I’m back to blogiverse after the hiatus, and have started my blog-visiting rounds! I’m still a bit of a zombie trying to make up for the lack of sleep, but I guess I’ll get better.
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My post today isn’t writing-related, it is more about this space: Daily (w)rite.
Over the past 7 years, it has grown and I have made so many friends.
The issue is that I’m now being advised to take the blog to my own domain name. Move it out of WordPress altogether: more professional, and apparently, more secure.
My horror is that I might lose all you guys in the process.
It seems I can take my
followers friends with me to my new site with the help of WordPress plugins, but no one can guarantee a 100% success rate. I really have never used this blog to market anything, so that’s the least of my concerns– but I have made loads of online friends– and I realized just how many and how supportive when I was in the process of sending off my MS for Mslexia. I had so many blog friends help me out (Samantha, Michael, Michelle), and so many others provide moral support. I cannot, cannot afford to lose even one of my followers FRIENDS.
I have bought my domain name: damyantiwrites.com, and am basically dithering about moving to the new site. Some people have told me to develop an email list– find Mailchimp so I can basically collect email addresses, and mail them when I shift. I don’t know if I want to do that, for many reasons.
What’s your advice? Have you ever been through a shift from WordPress to your own domain? Has this affected your audience? If you’re a long-term friend of this blog, what would you like to see at the new site? Do you subscribe via email or just the reader?
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