Thinking of going dot-com

I’ve been running my blog on free WordPress since 2008. And after exposing myself to the wonders of blogging, it dawned on me that I want to change my blog to hitsandmrs.wordpress.com to a blog.com site.

I realized that, while WordPress is so easy to use, there are limitations when using the free hosted version. For one, the selection of templates for the free version. Second, the ability to monetize my posts or the blog itself. I remembered turning down some paid-to-write articles because my blog just can’t. Not right now.

So now, I’m doing my research on web hosting and domains. And seriously, I’m at a loss on what to do and where to start. WordPress does offer a premium account, but I don’t know if I should get that or find a local web hosting company instead. I’m thinking which offers a better package for a Pinoy blogger like me.

Also, if I go self-hosted, how do I design my blog? Do I use a WordPress template? Or maybe I can get help from friends who have knowledge on web design? Or I just discover web design on my own?

I have so many questions in my head about going dot-com for my blog right now. Pretty sure I’ll be asking around, especially to my blogger friends, for help about this. And hopefully, I’ll find the answers and be able to self-host my blog. 🙂

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