As most of you know, I’ve had several problems with WordPress.com over the last few days, and last night, I got an email from the kings of WordPress. From what I gathered from the techy word salad in their email, Auttomatic, the supposed parent company of WordPress has flagged my site because of a new algorithm that placed a cap on the posts I can like and the blogs I can follow and this site will be flagged “indefinitely.” This is a shame because I’m afraid that, with this new algorithm, they will drive away millions of bloggers.
In the last few days, I have gained several new blog followers and I’m unable to follow their blogs or like their posts because the Kings of WordPress have disabled my ability to do so. And it pains me that my hands have proverbially been tied and, as much as I want to, I can’t reciprocate their gestures of kindness.
So, if you’re one of those new followers, know that I see you and I’m reading your posts.
The good thing is that this has forced me to make a decision I’ve been putting off because of the fear of the unknown- going self-hosted.
Yesterday, I said that I would keep this site up until March 7, 2023, my next renewal date. And that was my original intention. Due to last night’s email, however, I’ve decided to go ahead and just migrate everything over to the new site and redirect you all there.
I sat up late, watching YouTube tutorials on how to do it properly and I’ve gained some good insights, so this is the route I’m going. Last night’s email really lit a fire under me and I’m anxious to get out from under Auttomatic. Going self-hosted will allow me to do that and give me the freedom I need to engage with my fellow bloggers and readers and that’s only a few of the many doors that will open.
Surprisingly, I’m not that upset about this. I believe this is God’s way of telling me that Auttomatic and WordPress.com are no longer the right fit for this blog. Therefore, He’s using this to nudge me where I need to go. Tomorrow is the day I start this transition and am very excited about this endeavor!
Thank you all so much for your kindness, encouragement, and support! I’ll see you over there!