I’m going through a ‘should I … shouldn’t I?’ period at the moment. I’ll explain. I have had my WordPress blog for a few years now. I think I saw somewhere that it has been up and running since 2009. It’s a free plan and it looks like I’ve used around 3% of my allocated free space, which does not seem much. I have around 100 followers and have posted around 750 times. I have no posting schedule and no particular theme. So basically, I post what I want to, when I want to.
Back to the ‘quandary’ In the title of this post. One of my failings with this blog (in my opinion) is that I don’t post regularly. A friend has advised me that the reason for this is that it’s free! He claims, that if I had to pay a fee then I would either stop all together or make the most of it. Now, I enjoy doing what I do now, so stopping would not be on the table, but giving me another incentive to post might, just might be a good idea.
I have been looking at the Personal Plan upgrade as an option. The Business Plan is not something I need (I’m not a business) and the Premium Plan seems to be too advanced for the type of blog I write. So the question I’m asking, is it worth spending that £36.00 a year? My wife thinks I don’t use my blog enough to warrant the expense and tends to glaze over when I mention domain name, ad free etc. My current thoughts are that the increased storage would allow me to upload more/better photos for example, and I quite fancy having my own domain name.
I shall have to make a decision soon and I’m leaning toward upgrading but …
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Simple answer, do it. I decided to do it a bit ago and it gave me the incentive to write more. The storage space is better, and the personal domain too. When you do go for it, and pick your domain, go for a privacy so your details are not listed. Also before you do get your domain, speak to one of the help guys as this is part of your package and they will help you through it and the privacy bit too as they put “money” on your account for you to get the domain etc. I was thinking of moving up again to Premium as I want to add a premium theme and maybe in the future video. I used to self-host on my own server which was great as I could do whatever I wanted, whatever theme I wanted and the added bonus of plugins, but it was quite a bit of work. So, GO FOR IT.
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