It was a spur of the moment decision when I signed up for premium. I didn’t research enough and I didn’t consider my own time commitment. With this in mind and having officially reached 3 months of membership today, here are my thoughts 💭
Just before this post, I shared how I journeyed from journaling to blogging.
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This was an important step for me for 2 reasons:-
- Ready myself – read extensively and write better
- Build style and confidence
Begin with the personal plan, familiarize yourself with WordPress then upgrade.
If you want your own domain name from day 1, my advice is start with the personal plan first. Then upgrade. After all, credit for the remaining time on your existing subscription will be applied to your upgrade.
I have decent computer skills, and found it confusing and frustrating at first even just flipping between the desktop and app version. And even after 3 months I’m still learning 😬.
Therefore my suggestion is to use the personal plan to get onboard with how WordPress works. What works, what doesn’t. So that you don’t waste money and feel pressured while learning, connecting, planning, writing all at the same time!
Storage space and additional monetizing capabilities are the main differences between the personal and premium plans. I now know from hindsight that I don’t need all of these features at the outset.
Both plans offer email and live chat and so far the customer service team at WordPress has been quick to respond and with solutions I needed.
Be prepared to work if you want views …
My own experience is that if I didn’t publish a post, I had no views nor visitors. This is to be expected with a small followers base. And lots of news and information already out there competing for our daily reading bandwidth.
Did you know… WordAds count views from non WordPress users. I confirmed this with WordPress customer service. They can subscribe to your posts too via email but they cannot like your posts.
Conclusion … for now
It’s been only 3 months after all 😊. I want to thank all my followers and readers for your time. You’re a key motivation for me to continue!
Thank you for reading and a very happy new year to you🥰