Prior to having this wordpress.com blog I had a self-hosted blog using wordpress.org. There is a bit of give and take between the two. With having a .COM account, I don’t get much control over the look of the blog or what type of widgets I can place on it. But, I am connected into the wider WordPress network. Making it easier to find other writers and followers. Who in turn I follow.
With a .ORG blog, I have a load of control over the look. I have a much cleaner address and whatever plugins and widgets I can think of. The big draw back is that I’m then disconnected from that network of other blog users. Which is a bummer.
But, I still felt that having a cleaner web address and having control over the look of the site was most important. With that said I am going to draw down my usage of this blog in favor of my self-hosted one. If you’re a follower of mine using wordpress.com, I was not able to migrate your subscription to the new site. Another part of the limitation.
So, if you’re still interested in keeping up with my thoughts on writing and the progress of my first book, head on over to http://jeffreynbaker.com/blog! I look forward to seeing you all there.