I’ve blogged every day for the nearly 4 years now, give or take a few glitches and accidental deletions. To date I’ve written around 1245 posts, and used countless of my own photos or photos curated from the Internet and Pinterest. There’s 8.1 GB of data on my WordPress account.
It’s time for my yearly WordPress Premium subscription to be renewed. It isn’t cheap, at AU $129 per year, but for the last few years I’ve managed somehow.
Until now. I figured, all that data is just sitting there doing nothing. I’m basically paying for data storage. I’d like to print excerpts or the entirety of my blog into book form, as my memoirs for my son Jack to read when he’s older.
So, after an online chat with a very savvy tech named Alvaro from WordPress, I’m downgrading my WordPress subscription from Premium to Personal ($53 per year). I’ll still get all the benefits of a Premium account, only I won’t get as much data storage, only 6 GB. Which is okay, as once I’ve migrated my older posts off to an archive for converting into a book, I’ll free up space so I can write again.
And if I keep archiving my posts every year, I’ll have a nice Memoir out of them at the end of every year.
So, this is me saying “Au Revoir” for a while, taking a sabbatical, a hiatus from blogging. Don’t worry, it’s only while I springclean my blog and free up more space.
I’ll be researching the best platform for converting my blog posts into book format. There are quite a few out there, and I’m sure I’ll find one that fits exactly what I’m looking for.
So don’t worry, folks. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Terminator films,”I’ll be back”. Sooner than you think! 😉