Wow. It’s been a really long journey, you know. But right now, it’s time for me to move on.
I started blogging really long ago. It’s been about 5 years now. I learnt the ropes with Blogger, then quickly realized it is too very basic for me. So, I decided to WordPress.com, and this is (rather, was) my blog for a really long time.
My experiences on WordPress.com are really close to my heart, because these 5 years have been the time when I really got into blogging.
But then, things changed.
March this year, I made a decision to migrate to Instagram, and I quickly fell in love with it. So much so, that I have now shifted my focus to solely making Instagram my primary social media profile.
I wrote a blog justifying why I moved to Instagram as my primary social network. Have a look.
I quickly learnt the ropes on Instagram, which only served to make me realize that I had outgrown WordPress.com too. Just like I had outgrown Blogger about 3 years ago.
I found that running a WP.com blog was not going to fit into my ideas of scaling up my blog into a full-scale brand in future.
So, I took the leap.
The End Result
The natural option was to shift to a self-hosted WordPress blog. That’s precisely what I did.
3 months later, scouring through hosting providers and after hours of experimentation, I have finally gotten my website-cum-blog up in shape with an active newsletter service. I bought hosting bundled with a nice little domain, and used the all-favourite Let’s Encrypt to get myself a green lock.
Therefore, sagniksarkar.in is now my blog-cum-website.
I am abandoning this WordPress.com blog. Abandoning in the sense that I shall no longer maintain it. All my future activity shall take place on sagniksarkar.in.
What this means for you
You have been a loyal follower of mine for all these years. I have always and still do value your readership.
Consider this an appeal to check out sagniksarkar.in. At the moment, there is little extra out there. But the point is, if you love reading what I write about, head over to sagniksarkar.in and sign up for my newsletter.
I expect all my existing WP.com subscribers to head over to sagniksarkar.in and subscribe to my newsletter. That’s not too much to expect, right?