Why I abandoned self-hosted WordPress and returned to the mothership


Guide for bloggers

Here is a question a lot of WordPress-bloggers ask themselves sooner or later: do I go self-hosted with WordPress or choose for blogging on WordPress.com?

I asked myself this question just a few weeks ago and choose the latter for my blog on cricket – cricket-blog.nl.

Most WordPress-bloggers probably take the reverse route – going from .com to .org – but this blog had always been a self-hosted WordPress-blog.

I migrated it to WordPress.com for the following reasons.

1. Hassle free

Self-hosted WordPress has a lot to offer that you won’t get blogging on WordPress.com. But I found those extras to be maintenance mostly.

To me, there always seemed to be an upgrade for either WordPress (10 upgrades in one year counting from august 2009 till now), plugins or themes that I hadn’t done yet.

Call me lazy, but I don’t like the hassle. Doing upgrades is like doing the dishes…

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