🌿 Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day and a great start to the week!❤️ Today I bring you a different section, I want to be able to talk to you about some perhaps more personal topics or also about things from the blog and my reading habits and I couldn’t find any time to do it, so I thought it would be good to start this new section in the blog where I’ll share with you what’s happening with me and in my life right now, and also things that I want to chat with you and know your opinion about. Obviously, I’ll only be using it for things that I see as important, or that seems interesting to discuss or chat with you. 😊
I don’t want any place or section in my blog to be negative in any way, this will not be either, so don’t be afraid to stay, here we’ll discuss other things that I regularly miss or sometimes I tell them very superficially in other posts and I think they deserve greater attention and depth.
With that said, today I wanted to chat a bit with you about my experience having and using WordPress Premium for a whole year and how I felt about it, and my general opinion. I also want to share with you what I’m reading right now and what book I’ve recently decided DNFed and why. I hope you enjoy, that this is something that you might find interesting or useful in some way and decide to stay and chat with me & without further ado, let’s start! 🌿
On July 26, 2019, I made the decision to try the Premium version of WordPress for my blog because I had heard positive things and I honestly wanted to give a more professional look to my blog and also the possibility of earning a little money was really great. Of course, at that time there was very little that I knew about what this type of plan included and obviously, I don’t have much idea putting together websites and putting things, you know, all the technical part of it, and then I did a little research because I wanted to know the pros and cons of that plan. I google it and honestly, guys I ended up more confused than I started, I think we really need more simple guides for people who, like me, don’t have much knowledge about building pages, pluggings and everything that this requires because to date I haven’t found something simple to understand about that, but anyway, I decided to give it a chance for at least a year and see how it goes, I had the money at that time and I was also lucky that it was just on discount, so I ended up paying 76 dollars for the whole year. 👍🏻
I really like the possibilities of more themes and letters and a tool to make the blog look prettier, also I really liked that throughout the year I’ve received very good e-mails that were very helpful to learn and improve my blog, which I really appreciate. 😊
Even so, today having lived with this plan for a whole year, I don’t think it was for me, I did enjoy it, and I don’t regret having lived the experience, I think there are things we have to live to learn and know how we feel about. 👏🏻 But I’ve made the decision not to renew the plan this year and stick with my classic blog, which of course isn’t such a tragedy, I love my blog, you know that, but: Why do I think it wasn’t useful for me? Well, I don’t think it’s a good deal to pay almost $100 for the annual plan when I couldn’t get that money back all year, you know? In my ignorance I thought that maybe I could at least earn some money to renew it, it wasn’t the case, but this is my fault and my misinformation on the subject.
I made 7 dollars with my blog for a whole year, that of course with the number of visits and being able to use the adds, and I know that being a book blogger is a lot, right, guys? but obviously, it’s not worth it for me right now to pay a premium plan if I’m not going to get that money back as an investment, but it will be just an expense for me at this point.
I want to share this with you because I know that maybe someone out there or maybe some of you, are thinking of buying some plan or maybe you’re needing to know some experience, well this is mine and I hope that in some way, it’s helpful, I like to be able to share it with you. It was also a great lesson for me and now I’m more clear about what I want to do with my blog at the moment, and what I want to do & where I want to go in the future. 🥰
I’m not saying that the Premium plan is a negative thing or that you should not try it yourself, but I do want you to take into account several points before buying it. The first is, what do you use your blog for? It’s important to keep in mind, what resources do you need or where will you be focusing on or going with your blog, to know if this is the plan for you or not. I don’t sell anything with my blog, I only share my thoughts so it wasn’t perhaps the best idea, nor do I have such a large audience to be able to have a significant profit with the adds. I’ve read that you must have at least 10,000 visits a day to earn real money, but I don’t know much about it, so I don’t want to go deeper into the subject.
In summary and to finish, I think it has been a positive experience that has left me with teachings. Probably by the time you’re reading this, maybe my blog will not look the same and that’s fine, I’ll have to get used to it again, so it’s ok, I’ll be making some changes so that all this how I like it, so be patient with me, because I really don’t want to stress out on this cause it’s something I love.
If I have to be honest with you now, I feel so sad to lose my domain, since it came with the plan and at this moment I don’t have the money to buy another, but well, I know that in the future I’ll have my own domain and everything is fine, maybe even in the future I decide to try self-hosted, you never know, what I know is that I want to continue trying new things, I’m very excited about the future of my baby blog. I hope nobody has problems finding me, that worries me because I don’t know how that works, but I hope that if you read this you know what’s happening with my blog and you can find me 😂
I want to thank you again for the support and love that I receive all the time, I see each one of you as my friends and my family ❤️ & If you want to support me you can buy your books using my affiliate link of Book Depository, that helps me a lot, you know that I’m from Argentina and here the dollar is so high, so you give me the opportunity to earn a small commission that actually really counts to me to save on things from the blog and to more readings. You can also buy me a coffee HERE. LOVE YOU! 🥰
🌿 Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo | OMG, I don’t even know where to start, I tried reading this book a few days ago and it was a disaster. I don’t like anything about it, I think I read about 150 pages of it and couldn’t continue despite the promises that it gets better, I really didn’t care enough to find out. It’s so sad and disappointing for me that this book hasn’t just captivated me as I expected, because it is the book of my Queen Bardugo and I love her, she’ll always be one of my favorite authors in fantasy, but this side of her isn’t for me. I find the experience of reading it super tedious, I didn’t enjoy it at any moment and that’s so sad, the characters seemed quite flat, the paced is TOO SLOW and there’s too much narration, which doesn’t mean that it’s bad, but it just wasn’t for me and that is ok, it’s valid and can happen sometimes.
🌿 The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton | When I’m writing this I’m about to start reading this one, I’m very interested in the promise but if it doesn’t work for me then I’ll not push myself to read it, I’m coming from a reading slump and I don’t want to go through another one. Although I have a good feeling about it, cause I LOVE how it sounds, so I hope it’s another book that I can read before the end of the month, even so, I’m not rushing at all, if I don’t finish it, is fine and I’ll finish it for the next month in its place. I think that when you come to go through a slump you have to be super honest with yourself about the readings and above all take it easy, so that’s my state right now
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I hope you like this new dynamic in this new section! I want you to tell me what you think about WordPress plans? and let me know your experience if you have used any, that would be very helpful & of course, let me know: What are you currently reading? ❤️