I just wrote a post on my new (self hosted) blog about the issues I’ve been having there. I’ll post it here too. I really need some help figuring this out. If anybody can help, or point me in the right direction I’d really appreciate it. Here’s that post from http://www.captainjillsjourneys.com
I learned something today.
About my blog.
My blog has been screwed up since I moved it to this paid (or self hosted) website- Captainjillsjourneys.com. I really had no problems while I was blogging on the free wordpress site- captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com. The only issue there was that I couldn’t find any way to ‘monetize’ it.
I’m still trying to figure out how to do that, but since I’ve moved I’ve had to pretty much start over from scratch and have been slowly (VERY slowly) building up an audience here again.
For a while I thought I had lost ALL my online friends and followers, but after about 3 months I found some of them were still hanging around on my old site. Thanks for sticking it out guys!!
Today, I was talking to a friend (he’s one of my first followers) on the phone and asked him to see if he could subscribe to the new site (this one). NO, he could not! He tried a few times and could get nowhere. He tried ‘liking’ a post and could not do that either. He had no trouble commenting.
Since talking to him, I’ve gone through and re-checked all my settings on my dashboard. I don’t see anything that should prevent anyone from liking or following me here. I’ve got the same settings here as on the old blog which still has no problems.
I next went to my Mailchimp account which is one of the big reasons to move- so I own my mailing list instead of wordpress- and found out I only have 5 subscribers. WTF? Even on my dashboard here it shows me that I have about 600.
I thought before today that there was something screwy with the widget that has the ‘form’ where you can enter your email to follow me. Now I KNOW that there is something messed up between that widget and the Mailchimp email list.
I wish there was someone here local so we could just sit down together and go over all this. I’m sure if I could meet up with some computer geek, I could have this problem fixed without too much trouble.
Does anybody out there have any suggestions for me based on what I’ve just described? Or know anybody around Freeport TX that can help?