Singing the Blogging and Social Media Blues
I’m the “World’s Worst” at understanding all the complexities of blog promotion and social media.
maybe not the “World’s Worst”, but even after over a year of blogging, purchasing my domain name and finding a wonderful group of bloggy friends…as far as social media stuff goes,
I’m still feeling like a newbie.
I’m afraid to move my blog from WordPress.com hosted to self hosted.
I’m concerned that if I move to a self-hosted blog space I’ll lose my place in the interwebs and get lost in the cyber abyss.
Dramatic, I know.
I’m worried that if I ever made that small step/giant leap my blog could not support itself (that it would not generate the advertising income needed to support self-hosting), I’m worried it would change my blogging focus.
I’ve watched blogs slip away from awesomeness due to the need for income. I’ve stopped reading blogs because of the extent to which their core goal changed when they went from blogger (for the love of it) to “Blogger” (as a job, with the need for income) I don’t want to become one of those “Bloggers”. I don’t want to lose my blogger voice in search of the advertising dollar. I don’t dislike paid “Bloggers” some of the best people I “know” online make a living off their words. I simply don’t want my blog focus altered or diluted by the need for income.
Even if I was not concerned about losing my blogger status, I’ve got another problem.
I’ve got no idea how to move my blog.
No. Idea. At. All.
No clue how to even begin to move my content and not lose my readers.
So, I stay nestled in my WordPress.com cave. It’s safe here. No one questions my posting motives. At the same time though, few companies take me seriously.
My reach is small. My voice isn’t very loud.
I am here though, and for now…
Here is enough.