After months and months of deliberating with myself I finally done it. “Should I buy my own domain? Should I go self-hosted? Should I purchase a theme? Am I ready for all of it?” These were the questions I kept asking myself and on Black Friday I finally took the plunge. On my lunch break at work, I frantically dug out my laptop from my bag, registered my new domain, chose my self-hosted plan, and picked a theme (that was the hardest part by far). With the transfer taking less than 24 hours and being ready that same evening, it meant I could spend both yesterday and today tweaking things here and there to make A Daily Dose of Holly blog ready.
I’m currently feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement as I type this knowing my new blog link will be posted across Social Media very soon. Going self-hosted sure isn’t cheap but it’s what I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, so what better time than the end of November, let’s look it as a little early Christmas present from me to me. This has been the very reason for the lack of posts recently, there’s been a lot of thinking, researching and planning that’s gone into this, but I feel I’ve made the right decision and can only hope that it’s worth it in the long run. Now it’s time for some honest opinions, what do you think of the new look? I’d appreciate any feedback in the comments below. Are you self-hosted, how do you like it? If you aren’t, would you consider it? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
If you’d like me to do a post on going self-hosted e.g. prices, plans, and who I went with, then just let me know, but for now have a great Sunday evening, I feel like this weekend has just flown in.