For those who know me or who have followed me for a while, you probably know that I have been pretty wishy-washy for the last several years. Just last month I celebrated what would have been 7 years of blogging but I’ve re-launched this site so many times I gave up on trying to keep up with all that.
Well, today I am starting to entertain what I should do with my website and blog. I’ve paid for web hosting and my domain name for those 7 years, which is about $700 or more, and have really wasted most of that time. My web hosting is scheduled to expire on May 11, 2014 and I am seriously considering just not paying it and letting this go for a while.
My domain name has been paid through May 11, 2015 so I still have one year to decided if I want to abandon everything completely or if I want to devise a plan that will be effective for me and warrant me paying over $100 a year for hosting and domain name registration.
Why would I think about this? Well, obviously the main reason would be that I haven’t been able to keep it running like I would like and that has lead to my readership being virtually nonexistent! Why pay for it if it isn’t effective? I know a lot of that rests on me and I am willing to accept that. The simple fact is that life is very busy right now and I really don’t have as much time as I thought I would.
What could I do with that money if I didn’t do the website? How about using it to pay for a year of Ancestry access! I could also pay for access to fold3! Or perhaps just pay for access to one of the newspaper sites.
Then again, I could just put it in savings and use it as needed to pay for papers I might need later, such as death certificates, marriage records, etc.
I think taking a year off to actually focus on the organizing that I have been trying to do these past few months would actually serve me better than trying to keep a site going that, in reality, died a long time ago.
I’ve still got 3 weeks to think about it before letting my web hosting go. If I decided to give it up, I could always look into using free sites to begin anew. A year would be quite a bit of time to make that decision.
I’ll let you all know my decision soon!
Have a great weekend,