I’m Going Self Hosted!

Recently, I have realized that I want to focus more on my blog and writing in general.  I have been actively seeking out writing projects, as well as writing jobs that I can apply for.  This has really got me thinking about how it’s about time I start making money with my own blog.  So I have decided that I am switching my own blog over to WordPress.org soon.  I still have some research to do and figure some stuff out for myself, however, I would love your help and advice.

I know some of my readers are self hosted and I would love to hear your stories and experiences with switching over.  What was easy about it?  What was hard?  How much did it cost?

I’m looking forward to this new chapter with my blog, and I hope that you will join me!

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15 thoughts on “I’m Going Self Hosted!

  1. That’s nice Katy, I think you will need to get a domain name first which makes it http://www.walkerkaty.com but you can get more info on WordPress, it doesn’t d cost too much, with this you can monetize your blog, you can then later on move over to hosting. I hope my info was a little bit useful.

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    1. Thank you! It was! I would want to change my domain name and just switch it to katywalker.com if it’s available. But I will look more into that! Thanks for your help! 😊

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  2. Before switching check out the options that WP.Com offers. Part of building an audience is being connected with other bloggers and creating content that gets you noticed. To me self hosting isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

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  3. It was pretty painless, Katy. I first bought a new domain from WP, then opened a host account with Blue Host. If you want to spend $130 (best $$ you will spend), wordpress will migrate everything for you and you keep all your followers. Plus you still have access to wordpress dot com and can still follow the reader. Your posts are rumored to not be in the Reader, but readers tell me they saw my posts there. If you are really good and techy, you can do it all yourself. You can do some research at WP dot com, they have tons of articles about it all. Congrats and do keep us posted.

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    1. Thanks Terri! Yeah I’m looking at doing it through Blue Host and for the one year one it was around $59. That’s all I can really afford right now. I will for sure keep everyone posted!

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