Last day of Armchair BEA – Ask the Experts

This week has flown by and I’ve logged extra hours of blog hopping due to the awesomeness that is Armchair BEA.  The last topic is about offering expert advice and/or asking the experts for advise.  I’ll do both.

I have been at this blogging thing for 4 1/2 years and still I’m not qualified to consider myself an expert at anything.  What I will offer is that trying new things, whether they be a new feature or a new meme, will invigorate you and keep things fresh.  And keeping things fresh is good for you, your readers, and potential readers.  I’ve tried many features and quite a few have become permanent fixtures on the blog.  There have also been things that have fallen by the wayside and that’s okay.  Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.  This is supposed to be fun!

Now for my question.

What are the benefits/advantages to switching to a self-hosting blog?  I know I can do this through WordPress for a small yearly fee, but I haven’t felt the need yet. Keep in mind I am fairly clueless about the design and coding.  Someday I would like to have the time to change that, but it’s not going to happen now.

Want to visit the other Armchair experts, click here.

And just for all of you Armchairers who may have missed my quiz on Tuesday, I’m giving away a $15 B&N giftcard to one random participant.  I’m leaving it open until tomorrow at noon.  I hope you’ll give it a shot.  Quiz here.

It’s been a fun week meeting everyone 🙂