Well now I’ve set up my ‘blogging station’ and am determined to ‘get serious’ about my blog, I think it’s time for a more ‘professional look’ and redesign of my site and to possibly go self hosted which has been on of my blog goals for a while.
One day I feel like: “I CAN, I WILL, WATCH ME” and the next day I’m… “I Can’t… what if it all goes wrong”…
I originally set up on WordPress.com without understanding the future implications and not being sure anyway that blogging was for me. However, I’ve had a lovely 9 months connecting with some amazing people from around the World.
I’ve learned so many new things about the wider world that I never would have known had I not been invited to read so many amazing stories and look at some spectacular and inspiring photo’s and inspirational posts.
I know that blogging is definitely part of my life moving forward and therefore I want to think about self hosting and developing the other ‘social media’ contacts e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. which I’m currently pretty rubbish at..
However, going ‘self hosted’ is becoming a bit of a ‘FEAR’ which I know I need to overcome, so I’ve been researching how to do it and rather than alleviate my ‘fear’ it’s making it worse.
I would hate to lose contact with the amazing people I’ve connected with this year and I’ve managed to claw myself up on Google Searches from ‘nowhere to be found’ up to page 2/3 (it alternates between the 2) if you search for Manchester Lifestyle Blogger.. I’m really chuffed to have done this without any ‘training’ and by just ‘having a go’.
My fear now is that going ‘self hosted’ may lose me the contacts I’ve established… Does anyone know if this is the case? I’ve heard that moving to WordPress.org, it’s possible to transfer contacts etc. across but then I read something about losing the ‘like’ facility… Ughhhh.. decisions, decisions… What should I do?
I’d love to hear some success stories where people have moved from WordPress.com to self hosted and how they found the experience and share some of the benefits and pitfalls to help me make my choice and hopefully overcome my FEAR!
If you’re aware of any helpful blog sites/posts or books etc. to help me with my research, or you have any tips and learning lessons that you’re willing to share, I’d LOVE to hear from you… (Only genuine bloggers please – not people trying to sell me a service..)
I’m hoping I can be inspired to achieve one of the ‘dreams’ on my Vision Dream Board for 2017 and maybe with your help I’ll overcome my ‘FEAR’….
I’m a great believer in ‘Feel the Fear and DO IT ANYWAY!’ which was the first ‘self help’ book I ever read… written by Suzanne Jeffers and definitely worth a read… Why you should ‘Fear Nothing’
I know this is therefore something for me to ‘just do’… but I’m needing a kick up the backside to make me take that ‘leap’ into the unknown! Hopefully somebody out there can GIVE ME THAT KICK!!! (not that I’ve got masochistic tendencies or anything but I do need a bit of a ‘shove’ now and again!)..
WHAT FEARS ARE HOLDING YOU BACK FROM ACHIEVING YOUR 2017 Goals? Maybe if we share our fears, this wonderful ‘blogging community’ can help each other to move forward and achieve their dreams!…. imagine…..
ANY GUIDANCE WOULD BE VERY GRATEFULLY RECEIVED… LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW….