The Big Move

I’ve Kept this pretty quiet as i wasn’t sure how it would go but i’m so proud of myself and over the moon that i made the decision to take my blog self hosted.

The idea came to me when i kept thinking that it would look more professional if my blog had its own domain instead of the bog standard .wordpress.com domain. Now i thought that this would be sooooo much more expensive than it actually was to buy my own domain, the domain itself only cost me around £5 for the year which i think isn’t too bad at all!

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Now after i brought the domain i honestly had no idea where to start or how to link it to my blog, which luckily a friend knew all about and set it all up for me, i honestly don’t know what i would have done if he hadn’t as i still have no idea what he did to make it all work now!

I’m so glad i went through all the trouble and time to get set up as a self hosted blog! Not only do you have more control over your blog but there are so many more functions and themes available to you than there was when i was on a free blogging platform. To top it off it looks so much more professional and has a cleaner appearance.

Now i’m no whizz at all this, i’m actually still a newbie but when i first started blogging i had no idea on what platform to use or if i should choose free or self hosted, but i honestly think that trying out different platforms has helped me make the decision to go self hosted as i learnt what i did and didn’t like about each! I think that each of us has our own preferences and you need to try things to see if you like them or not!

Is your blog self hosted? Are you thinking of taking the plunge like i did and going self hosted? What were your experiences with going self hosted? I’d love to hear all of your thoughts on the subject!

Love

Littleblondeblogx

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8 Comments

  1. 6th November 2016 / 8:08 pm

    If you go self hosted, do you lose you blog content and your followers? My biggest worry

    • Rachel
      6th November 2016 / 9:31 pm

      I’ve not lost my content at all! Although i’m not sure about the followers, that was one of my worries too! I’ve been told there is a way to transfer them over but i haven’t figured that one out yet haha!x

  2. 18th November 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I never new you could transfer a domain to wordpress!! I originally had this wordpress blog but I had to go to blogger to make use of my domain so I lost all my folllowers! I wish I had seen this post before!

    Harriet- http://www.harrietday.com/

    • Rachel
      19th November 2016 / 7:28 pm

      I honestly had no idea before i did it either! It was definitely worth doing!

  3. 19th November 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Congratulations on going self hosted! I was so confused when I started and was convinced that I was paying for hosting when I was still using wordpress.com but then someone explained it all to me and it started to click haha. It’s nice having your own domain and it’s really worth it! xx

    • Rachel
      20th November 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Sweetie! I was too! They dont make any of it too easy to understand do they!? Its lovely, and like you said it really is worth it! xx

  4. Rachel
    5th December 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I’m starting my blog back up in January and I am thinking about going self hosting too

    • Rachel
      8th December 2016 / 2:13 pm

      I’d definitely recommend it!

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