Ages ago, when last I posted, I vowed to rid my blog of ads before I published even one more post. I decided on an upgraded blog plan, but got sidetracked trying to acquire a personalized domain name (instead of tacking my name on in front of “…wordpress.com”). I thought that was a requirement for an upgraded plan. I also thought I had to pick a new theme / background / layout, and have the whole Cinderella-in-the-ashes-esque thing spiffed up and ready for the prince’s ball, before I could use the new plan.
I got so wrapped up worrying about hosting and domain registrars and security and what the heck are allllll these acronyms about, that I became paralyzed and basically hid in my office, working on my biography project and doing Sudoku puzzles.
That, and the occasional bike ride.
Okay, maybe more than just occasional.
Anyway, with the help of D. Greg Scott, my IT genius friend and novelist, I gained the courage to invest in a domain name. That done, I gleefully hustled back to WordPress to upgrade to an ad-free plan. Then I spent an hour wading through the instructions for attaching the new domain name to my existing blog. I got the steps done, but then found out it can take a couple of days for the connection to be complete. Great. Now I can’t post anything until the domain finds its way home, or whatever. So I spent another hour looking at different layouts.
Finally, the light dawned on me.
My upgraded plan has already rendered my blog ad-free.
I can post any time I please, thank you, with NO ads and without dressing the blog up all fancy-like. Who knew? I feel like I’ve been trying for months to knit some incredibly intricate new dress out of gossamer and mermaid hair… when all I had to do was toss the old one in the washer.
At any rate, I’m happy to report that I’m back, same old blog layout and all. And I have a guest post and some stories to share in the very near future. Thanks to all of you who have hung in with me and encouraged me.
Thanks for reading,
PS: If you see even ONE ad, please tell me.