In the several days I have off before school starts, I decided I’m going to make the leap and switch from using WordPress.com to self-hosting using WordPress.org. I’ve already purchased the space using BlueHost, so now it’s just making the switch (yikes!).
I don’t think that will change how my RSS feeds work, but I will let you know if that’s not true, probably via Twitter, so follow me (@kimthedork) if you aren’t already.
But I’ve never done anything like this before, so I need some advice from bloggers who are smarter than me. What is one thing you wish you’d known before you switched to self-hosting? What kinds of challenges did you have during the transition? What’s your best piece of advice so I can get my blog back up ASAP?
Or, if you’ve always self-hosted, what’s one challenge that you’ve experienced that you didn’t expect? What are some of the most useful plugins for your blog? Where do you go for advice?