Paid WordPress versus Self Hosted: What I wish the guides told me

Welcome to my first of a four-part post series on my move from Paid Wordpress to Self-Hosted! These posts will discuss my lessons learned and tips you can use (even on Free Wordpress!) to improve your website.

Paid WP vs. Self-Hosted | How I Went Self-Hosted | Proper Use of Headers | SEO for Book Bloggers

I made the jump from Paid Wordpress to Self-Hosted a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve learned a lot since that process. My lessons began about eleven months ago: I wanted to add Google Analytics to my website and found I couldn’t unless I was on the Business plan ($20/month). If I wanted to pay that much I could have gone with managed Wordpress. This paid wordpress versus self-hosted guide aims to assist bloggers considering moving from free wordpress to having their own domain.

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American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan

Incredibly well written and haunting, this account of the hunt for Israel Keynes is a must-read for true crime fans.

I devoured this book in one disturbing sitting. The writing is gripping and captivating, drawing me in from the author’s note at the beginning of the book. I don’t read a lot of true crime, but I grew up watching Unsolved Mysteries, CSI, and Criminal Minds, so when my friend Jess @ Fiction No Chaser screamed to me about this one, I had to read it myself!

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Reading Around the Globe: Olly in England

“There has been a trend this year in the UK of local authorities closing libraries to cut costs.”


Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

  1. What is your name? Olly Clarke
  2. Blog URL? Crimonlly
  3. Twitter handle? @whatmeworry
  4. Where do you live? England

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Immunity (Contagion #2) by Erin Bowman

Contagion was one of my top 5 reads of 2018, and this sequel was on my highly anticipated needs list for the year. Immunity delivers a solid, action-packed, and satisfying end to this duology.

Please note that this review contains spoilers for the first book, so proceed with caution if you haven’t read Contagion yet!

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