When I decided to get a “real” blog, meaning something that was not a LiveJournal, I did a little research and heard great things about WordPress. So naturally, I went to wordpress.com and signed up. This was my last blog, mind you. Then when I went for a revamp I moved over here, still content in my ignorance. Recently I decided enough is enough, I need to make some money here, so I looked into purchasing a plan to sell ad space and get a domain name and Google analytics and all that jazz. It’s about 100 bucks a year to do. Fairly reasonable, less than my gym membership. Then I looked into things a little deeper and discovered that…
The WordPress everyone was telling me about? WordPress.ORG. They have domain hosting and plug-ins and everything I’m looking for and some reports say you can get a blog started for only 50 bucks a year and now I have to re-do my entire blog from scratch over there because I am NOT paying twice as much for half as much!
So, new blog to come in January. I will be keeping up this sham of a site until then but will definitely be moving on to greener pastures at wordpress.org come winter.
Update, later that day:
No, I probably won’t, and here’s why. I have no idea what open source database means. I do not know what Apache is, or a text editor, or an FTP client. I need to take a small course in web design first, or find someone who has some knowledge of these things to help me out. Anyone out there understand any of these words? I will pay you in poems and cookies.