My experience with WordPress, my host. To put it clearly and succinctly; the experience has been “insanely great.” This time last year, I bought my first Apple computer (typing on it now) and, at the request of my publisher, launched this blog with that computer in February. So far, I have not spent a penny on this blog and have had zero tech support. Everything is so intuitive, I never needed any.
Zero Cost — Incredible Service. Many people new to blogging might opt for one of the many cheap web hosting services available today to host their site. However, as a blogger looking for a simple way to create fantastic blog entries and manage my website, especially at zero cost, WordPress receives my highest praise. I chose one of the standard WP templates, added my own colors and logos and published my first blog in February of 2011. Today is my 330th consecutive daily blog.
During those 330 days, I have continued to add pages, pictures, videos, comments from readers, and two online stores to my site. In addition, WordPress has provided extensive statistical information — on demand — every day of the year. Incredibly, the total cost for all of the above is zero. Then, just yesterday, the good people at WordPress surprised me with a sophisticated annual report on the history of my blog — and I am sharing that report with you today.
So what’s in it for WordPress? Advertising. That’s why occasionally you may see an advertisement at the end of one my posts. But since I have no control over the content of those messages, I have placed a discrete disclaimer at the bottom of each blog.
Now It’s Showtime — Scroll down for the WordPress 2011 Annual Report for J. Morris Hicks
Here’s an excerpt from my Annual Report:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
Click on the above link; it starts off with fireworks with each day of the year that I blogged coming up. We’re talking EVERY day — beginning 2-10-11.
If you like what you see here, you may wish to join our periodic mailing list. Also, for help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4-Leaf page.
And if you like what 4-Leaf eating is doing for you and your family, you might enjoy visiting our new “4-Leaf Gear” store. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.
If you’d like to order our book on Amazon, visit our BookStore now.
—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
SHARE and rate this post below…One more thing, occasionally an unauthorized ad may appear beneath a blog post. It is controlled by WordPress (a totally free hosting service). I do not approve or personally benefit whatsoever from any ad that might ever appear on this site. I apologize and urge you to please disregard.