Announcing Blog Plans for The First of Next Year

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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.

65 thoughts on “Announcing Blog Plans for The First of Next Year

    • 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.

  1. 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

    Likes

    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

    Reality for
    my Own

    Personal

    Luke 17:21
    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

    In Wealth
    of SPiRiT
    HeART SoUL

    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 Each

    Year

    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

    One Person

    Will Make

    A Difference

    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
    Sake Tropical
    Storm Fred is

    Currently Attempting

    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

    Before Today

    i Leave

    No
    Echo

    Chamber Alone

    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….

  2. 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 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

  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.

  4. 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!

    Narayan x

    • 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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. πŸ’–πŸ’–

  6. 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. πŸ™‚πŸ’–

  7. 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. πŸ˜€ Blessings.

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