Today I was advised by a member of WordPress Support that due to an oversight on their part, they only now realize that I am no longer with WordPress.com, but am with WordPress.org. To say I was as surprised as they is an understatement. How’d that happen? I thought there was a big deal to making that transition. I didn’t think one could accidentally fall into going from WordPress support…to WordPress independence with assistance. But evidently I did.
In trying to sort through the confusion, I’ve emailed both the staff person, John Burke, who first notified me as well as WordPress Support “happiness engineers.” I’m awaiting their replies. Meanwhile I thought I’d ask you, fellow WordPress bloggers, if you’ve had the same experience. If so, why’d it happen and what was the outcome?
All I can think is that buying my domain name, “hugmamma,” in June of last year somehow made the automatic switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. Nothing in the accompanying language specifically told me that would happen if I made the purchase. I thought I was merely buying my name, so that no one else could use it, thereby redirecting my traffic to them.
Why I would ever think of going from a site where all the technical wizardry was handled for me, to one where I would have to look after all the behind-the-scenes mechanics is incomprehensible to me. I’m not certain if that’s what happened inadvertently when I bought hugmamma.com.
If it is the case, then my advice to anyone thinking of buying a domain name through WordPress had better NOT…unless you want to deal with everything yourself. I’m not even sure what it all involves. That’s how clueless I am about WordPress.org. If I’m told that that’s the pickle I’m in, then I will give up my domain name.
The further along I get on WordPress, the more I feel I’m in over my head. Perhaps it’s time to put away my keyboard. Can’t keep up with the young ‘uns who are speeding along like lightning trapped underground, just itching to crack open the hard earth.
…me?…i just wanna write…