Why not Switch from WordPress.com to GoDaddy

I hosted this website on WordPress.com for 2 years, but then because of pricing concerns, I switched to GoDaddy.com where I already had a hosting plan to save some money. I now think that was a mistake. Here’s why.

I had more traffic on WordPress.com. I have less traffic on GoDaddy.com. And before you go off on me, no I do not receive any benefits for this post from either WordPress.com or GoDaddy.

Many visitors are unaware who hosts your site, but WordPress.com users like to visit and like sites posted by other WordPress.com visitors. Once you make the switch to another WordPress provider, like GoDaddy, that won’t happen anymore. One of my faithful fans who “liked” almost every article I posted on this domain no longer does so because it’s no longer available on the wordpress app.

I’m paying less and posting less now that I’m hosting this site on GoDaddy. ;(

Another important reason is spam comments from pseudo users. With wordpress.com I didn’t have much problem. Now I have to weed through hundreds of such comments and delete them one by one!

Best phone?

Well, the best phone is a matter of opinion. I just upgraded my Google Pixel 2XL 64MB to a Google Pixel 3XL 128MB.

It’ll be here soon. It helps me earn money. Always has the latest version of Android, unlimited picture storage, best camera phone on the market, works with any carrier, and is cool looking.

Be happy for me!

Would you want to die on Mars (just not on impact)?

Woah. What an interesting question with far reaching repercussions!

Built into this simple question are numerous assumptions!

For example, would I want to go to Mars, and the answer to that is no.

Would I want to die on Mars? No. I don’t want to die at all, but when I do it will be on Terra.

Would I travel to Mars? No. I think we should go back to the Moon and colonize that before we even think of going to Mars.

Will we ever colonize Mars? I don’t think so. I think people will walk on Mars and do experiments, but I do not think Mars will ever be populated by humans.

SSL certificate successfully installed

You may remember that I moved this site from wordpress.com to my godaddy.com hosting plan, and now I’ve completed an important step by successfully installing a valid SSL certificate good for 90 days from date of writing. This was a big achievement for me personally.

The next step? Retrieving and installing my backups.