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When Bloggers Think About Bringing Their Blogs To An End

When Bloggers Think About Bringing Their Blogs To An End

If I was given a dollar each time someone wanted to give up on blogging, I would be an extremely rich man.

This year alone, I have read blog posts from bloggers who were uncertain of their blog’s future and thought that it would be prudent of them to not renew their WordPress plan.

Now, putting an end to one’s blog is a drastic move and ending a blog prematurely might not be the best course of action.

Some People Are On A Very Tight Budget

The economy has taken a turn for the worse worldwide. People are deeply concerned about:

  • Not having enough money to buy food to eat.
  • Not having enough money to put gas into their vehicles.
  • Not having enough money to pay their rent.
  • Not having enough money to pay their electricity bill.
  • Not having enough money to pay their water bill.

It is as though they are living day to day and they are unsure of what the future brings.

Therefore, the renewal of a paid WordPress plan can be a burden for some people.

However, one’s inability to renew their piad WordPress plan does not justify the abandonment of their blog (More on that later).

Ask A Happiness Engineer For A Discount

Now, it would not hurt to ask a Happiness Engineer for a discount when the time comes around for the renewal of your plan. If you complain about the price of your plan being too high, there is a chance of him or her giving you a discount code.

Apparently, no one really goes out of their way to ask for a discount.

Or, asking for one never crossed their mind.

Downgrade Your Plan

Currently, there are lots of personal bloggers who are on the Business plan (Some of them can afford it and others cannot).

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you can lessen your burden by downgrading your plan; for example, if you are on the Business plan, you can downgrade your package to the Premium plan.

You should not have to undergo sleepless nights wondering how you are going to manage paying the fees for the Business plan.

Realistically, you are supposed to know which paid WordPress plan is most appropriate for you.

Let Your Domain Revert To A WordPress Subdomain

If you do not renew your paid WordPress.com plan, it would revert to a WordPress.com subdomain; which is the free plan.

People who choose this route are usually the ones who:

  • Are in a bad financial situation.
  • Refuse to renew their WordPress plan because they view it as being exorbitant.
  • Refuse to renew their WordPress plan because they believed that they were being censored by WordPress.
  • Believe that uprading their WordPress plan was a horrible mistake.

Truthfully, there is no shame in allowing your WordPress plan to revert to a WordPress subdomain; you can always upgrade your WordPress plan in the future.

Final Thoughts

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that most personal bloggers tend to jump blindly into blogging; they are unsure of which paid WordPress plan is truly right for them (They grab one and pay for it without ever thinking about what is going to transpire later on).

If the personal blogger realizes that they have made a bad decision pertaining to their paid WordPress plan, they can:

  • Request a discount from a Happiness Engineer whenever the time comes for them to renew their paid WordPress plan.
  • Downgrade their paid WordPress plan.
  • Allow their subdomain to revert to a subdomain.

Therefore, there is really no need for a blogger to put an end to their blog due to their inability to maintain a paid WordPress plan.

However, if a blogger has chosen to end their blogging journey because they no longer desire to publish blog posts on their blog, it is okay for them to close the proverbial doors on their blog.

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29 thoughts on “When Bloggers Think About Bringing Their Blogs To An End

  1. I am one of those people who would have added to your riches. But now, I love blogging, cannot imagine not blogging and I love the virtually connection in our community of bloggers. Thank you for all the advice, encouragement and helpful information you have shared, share and will continue to share, I hope. Have a great day Renard.

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  2. A paid WordPress plan lets you enjoy more useful WordPress features and plugins.

    If you familiarize yourself with WordPress and those useful features (usually in a Business plan), you’re arming yourself with the knowledge that you can use when the time comes for you to become something other than just a blogger – a WordPress website creator or manager, maybe?

    There are people and businesses out there looking for someone to build them a website or blog, and they pay really good if you’re able to apply your WordPress knowledge and come up with what they want.

    I sometimes find myself in these situations where I’d regret something I’ve done, but ultimately realizes sooner or later or eventually that there’s actually a silver lining to it.

    It’s like Someone forbids you from touching that green frog because it’s a green tree frog that is very poisonous and will torment you for about an hour. Instead, you’re handed a golden dart frog that makes the torment shorter (about 10 minutes) and sends you to paradise.

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    1. ๐Ÿค” Sol, I am fully aware of the advantages of a blogger being on the WordPress plan (It is great).

      However, if a blogger can no longer afford to pay for the Business plan, they can make things easier on themselves by downgrading to the Premium plan.

      Thank you for voicing your opinion, Sol.

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      1. Yeah, man. Sorry, I got tunnel vision on your post title associating myself with it.

        I couldn’t bring myself to relate to the next section after the introductory paragraphs for now.

        But I certainly found this post very helpful.

        Something for a Plan B if ever I found myself wanting to proceed and needing to be thrifty and careful.

        It would suck to downgrade though.

        Like, you have to then forget about uploading videos and minimize on the use of images that go with your post.

        I also upload them for SEO purposes.

        I mean, Premium only offers 13 GB of storage space.

        And a bunch of other helpful stuff when you downgrade.

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  3. Truthfully, I didnโ€™t want to pay $120 to renew my premium plan but I didnโ€™t want to give up my domain name either. I was planning on downgrading the personal plan. Luckily, I was able to find a 50% discount for premium plan users. It helps to look for discounts because you never know what youโ€™ll find.

    Also, Medium has been painfully boring and slow this month so Iโ€™m happy that I didnโ€™t quit WordPress!

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  4. Requesting a discount is a great idea. Also, downgrading your plan works, as well. It’s a good idea to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the plans to see which works best for your blog., and within your budget.

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