Not sure if others have experienced this but hosting my blog on WordPress wasn’t the best idea. Their hosting plans are pretty cheap but though their digital eco-system you are limited to their boundaries.
For that reason, I’m out.
I will be starting a new blog with the same content moving forward but the name will change. I should have done better research up front on domains and social media accounts before pulling the trigger.
The good news? I’ve learned about a couple amazing tools through this process and I’ll share them with you:
Bluehost – This domain hosting tool allows you to integrate with your Google accounts and transfer a WordPress content.
Namechk – This tool allows you to type a name into the search and it will tell you if that domain is available AND if the associated social media accounts are available.
If you’re starting your own blog and you want to monetize it or add affiliate links, steer clear of purchasing a WordPress.com hosting account as they lock you into a very limited ecosystem. I believe that a recent change allowed people to add plugins to their WordPress.com blogs where you could script in some Adsense or similar account but the ability to add plugins is sealed away behind their “business” paywall.
If you’re willing to wait for more easy frugal finance rules, hiking reports, travel tips, and my investment journey, please be patient. I’m working on getting the next iteration of this thing online as quickly as possible.
Thank you for reading!