I Am Now A Self Hosted Blog! What I’ll Miss About WordPress.com

I Am Now A Self Hosted Blog! What I’ll Miss About WordPress.com

Do you notice anything different on here? Well I have now officially moved to the Thepearlylife.com! It has been a very long time coming to get a self hosted blog. I am so excited for this next phase in my blogging journey! I’m so glad you’re all here along on the ride with me.

My move from wordpress.com to a self hosted wordpress.org blog was not without it’s challenges. However, it was not as difficult as I expected! I’m going to miss so many things about WordPress.com but I know this is for the best. Here are some of the things I’ll miss about WordPress.com! Think of this post as my little goodbye, love letter to WordPress.com

What I Will Miss About WordPress.com

  1. I no longer have access to the lovely WordPress.com community! I’m really going to miss tagging my posts and seeing them come up in the reader. I don’t think my tagged posts will show up in the reader anymore! Do they?
  2. I will miss the access to likes and ease of commenting on the reader. It will become significantly harder for my readers to comment on my posts using WordPress.com reader since I am technically no longer a member! You would have to go straight to my page in order to comment. Don’t worry though, I have made sure my page is easy to navigate so it will not be too much of a hassle for you!
  3. I don’t have to bother about updating plug-ins because everything is automatically updated for me by WordPress.com! Now I have to manually update some plug-ins because they can’t be auto updated.

The Self Hosted Blog Journey….

It was a simpler time for me back when I was a wordpress.com blogger. However, everything is much more challenging now which is really exciting to me. I am absolutely in love with my website now and the freedom I have. I am also enjoying learning about SEO and seeing some of the many mistakes I made in the previous posts. As I continue to improve I am sure I will get better at being a self hosted blogger!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this little post of mine and I can’t wait to start publishing posts on my new blog! Thank you so much for reading and subscribing.

Have you thought about self hosting?

What was your experience and what will you miss?

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32 Comments

  1. September 9, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Aww congratulations on making the jump! Your blog looks crazy professional and lovely!xx

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Thank you so much girl! I’m really glad that you like my new website and the design!! <3 <3

  2. September 9, 2017 / 9:56 am

    This is really good Pearl! Congratulations!!! Would really love to have my own self hosted site

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 11:48 am

      It’s really different at the moment but I think the advantages are definitely trumping the disadvantages right now. Thank you so much for the lovely comment girl! <3 <3

      • September 9, 2017 / 8:16 pm

        I have but I love WordPress. I don’t think I’m ready yet as I’m only a new blogger! I am really enjoying reading your blog Pearl! And, WordPress makes blogging life easier as well.

        Jade, <3

        • thepearlylife
          September 9, 2017 / 9:05 pm

          WordPress.com is such a life save for new bloggers and I’m all for taking your time on there as long as possible. Infant some bloggers never feel the need to leave wordpress.com so it all depends on your personal blogging goals! I’m really glad your enjoying my posts! Thank you for the string of lovely comments <3 <3 <3

          • September 14, 2017 / 3:32 pm

            Thank you so much for the reply! WordPress.com is probably my favourite blogging site as I have blogged on my brothers band blog which is on blogspot and all in all, wordpress is my fave. ILI!!!
            Jade, x

  3. September 9, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Congratulations on making the move. It’s quite a big step. Looks great. 💕

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the new blog 💕💕💕

  4. September 9, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Wow, you’re doing big things out here! I’m really happy to have connected with you. I’ll be sure to check out your new space. Congratulations!! This move is super inspiring. Many blessings and much success to come.

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s a big change but I’m really excited for things to come! Thank you for the wishes ❤️❤️

      • September 9, 2017 / 2:38 pm

        No problem. I’m so excited for you and will continue to support and keep in touch with you.

        • thepearlylife
          September 9, 2017 / 2:38 pm

          ❤️❤️

  5. September 9, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Happy for you darling ❤️ It’s so beautiful. Your posts will still show in the reader but leaving a comment, one may have to click on your site to do that.

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Ohhhh that’s a slight disadvantage then! But I think it’s well worth it in the end! Thank you for clarifying Debbie and I’m so glad you like my new site ❤️

  6. September 9, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    Congratulations on going self-hosted, I thought about it, but I haven’t made the plunge yet.

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you! It’s a big decision but I’m really liking it so far so I think it was well worth it. Thank you so much for commenting ❤️❤️

  7. September 9, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Awww.. congratulations on your move💖💖

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you hun! <3 <3

    • thepearlylife
      September 9, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  8. September 10, 2017 / 3:03 am

    Welcome to the self hosted club!! This is exciting Pearl, congrats on making the move! 😄

    • thepearlylife
      September 12, 2017 / 10:37 am

      Thank you so much Angela <3 <3

  9. September 11, 2017 / 2:42 am

    Congratulations on going self-hosted! Very excited for you and your new journey!

    • thepearlylife
      September 11, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you so much Natalie! ❤️

  10. September 11, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Wow, you;ve come so far in such a short amount of time! Wishing you lots of luck on this new journey but I’m definitely sure you’ll be okay. You can even write a post detailing how you moved and what you used (hint hint) lol. Love the layout, it’s good when you have crisp and clear photos

    • thepearlylife
      September 11, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Hahaha I will definitely write a post soon. Once I’m absolutely sure of what I’m doing 😂😂 Thank you so much girl 💕💕

  11. September 18, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Congrats again! Ya your pose does come up on reader with anyone who follows your blog. You’re not missing much. Download “jet pack” plug in if you haven’t already. It comes with many benefits of WordPress.com. Couple of other plug ins give you that benefit. Welcome to the good life 🙂

    • thepearlylife
      September 19, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you my sweetim 😘 I downloaded it already! I really like all the cool features it comes with it that I didn’t have on WordPress.com. Moving was definitely worth it! 💕💕

  12. September 26, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Congratulations!!! I love the new look, I’m so joining the self-hosted community come next year!

    • thepearlylife
      September 28, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Thank you! I glad you like the design <3

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