Right around the Christmas break, I decided it was time to revive this site. I had an idea for a blog post and I logged in to create it. Instantly I was hit with the dreaded, “you have updates”, message. I ran through updated the core, then the plugins, and by the time it was over I had lost interest in what I was actually going to write about.
After this, I decided it was time for a change and you might say laziness took over. I did want to host it, I didn’t want to update it, and most of all I didn’t want to worry about it. So that left the typical SaaS choices. Squarespace, WordPress.com, etc.
Since I was already on WordPress I just stuck with it. I already knew the setup and it was the path of least resistance.
Almost two months after making this switch I’m so glad I did. I no longer have to worry about the constant bombardment of people trying to hack the site, worry about multiple plugins breaking, and ensuring all my data is backed up.
I give them money, and they handle it. It’s a beautiful system.
The conversion was also simple and it impressed me. I did an export from my existing site and uploaded that file. Moments later all the content and images had been transferred. The part that really shined was moving the domain. I had to set the name server and they automatically carried over all my other records. I had a bunch and I was dreading that part.
As I’m getting older, the fun of tinkering with and hosting my own sites is dwindling. Some will call me lazy, but I just want to share and get back to the things more important in my life.