Hey! Guess what! The transfer of Just Frances is complete and I’m now running on a self-hosted platform.
It may not seem like a big deal to you, but there are several reasons why you should care:
- It means a new subscription system, so if you were once a subscriber you may no longer be one. (Sorry, but you can subscribe now!)
- No more ads! That’s right, no more of those annoying ads at the bottom of the posts. (Yay!)
- I have more flexibility to make upgrades and changes to the site, which means if there’s some great thing you’d like to see on Just Frances, I may be able to implement it now!
- It saves my $14.95 a year because I don’t have to pay to have the WordPress.com site mapped to JustFrances.com.
- The change makes me feel happy, and as a loyal reader you should want me to be happy. (I hope!)
Sadly, the change also means that I lost all of my ratings data so the little stars at the top of each story are all empty—even the ones that had previous 5-star “100% Awesome” ratings. But that’s OK because my 100% awesome readers will soon bump my ego, I’m sure!!
Oh, it also means that I will be rolling out a new look for the site soon. And that’s pretty awesome, don’t you think? And here’s a little sneak-preview as a reward for reading to the end of the post!