A productive day has been underway today having been grocery shopping and had the car washed up for me. And it’s not 9:30 AM yet!! So, sitting on the couch watching Hoarders and surfing blogs, I again had the thought about moving my site to a self hosting platform on WordPress.org, leaving the WordPress.com platform.
Honestly, I’ve had two self hosted websites a few years ago and am aware of the upkeep one becomes responsible for when leaving the safety of WordPress.com where all of the behind the scenes work is done automatically for you. So what is to be gained in switching? The ability to have complete control of all aspects of your domain.
If you want to run Java Script, nobody stands in your way. You have access to an unlimited number of themes both free and paid. You’ll have to monitor and protect your site against the onslaught of the spam community by using the best spam protection plugins available. And other responsibilities as well. So then, why go this route?
I suppose that to some degree it may depend on the content you are going to put on the domain. Obviously, my content is very tame! But I do miss the having complete control over my site at times. Recently I considered installing a particular item in the sidebar but oops, that’s right. Java Script not allowed!
So what’s your position on moving from the ‘safety’ of the Dot Com side to WP’s Dot Org side?