In a previous post, I wrote how I started my personal website with WordPress.com then moved to Blogger and ended up with my own site (ASP) and hosting (at Web Wiz). Now, after almost a year, I’m moving back to WordPress.com
This is an announcement rather than a real article.
Running your own site, hosting, and programming means a lot of freedom. It’s fun and real achievement. However, with a personal website, I found that it’s time consuming to manage my own site and to keep its programming/plugins up to date. After all, this is a non-profit site. Revenue generated from advertising on site isn’t that big – see my post where I talked about Google AdSense and its alternatives.
I chose to get back to WordPress.com for many reasons:
- It’s more stable, reliable platform, and SEO friendly.
- It has the best commenting system (see my other post about commenting options)
- I’m not so much into Google any more.
WordPress.org isn’t my type and won’t be. I still prefer programming with ASP(.net). Additionally, it won’t be different in terms of burden and time to keep the software and plugins up to date.
Here, you only need to have your own domain and to do some CSS customizing (see my post about how I designed the CSS template this way). On other hand, the package I chose costs almost the same. Unfortunately, I lost some of my articles’ comments as I was using Disqus commenting system. There was no way to import them here but I managed to import some manually. The URLs of pages are also different now.