When I signed up for a WordPress account last year to start this blog, I wasn’t sure how much I would be writing posts and how realistic it would be to keep the blog going while living on the road. So we took a baby step by signing up on a Free plan to test it out. The Free plan came with 3 gigabytes of the storage space. Not a lot, but it got us started.
A year later, our blog ran out of the free 3-GB space with WordPress.com. So we recently upgraded to their Personal plan. The cost is $36 per year. We got additional 3-GB storage space. I’ve been posting a lot of pictures. At this rate, the extra space probably won’t last very long.
What I like most about this upgrade is that advertisements on this blog have been removed. IMHO, the advertisement on blogs can be OK if lightly used and tastefully placed on the blogs. It’s what keeps many blogs running. However, they often seem to litter the blogs and interfere with reading experience. We would like to keep this blog ad-free. We think we can afford it.
After the additional storage space is gone though, the next upgrade level is a Premium plan for $100 per year. It only comes with 13 GB of storage space. I’m not sure if it would be better to self-host at that time. I’ll cross that bridge when we get to that point. For you bloggers out there, what are your thoughts? Are you self-hosting or considering it?
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