I am thinking of moving this site to my own domain/host so I can have more control of it.
There are some catches though:
1) I’m not sure it would be worth the added cost on my end of paying for Hosting/Domain name/other services. Currently, I pay nothing for this site.
2) This would no longer be anonymous. Basically, you’d be able to discover my identity if you knew where to look.
This is my biggest concern. I really don’t want to be shut down either. I don’t want to feel weird either at BSF. One of the gals in my group mentioned my site and I just didn’t say anything. I’m not very good at criticism or complements so walking around BSF is easier this way. Yet at the same time it might be time to step out in faith.
3) Another concern is that due to the age of my kids, I may not be in BSF next year if they don’t take my youngest. That means if I move my site, it would all be for naught if I’m not here next year.
4) I’ve owned my own website before and not being a techie person, I have to rely on others. I found someone off the internet last time and I lost my site because he stopped paying the hosting fee. This wouldn’t be the case this time. I intend to do my own management. Still, finding an advisor whom you trust is not all that easy.
I’m really praying about this and what God wants to do here and asking you all to do the same. I just feel it’s time for this site to move to the next level. I have huge visions for this where I could reach a lot of people. I feel constricted here at wordpress and am feeling a prompting to do something. But what that is exactly I cannot say at this point.
Basically, I see two options: 1) Keep my site here and just keep doing what I’m doing. Or 2) Take a risk and see what happens. The best could surpass all I ever imagine. The worst is that this fails and I lose all I’ve built here. Either I’d accept as God’s plan.
This blog is as much as yours as it is mine so any advice and/or recommendations with regards to websites would be most welcome.