It kind of sucks.
And when it does suck it’s up to you to fix it.
It’s AAALLLL on you.
Now if you enjoy this kind of pressure, then self hosted is for you.
I personally don’t dig this kind of pressure so much, but alas, I am probably the foremost authority in blog sadomasochism.
If you only knew how many times I tried to change something simple and ended up turning my blog into an enormous error message at 2 am you’d probably snicker at the poor girl who can barley keep her blog bananas together. Just tonight I tried to post something and got this,
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted
(tried to allocate 79800 bytes) in /home/mooshini/public_html/wp
on line 48
Who knows what THAT means? And why they have to use the word “fatal” is beyond me, it’s so doomsday pessimistic.
Thankfully I called some boy (who sounded like a smokin’ hottie) at LiquidWeb who happened to have his wits about him and he fixed my problem.
But he did.
Those LiquidWeb guys probably know me as “that moosh lady who deletes her blog all. the time.“
And yet they are nice enough not to treat me like the amateur bozo that I pretty much am.
A lot of you ask me how I went about being self hosted.
If it weren’t for them, I’d still be a blogspot casualty.
So unless your husband or best friend is a whiz at this kind of stuff and has no problem bailing you out of the pits of despair when you try to mess around with your template and it only results in a deleted blog at 2 am in a crazy batch of insomnia, don’t do it.
Although I must say being self hosted is incredibly spectacular when everything is going swimmingly.
So maybe you should do it.
And don’t come crying to me when you turn into a big error message.
I told you it kind of sucked, sometimes.