Just wanted to put out a note ahead of time that I’m in the process of upgrading my hosting account (moving to a bigger server) because I’m getting serious about my web business, Short Pump Media Ventures. I’m moving all seven of my websites (domain names, files, et cetera) to one massive server. I’ve made backups of everything on every site, so while there’s no chance of data loss, there’s a pretty good chance all of my sites, including my blog, will be either seriously disabled or completely down for a day or two. Everything should be peachy by Monday (I hope). Self-hosting is a tricky thing. The server seems to have a mind of its own. It’s a lot more customizable to host websites yourself, but at the same time it’s a lot more work. See you soon (hopefully)!
After I figured out the whole (complicated) deal with hosting WordPress on my own server, I helped Tori do the same. Her blog, “Thoughts of a Quiet Dreamer,” is now hosted at her own domain name. She writes a lot of insightful, thought-provoking posts. Be sure to check out her blog at blog.toricarol.com!
Locally owned and operated. It’s always a nice thing to see in the business community, and now I’ve done it with my blog. I’m now hosting it myself on my own server, and have the ability to do much, much more than I could hosting it on WordPress.com. Let me know what you think of the new look and features, and keep on the lookout for lots of new posts on a variety of interesting topics!