Hello great ones. Well, it has been a very great journey since I began blogging two months ago. Luckily, after assessing a couple of blogging sites, I decided to go for WordPress as my blogging platform and am now moving to a self hosted site at http://www.holahme.com
The journey has been a successful one till this point. I was lucky and blessed to find a good, loving, caring and warm community at WordPress. The community was very welcoming and they are part of my growth within the blogging arena.
The lovely two communities am speaking of are:The First Friday and Community Pool. The First Friday community is a good Community for new bloggers. They provide a platform where each new blogger can post their blog links each Friday for the first one month. This really does help a lot as they provide positive criticism on how to grow your blog. The Community Pool is for all bloggers to share their posts. I would urge all new bloggers to participate in these groups to aid in growth.
Well, after some experience with WordPress.com, I decided to try out the self-hosted WordPress.org. After some research, I settled for Bluehost to use it to host my WordPress blog. I wouldn’t say that the process was an easy sail but it was worthwhile. As most successful people say, “it is better to enjoy the process to get to enjoy the benefits.”
Bluehost was very supportive through out the process. They gave out help whenever I needed it. I was at first unable to transfer my existing blog posts to the self hosted site but with some support, it was possible.
A self hosted WordPress site comes along with many advantages which include:
- Ability to install many plugins unlike the free plan on .com
- Ability to have an email list.
- Ability to monetize your site among other advantages.
It is also advantageous as it proves more seriousness to people when you approach them to work with them.
For anyone who wants to use bluehost, I would advise you make use of the live chat with their support team. They are fast to reply and provide help and assistance you especially in doing some of the technical things.
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