A WordPress.com Blogger’s Dilemma
It has finally hit me. The burn-out. And I haven’t even reached the expected six-month kill off point. FML.
During the three months here at the cozy, cost-free confines of WordPress, I have enjoyed the knowledge of knowing that there was absolutely no financial burden sitting on my shoulders. Without self-hosting a blog, I didn’t have to pay a dime. That was fine with me… three months ago.
Now, I can contemplate the possibilities of expansion but also the strains of a free blog on WordPress. I regularly visit dozens of blogs and continually stunned by the beautiful design templates and plug-ins incorporated in each respective blog. Restricted from such features and capabilities, I am beginning to seriously consider the prospects of “switching sides” for good.
So, what to do? I ask myself whether I have the time, commitment, and determination to continue blogging as I currently do one year from now. It’s a tough question to swallow, no doubt, but the day that LonePlacebo officially divorces from “wordpress” is imminent I tell you.
During this time, I have also considered laying the LonePlacebo name to rest should I ever decide to own my own domain name. I fear that it will create a helluva mess in the search engine queries, which is a headache not worth experiencing. Furthermore, if I create a new name, it requires necessarily, a new logo. My sorely lacking Photoshop skills may hinder the possibilities of creating an image worthy of people’s attention.
All of you WordPress.com bloggers out there: How are you feeling? Misery likes company. LonePlacebo needs your help.