Hi, fellow writers. Even though I’m doing taxes, my biggest insecurity is content control. First, kudos to Alex J Cavanaugh for helping writers support each other via the Insecure Writers Support Group.
When I started this blog, I was more concerned with “free” than with all the hubbub over Blogger owning my content. Since they changed the terms, I relaxed. I still started a free WordPress blog as a placeholder, hoping I’d eventually find a way around the html problem on blog hops. But I couldn’t find a theme I liked, so I let my WordPress blog sit.
Fast forward a year, after I hired an awesome illustrator to make a picture book from a poem my mom wrote long ago. I want to post a few pictures, but I sure don’t want Blogger earning money from illustrations my brother paid for or from text my mom wrote and I edited. So I read Blogger vs WordPress: Content Ownership at A Royal Daughter. Eeek!
I rushed to sign up for a paid host for WordPress. When I finish adjusting, I’ll post the pictures there and explain how I got over 60 illustrators’ bids in under 24 hours, so fast I closed the bidding early. For now, I’m just letting you know why I’m moving. Later, I’ll determine whether I chose a good host and tell the rest of the story.
Please tell me your insecurity, especially if you solved it. That’s all—whew—just under this month’s 300 word limit. Thanks for visiting!