In Need of Blogging Assistance

Picture from hungryhealthygirl.com

Picture from hungryhealthygirl.com

So in April, I began blogging at Itty Bitty Dittys. It was only supposed to be a little hobby to help me pass the time of junior year boredom and to share my style with others. But now… It’s become more than that! And I would like to expand my blog to something more personal than just a simple wordpress.com type-thang.

Currently, I use a free blog on wordpress.com. I don’t have my own domain and I have to use one of their generated templates. And it sucks. I would love to have a personalized template to match my blog but that means that I would need to switch over to a different platform such as wordpress.org or blogger.com or some other kinds. But that…costs money. To have a web host, your own domain, and a cutesy theme…. Ahh the costs are piling up! And I’m not sure whether or not if it is worth the investment or which stuff (domain, templates, etc) are worth it in the long run?

So what are your thoughts, my fellow bloggers? I know that some of you have your own domain and you have great templates. What did you invest into your blog? Which platforms are good to use (preferably for me… cheap is good!)? Any tips into this transition?:)

Thank you so much for your lovely advice!

Hugs & Kisses,

Olivia

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29 thoughts on “In Need of Blogging Assistance

  1. A blog domain is a great investment (I bought mine one month ago and it’s amazing!) but I only recommend doing it if you’re getting money in any form (looks more professional). And I would definitely look if you want to keep the blog going for 3 more years (professionally) or if you want to blog mostly for yourself. And about the template.. I don’t know about wordpress, but you can change the layout with some html or css coding on blogger. Try that out with some tutorials!

  2. I totally know how you feel! I have a blog on wordpress and for 2 years I never paid for it. But a few months ago I purchased my domain and it was definitely worth it! It was only around 17$ a year so it’s not bad. I’ve considered going pro but I don’t know how much more I like those themes and there are a few nice ones on wordpress. I guess I’ll wait a little longer to see if it’s worth paying more for it or not, and how much of a difference it would make!

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