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The Cost of Self-Hosting WordPress

When I decided to self-host a blog one of the things which convinced me to move over was the idea that I would be paying less. At the time I was paying for a domain, paying to connect the domain to my blog and paying for all sorts of extra features through Wordpress. As you can imagine I was quite interested in not paying so much to run my blog and as such moved to a self-hosted blog. However...
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4 Advantages Of A Self-Hosted Blog

While I was blogging at Wordpress.com I saw a self-hosted blog as the end goal. Like that was the point which proved that I had a really good blog because I had total control over it. I know from certain circles having a self-hosted blog is the thing to do if you want to be seen as a “proper” blogger. So I moved away from Wordpress.com and though now I realise that may not have been the best...
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The Downside of Self-Hosting WordPress

As I've mentioned a few times before I've had a self-hosted Wordpress blog for about a year and though there were good reasons as to why I chose to make the move. I've had a number of problems with self-hosting Wordpress which have got so annoying I genuinely considered moving to some other blogging platform. MY PROBLEMS WITH SELF-HOSTING WORDPRESS As I've mentioned before my problems with...

My Experience With Moving To A Self-Hosted Blog

I’ve had a self-hosted blog for just under a year now. At the time I wrote a post about some of the reasons why I moved to a self hosted blog. But today I thought I would share my experience of actually moving over. I had originally assumed the whole process was going to be quite confusing, especially since most people I know have paid for a Guided Transfer which will do everything for you. But...
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My Experience With Stumbleupon Ads

A little while ago I wrote a post about how to use Stumbleupon. In a very short time Stumbleupon has become one of my top referrals for traffic on my blog. This is in part due to adding pages. But I have also begun using Paid Discovery, essentially advertising my blog on StumbleUpon.   Paid Discovery is separate from StumbleUpon so if you already have a SU account you need to make another....