweetie. I haven’t noticed any difference in finding your blog at all! As far as your page, I’ve noticed little differences but those differences make it more appealing. Now I’m sincerely considering changing over. And I’m excited about the extra control I’ll have over my blog! 😃😃😃❤❤❤
You’re soooo welcome and thanks for letting me know. I’m a technical imbecile but with a little help i’m getting it. Just know the glitches will work themselves out. 💖💖
Thank you so much, Cindy. I feel a lot more confident in any decision I make now. Like you, I’m also a technical imbecile so you’re in good company, hon. 😁💖
It’s a pleasure and I’m really glad to know that and also that I have company in the tech world! 👏🤣🤣🤣🤣💖
Do you get to keep WordAds and Adsense too or will you have to go with a different ads company?
I hat the adds but I think you can if you want to. see how much I know 🤣 sorry..
I don’t have but a few. I’m not a salesy type person. And I wont have them covering my page. However, I do have a few to help me pay for the site package. But that’s it. 🙂
terrific! and we shall have to talk about that more later. You can take off here I do believe. 👏🙏
Aww, thank you, Cindy!💖😊
oh for sure💖💖
However, I wouldn’t mind writing a few sponsored posts as long as it fell inine with my niche. 😁
Yes and that is the beauty of it!!!💖
Wish you the best wherever you blog!! Your blog is wonderful!🙏
Thank you so much, Karima! Thank you so much!
I hope it works out for you! I’ll bet praying that you’ll know for sure whether it’s right for you or not! 😺
Thank you so much! This means a lot! 🤗❤💐
You have a very important message- and it needs to be spread far and wide- I know your blog will prosper whatever you do with it! 🌺♥️😺
Thank you so much. This is such encouragement! Bless you! 💖💖💖
I’m glad! Thank you! I need those blessings!!!😺
You’re very welcome. 🙂
Sounds like an interesting move. I was following someone who went to the self-hosted blog and I couldn’t ever comment. All my comments went into the ether and disappeared. After awhile (and several attempts to correct) I just stopped reading/commenting…
That’s not good! It sounds like her settings were screwed up! I haven’t made any definite decisions on it yet, but if I decide to go this route, I’ll definitely make sure people can comment because I love people’s comments. 🙂💖
I’m not sure what it means, but I’m sure folk will continue to read what you write however it turns up. Do share the pros and cons with the rest of us who don’t have a clue either. 😀 Blessings.
So far what I’ve heard is all good. I can migrate all my readers over to the new blog so they won’t have to do anything extra. Also, I’ll have way more control over the blog if I go this route…and for a lot cheaper!
Thank you so much for your thoughts on this! 💖