I’ve been pondering the idea of switching from WordPress.com to a self hosted WordPress.org blog for a while. But more so lately. There are some obvious pros to doing this, from my point of view anyway.
- Get rid of .com’s Google Ads
- Put my own ads on to make a little money
- Get a proper Flickr Widget
- Install Disqus commenting
There are some cons too. Hosting will set me back about $40 a year. Extra work phaffing around with platform upgrades and the (albeit shallow) learning curve. The possibility of my RSS feed breaking. Dot Org is a more powerful platform, but its capabilities aren’t really the selling point for me beyond the pros I’ve listed.
I have also been unable to find a theme that I really, really like. One that kicks my current theme’s butt. It has to be clean, aesthetic, customisable, and free. I will ponder on, and welcome any thoughts that passers-by might have.