26 thoughts on “Time for a New Update!”

  1. If you switch to WordPress.org the only real thing you need to do to get rough parity with .com is install the Jetpack plugin. Then you can integrate your external site with WordPress.com just as if it was hosted there.

    You have more flexibility with your own installation (having the ability to freely install plugins is probably the biggest benefit), but you also have to keep it up to date yourself, make sure plugins work together and suchlike. You also have to be a *lot* more careful about security — in my experience, self-hosted WordPress sites can be quite vulnerable to random attacks, typically not out of any sort of maliciousness, but just passing hackers causing trouble “because they can”. So bear that in mind, too; good security may incur some additional expenses.

    If you’re willing to put the work in to maintain your site, it’s worth doing for the added options it offers. Consider it carefully rather than just doing it because it’s cheap though — it may be cheaper in terms of money, but it’s a little more expensive in terms of time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’ve actually didn’t thought about the security part, so thanks a lot for that!

      Regarding the jetpack plugin, I’ve already had read about it! But, I want to make sure that I make everything completely perfect and the passage as smooth as it can be, so I will take some time until I switch xD

      Regarding the work to maintain the site… Well, I spend so much time trying to do things with the limited HTML that I can here in .com that would easily be done with plugins that I’m pretty sure that I won’t really feel the difference ahah

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  2. Ugh, sorry about the work thing man. That really is seriously annoying. In a way I can relate. There have been things happening at my company that have demotivated me as well. But I have worked there for 22 years now and itโ€™s not easy to suddenly drop everything and make a switch. Itโ€™s honestly scary to do that. But, if things continue in this way, I may have to look into different options as well. That said: I really hope you will be able to find something that suits you, because there is nothing worse than being at a job that just doesnโ€™t give you enough energy any more.
    You have a lot of cool things happening for you right now, especially with your blog, and Iโ€™m really looking forward to everyhing you have planned! (Including that secret project you keep talking about lol!)
    For now though: Have fun, and enjoy your week off! You have deserved it, and I hope you will have an amazing time! See you when you get back!๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Changing is always scary :/ I’m only 10 months on my company now and it’s already scary… But… Well, this is not going to work for me, so I need to find another thing… And fast xD Tired of waking up in the morning and not wanting to get up to go to work…

      Thanks eheh Yeah, I’m trying to push my boundaries yet again and give myself even more to blogging xD Regarding the secret project… It will come out today ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Yeah, this was actually my first day after a three week vacation again, and I really did have trouble getting up this morning as well. Didnโ€™t really have that problem in the past. But yes, itโ€™s a good thing to change it up, if isnโ€™t working for you, so thatโ€™s very wise indeed.
        Nice! Will probably come across later on (just answering some comments first ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š). Looking forward to reading it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. Oooh a three week vacation off! That seems like the dream! Although I would be scared to come back to the office… Probably there would be way too many things waiting for me to do ahah

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  3. Damn, you have been busy! A well deserved vacation indeed! Hope you have a great time, where are you going?
    I also hope you can find the type of job you’re looking for. It’s never good to work at a place when stuff is happening and you get demotivated almost every day. If you don’t leave a job like that, you could get depressed and experience burnout (as is happening with my boyfriend, Michel knows as he said in his comment, work conditions are terrible).
    So I hope someone says “yes” soon!!!
    Hope you have a great vacation!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒผ

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    1. Well… I indeed had a great time! I went to Algarve… Since you are from Europe I think you probably already have heard about it xD Just pool and beach… all day! It was GREAT!

      Yeah… That’s pretty much it… I’m just tired of it… For the first time ever since I joined the working force I ended up my holidays and didn’t want to go to work… Even though I spent 1 week just chilling and completely off from everything -.-

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      1. Oh wow that is lovely! I can only imagine what it looks like but considering it’s all the way south it’s probably a bit like Ibiza? Lovely blue waters and beaches ๐Ÿ˜
        I hope you find another job soon so you can leave the current one! Sure you’ll keep us all up to date the moment that happens ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. Yeah more or less! XD Not as good as Ibiza… Or at least as I think how Ibiza is, but yes… Hot water (it’s the end of the Mediterranean sea) and clear water eheh xD

        Of course eheh! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Ahah Pete always have that thing of being a little further than everyone else doesn’t he? XD Yeah from what I read I got the same conclusion as also it will appear in the WordPress Reader which for me is the more important! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! ^.^ For now still no news about that bah…

      Of course! I will make sure everyone knows it and that the passage is the smoothest I can. I don’t want to lose our community for anything in this life!

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  4. I’m on WordPress.org, and it does make my life so much easier with all the plug-ins and stuff. It takes some time and experimenting of course, but I think you would be happier overall than WordPress.com with the paid plans.
    That being said…
    There are instructions to bring followers over, but I don’t know how successful it was. Because my stats crashed horribly after switching. I don’t mean just tapering off; it was an immediate drop. People who used to visit everyday stopped coming around, and new followers don’t come nearly as often since it’s not part of WordPress.com. It was discouraging I admit since I put so much effort into it, but I still like plugins.

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      1. It was very discouraging (and sometimes still is), but I’m grateful to have a nice reliable group of visitors. But the clone plug-in alone makes things so much easier on me, so que sera sera. I just wanted to give you a warning, but hopefully, you’ll have a smooth move (if you do move) and it won’t be needed.

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