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Change of Hosting – A Good Move

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I enjoyed my fling with WordPress.com but that affair came to a quick end. Don’t get me wrong it really has it advantages. Being completely free, it proved itself to be a great introduction to WordPress by the people who know the most about it.

Setting up my site was fun but I came to wondering a couple of things. Firstly how do I get the domain I currently own to work with it and, secondly how do I use all those plugins people talk about that can make your WordPress site into something special with little effort?

As it turns out the answer to the first question is a simple “that will be £9 please”. In an effort to make a little money out of people using WordPress.com for free, is to charge for the little things of course. They actually stop you from redirecting to your site with domain forwarding unless you pony up for the extra domain mapping option. All the extra options are available in the shop section that sits in the dashboard of site created in WordPress.com. I was tempted but the second question I had, was the one point that made me look elsewhere.

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My First Post – How Will You Do Yours?

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Everybody has a hard time thinking of what to put for their first blog entry. For those of us with a Facebook account, you may have a hard time remembering what your first post was. What has Facebook got to do with blogging? Because Facebook is Facebook right? Well it seems to have grown that way and in comparison to other blog sites, Facebook is head and shoulders above them and another type of platform again with application servers (games, etc.) and a whole lot more besides.