Stepping off the Ledge
Let me know if this sounds familiar:
“Honey, I think we need to track this new adventure we are on called marriage. I’m going to start a blog.”
“Do you think anyone will read it?”
“I’ll read it. Maybe your mom & sister.”
“Wonder how I do that?”
“My friend said she uses Blogspot & I should blog about crafts too.”
“Well there you go.”
“What should my blog name be?”
and so on….and so on…
I set up my Blogger account, chose a name, and started blogging.
I never thought anyone besides III, my mom & sister would be reading. At the time I knew nothing about HTML & to be honest still couldn’t tell you what it stands for. All I know is that I’ve worked really hard at creating my little piece of the internet & try to continue inspiring my AMAZING readership that now includes a few more than III, mom, & sister.
And now a year into really taking this blogging thing seriously I am hearing rumblings of WordPress & all it’s glory :o)
There are posts saying “if you are a serious blogger you need to make the switch.”
So, am I serious about blogging???
I don’t really know, so I did some googling and compiled a list of questions to ask myself.
1. Is blogging more than a hobby? YES
2. Do I generate an income? YES, a little bit
3. Do I wish I earned more of an income? YES
4. Do I want my blog to continue to grow and reach a larger audience? YEP
5. Am I willing to make an investment to boost traffic & grow that audience? Depends on how much, but YES
As you can see, after a little assessment, it looks like WordPress might be in my future. But I’m scared!
So, I’m looking for advice & suggestions.
Do you use WordPress?
Did you do the switch yourself or hire out help?
Were you scared? (Because I might be…)
Who is your host?
Are you glad you made the move?
Any and all other advice & encouragement is welcomed!
Because I might be stepping of the ledge…