So I’ve finally pulled the trigger on updating my site from the lazy WordPress.Com to the self managed WordPress.Org … you can search online for the details of the differences, but the major changes for me are these:

  • More freedom (I can change anything I want. Basically I have a free reign … Which is necessary when you’re OCD like me)
  • Infinite plugins! … oh man I love these awesome plugins
  • Better RSS (e-mail post notification management)

There are a few more things, but these are the highlights. One thing that you will notice as well is a new subscription management service. For those of you who were originally subscribed to my content, you still are (thank you “import” button). But the good news is that you will only receive posts that fall within the categories that you selected. If you would like to receive email notifications about other categories, please feel free to add them at the top right.

I’m also pleased to say that I’ve updated the subscription feature to meet the most widely adopted “double Opt-In” method. This will prevent you from accidentally subscribing or abusing the system.

Comparison of Old and New website

Old SiteNew Site
Old website photoNew website photo

Oh, and also … “Let it snow, Let it snow … Because holidays … Oh let it snow!”

Please do let me know what you think in the comments.

-Bobby Lumia