Dear loyal readers,
Please do not jump out of of your 5-story building after reading the alarming post title. The world ain’t over just yet. In fact, I have some great news to share with you. As of Tuesday, December 15, 2009, I officially renew my journey for blogging greatness and transition over to a self-hosted blog. With three weeks off for winter vacation, I feel that the time is ripe. No doubt. It is a big leap of faith.
Yes, you have guessed correctly. I’m divorcing from wordpress in my url and heading my separate ways. No, it was not due to numerous random affairs with super-hot women. In fact, I sincerely enjoyed my three-month marriage with WordPress. It was an amazing experience and a true eye-opener. I have discovered a new passion in writing, an area I have long overlooked for many reasons. In addition, I absolutely love learning about new technologies and pointing out to unsuspecting people that the internet and the world wide web are not the same thing.
Of course, I have taken into account the numerous obstacles ahead. As a college student, time is never a sure thing. Having recently gone through my first college finals, I realize my ability to manage my time is definitely key to maintaining a healthy and successful blog. (Though my business professor and Stephen R. Covey may respectfully disagree with that last statement)
Then there is the issue of money. Carrying a limited existence on the web without the continued payment of money to the greedy web hosts and domain registries, I understand that things are not going to be the same anymore. But with the possibility of success, one must take risks. Sometimes leaving your comfort zone and saying, “I’m not scared anymore!” is what you need to propel yourself to fulfilling goals and develop personally. Running a blog with tremendous content has crossed my mind constantly throughout every day. Now, I am ready to place my plan into action.
The most troubling obstacle I have long pondered is the possibility for the “bloggers’ burnout.” What if I one day sit in front of my computer ready to blog, and have nothing to write? I’m certain every blogger, even the successful ones, have faced this problem. As my 5th grade teacher always said, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” I intend to entertain my readers. I hope to educate people about topics that interest me. I want people to tell there friends and family and neighbor’s cat how wonderful LonePlacebo is. I have many hopes and dreams for LonePlacebo. I’m sure that this will be one heckuva ride. Thanks for reading!
The Founder, Editor-in-Chief, CEO, and Chairman
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.
Today marks the official beginning of a new chapter in the life of my first website, LonePlacebo. Having started out as an absolute beginner at Weebly one year ago, I was intrigued by the intricate details and work that went into creating a website. The intuitive drag-and-drop design and vast control that I utilized made me passionate about working hard to produce quality content.
One year later, I have greatly enjoyed the experiences and lessons that Weebly was able to deliver to me. It was during this last month that I began to grow uneasy about continuing to stay with Weebly. My goal was to further my understanding of developing a great website but it would require me to switch to a more sophisticated and professional web host. Wordpress easily stood out prominently among the few that I considered. On this day, August 20th, 2009, I am elated and hopeful of what the future holds during my stay here. WordPress, I hope you are the perfect fit.