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  1. Does moving to a self-hosted blog making it easier to monetize from your blog? I don’t think I will start trying to monetize just yet but it’s handy to know. 🙂

    • Yes, you have control over adverts etc. When it’s free any ads shown go to WordPress rather than you. It’s something I would have to look into more, but I’ve read it’s a lot easier when self hosted X

      • Ah brilliant, thank you! This post was really useful, it’s something I’ve been think about for a while but didn’t have the foggiest of how to go about it so thank you for writing this – I’ve even bookmarked it for future reference! X

        • Oh brilliant! Thank you! I was the same, thought about it for a while but it all seemed a bit daunting. The info I found was difficult to understand so had to share how I did it x

  2. Ooh, that’s mega helpful. A friend of mind offered to host mine on his server, but he’s mega busy and I’m getting restless! Plus I kind of feel safe in WordPress, if that makes sense?

    Do you still get the WordPress reader options and suggested sites?

    • It does make sense, I’m the same. Yeah, that’s another thing, I thought I’d lose the reader but you can still go on WordPress.com and follow people like before so it makes no difference. And you can add the like button on posts so people can still like things xx

      • Also, SiteGround were so good about it, it was done in less than 24 hours. I should have mentioned that in the post!

    • Oops. Anyway, this is so helpful Tina!!! My friend moved to the org a couple months ago and kept trying to talk me into it, but I’m definitely afraid of the unknown. You made this sound so easy! Definitely keeping this one for reference 🙂

      • Haha. Thanks! I felt the same, but it’s honestly so much easier than it seems. I was so surprised! X

  3. Wish I’d read this before I changed my blog over. You’ve explained it so well.
    Definitely a good choice in my eyes, self hosted wordpress is great for more advanced blogging
    xx
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    • Thank you! It’s good to hear that from someone who’s been through it as well. It really does seem much better so far! xx

  4. Have you encountered any issues with stats and google analytics? I brought my blog over from blogger to wordpress.org through godaddy but my stats arent as accurate anymore.

    • I have actually. I have been using Google Analytics, but also Jetpack from my wordpress.com site so still get the stats from there. I think it’s likely that Blogger allows spam pageviews whereas Google does not, as mine used to and used to be higher.

      I would suggest getting a few plug-ins and comparing to see which ones match up a bit.

    • Glad I could help. I find WordPress really easy to use. Pipdig have such great templates! I’ve never used one actually, but love the look of them. At the moment, Siteground are doing switches for cheaper if you are already self-hosted. Until the 8th I think. I wrote a post about it. But if you’re not self-hosted, it’s not as daunting as it seems xx

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