Why I am switching from WordPress.org to WordPress.com
I had my blog set to connect to WordPress.com through JetPack but it has decided not to let me do that anymore. I don’t know why. While my blog was connected to WordPress.com, though, I did not get many of the benefits of being a WordPress.com user. This seemed fair, but I was jealous of all of you who have a WordPress.com blog.
You guys get,
- A nice looking, easy to use, automatically there “Follow” button
- A link on your username that effortlessly directs people to your blog
- Your posts go into the reader
- A cool mobile app that works
- A sweet lil community of readers and writers
WordPress.com makes networking with other bloggers easy. There are some drawbacks, though.
What I will miss about my old WordPress.org blog
WordPress.org is not free. Well, it is, but you have to host it yourself and that cost. WordPress.com is free unless you want to take advantage of some of the features that you can get by using WordPress.org. Some of the features that I will miss, but not enough to pay the ridiculous price that WordPress.com is asking are.
Here are some of the features that I will miss, but not enough to pay the ridiculous price that WordPress.com is asking.
- Being able to upload and use custom themes
- Being able to use plugins for free
That about it.
For me, switching to WordPress.com is totally worth it. I already had a blog open anyway.
Yup, that all I have to say. If you have any questions, feel free.