To self-host or not to self-host – That is the question!

Dear reader, I’m here today to ask for some advice…

I’ve been scratching my head for a couple of weeks now (Noooo, I don’t have lice or anything like that! My head is just overflowing with very confusing ideas…)

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the pros and cons of transferring my blog to a self-host platform… but I’m still not sure if it’s worth all the trouble.



On the one hand if I take the plunge and choose self-hosting I’ll be able to do a lot more in my little corner of the internet. I’ll be able to post videos (which I can’t do at the moment), play around with the layout and all that…

But on the other hand I’m terrified of doing that and being “disconnected” from all my followers! How will I ever live a happy, fulfilled life without all your comments and likes?! What kind of sad, lonely life would that be?



So I guess my question is: Have any of you lovely bloggers ever thought about this?

Are any of you self-hosted?


For now I think I’ll just…




28 thoughts on “To self-host or not to self-host – That is the question!

  1. anovelglimpse says:

    I did it. I don’t know if I love it or not. There are pluses and minuses. I love owning my content and feel like I have more options. Some negatives would be my Twitter followers don’t show up in my blog count now. I was able to migrate my other WP followers and email followers, but now you have to follow my blog by email.


  2. Michelle says:

    Oh I definitely understand your struggles. I’ve thought about it as well, but I’ve read that you’ll lose all your old content and your followers? And there’s the stuff you pointed out that scares me as well. Basically I wish I could help you but I have the same problem haha

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  3. Bloggin' & Writing says:

    I just recently started a blog on WordPress. How can you showcase your blog to get more views and followers? Sorry I don’t have anything I could add to the above mentioned request. I have been debating starting a blog, and researched various options to start out. This was by far the best option I could find.


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