After blogging for 5 years and developing this site and The Blog Broad, I really want to go .com. Limited resources have prevented me from doing so thus far but I’m hoping I can do that soon. I am confused though.
A lot of my blogger pals are .coms so I thought I’d put out a few questions if anyone can answer these for me I’d really appreciate it.
Do I just “upgrade” my WordPress account? And if I do so, is my writing MY property or is it owned by WordPress?
I’ve heard that you should back up your site? What does that even mean? Back it up to where? What?
Do all my posts automatically carry over to the upgraded site?
I see things like Blue Host and I’ve tried to read and watch videos about it but.. I don’t understand why I need that? Can anyone clarify this shit for me?
What’s the advantage of going to an outside host? Is it just cost?
What’s the simplest way for me to get a .com AND access to new themes and fonts to make my site more visually appealing?
How much do YOU pay annually for your blog.com? I’m Canadian so, include where you’re from so I can convert. (It’s usually double plus a poutine)
I’ve watched several videos on changing hosts, using WordPress etc, but I need someone to break it down like I’m a novice because I have a 43 year old ME/CFS brain and a lot of these tutorials are hosted by seemingly scientists and wizards. Any recommendations?
Can you recommend any other reading/viewing material that I might find helpful, useful or humorous? (I could use a chuckle)
I want it to be a clear, simple transition and I want to do it right. I want to be able to take advantage of the SEO plugin thingy as well. That seems to be a buzzword going around. Do you use that? Does it cost extra?
I thank you for your time, comments and suggestions
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