Given the day that’s in it, after seven years of blogging, I feel like I should try and give something back to the blogosphere.
Over the years I have offered hosting to a number of people who I felt deserved better tools than Blogspot offers, or would be better served by having their own domain, and the use of the WordPress platform.
So my offer is this, for what it’s worth:
To the first five people who leave a comment to this post (or drop me an email alternatively), and who’s blog is hosted on a third party platform such as wordpress.com, or blogspot.com, I will offer one year of free hosting using the WordPress platform. Included are advice and support on how best to implement the installation, full FTP access, a default selection of themes, and an array of plugins. I will install and host WordPress for you, free of charge. I will also help with any import of entries from a prior blog.
Of course there might not be five people out there who want this, so if you know of anyone, do leave a comment and point me in their direction.
And another thought, if at the end of the year you wish to move, I will of course export your database to a file, and you can go out on your own into the brave world of self-hosting. 🙂