As La Plume Noire continues to grow, my agonising urge for a proper website lingers above me. I need a decent website for my photography business, to entice my clients, and increase my readership. As a result, there simply isn’t enough room at this blog anymore. Of course, I could always create another new domain, but that might just confuse people. Besides, my business cards are already linked to this site. I even thought about turning this blog into a website, but I really don’t want to start adding static pages.
So after a long thought, I came up with the idea of changing this blog’s main domain into a subdomain, i.e. blog.laplumenoire.co.uk. I will then use the main domain (laplumenoire.co.uk) as a self-hosted site, thus linking back to the blog. I am hoping that this will work, as a self-hosted site will bring a lot more opportunities. Naturally, this will require a lot of work all at once. But I will be prepared, I hope. There won’t be a huge change to this blog. Obviously, certain links and pages will be moved around, but you needn’t worry, I will not be moving permanently to a self-hosted site. This blog will forever remain at WordPress.com. The only thing that I am worried about, is that if this will have any impact on the indexing and overall ranking of La Plume Noire. Although, I have heard that Google dislikes subdomains. If it means that I will have to start afresh again, so be it.
By all means, I want your feedback and opinions first, before I upgrade this adventure. In fact, If you have a better suggestion, I would love to hear about it. This is a big step, but I hope it is for the better.