How many of you pay for a yearly subscription here on WordPress?
I love following you all but since my stores are set up elsewhere I am not sure with what little blogging I do these days it is worth what the present cost is.
I maybe better off following your pages on Instagram and Facebook and by email starting next year. For now you are stuck with me. 🙂 Let me know if you have pages you also post to please.
Now here is a bit of eye candy I found in my backyard and they are so nice to focus on, this year in particular.
The last one is a watercolor I did live at a Farmer’s Market with this scene only in my heart and mind as I let it flow from within and out onto my wet piece of paper.
Here is the photo of the watercolor I used for the header I have someone who wants to buy the framed original but this is a tough year for everyone isn’t it.
Stay safe and healthy
21 thoughts on “How Many Pay”
I was on the free WordPress plan for more than five years until I reached the max storage limit. The only downside was that the blog URL had a “.wordpress.com” extension and not a “.com” one. I love the brilliant blue of your bluebirds, which are definitely a welcome sight at this time of the year. Your header is really cool and I enjoyed seeing the entire painting. I dabble a little in watercolor and hope to get energized to play around some with it this winter. I am always inspired by your paintings.
Thank you Mike and I love your blog. Yes my storage went in about 7 years so I made the leap and lost many followers by doing so but I do not do WP for sales I have all my shops for that but I did like knowing where to find everyone. Again thanks I am inspired when I look at what comes from within glad God knows how to hold my hand ❤
Amen. The virtual community that I have found through my blog has helped to sustain me particularly during this past year. Folks are so welcoming and encouraging that I never worry about how they will react to my sometimes quirky stories or images.
lol yes I have only found amazing folks here as well ❤
Beautiful photos and painting! I’m also of two minds about WordPress, but if you’d like to follow PerchSpective on Twitter and/or Facebook, I am on both as PerchSpective 🙂 I love your posts, but I understand the cost/benefit factor too.
Thanks I will add a follow 🙂 Thanks so much
I have had a paid for many years. My main objective has been presence more than monetary. The bulk of my commissions and sales come from Instagram, and some from Etsy. I like to think that my blog gives other sketchers a few tips and encouragement. It also allows some who do not have IG a way to see what I am doing.
Having said that, you bring up except points, and ones that get me to thinking. I have been evaluating why I post at all, yes i do sell a bit, at the same time I don’t work it like I would if I was 20 years younger when I would treat it like a business. Now my sales are just a way to pay for pens and paints. It is nice to post art and get the likes, our egos need a boost I guess.
So thank you for making me think, not sure where it goes. But thank you. I would love to paint the photo of the bird, so wonderful.
Feel free to paint and yes not so much here for likes but as a way to connect with many all over the globe for fun.
I am turning 65 in a couple of months and sell mostly to locals except cards and prints on line. I think I decided to switch from free to paid for more space as I add photos trying not to add large ones anymore not sure how they look.
Sorry i missed this, thank you. We have a similar outlook on why we do art, I am a couple of years older, I dont have the desire nor the energy to try to build some kind of art empire. But I do enjoy connecting with folks, just like we are doing now. Thanks I will do a sketch
I pay $48 a year to WordPress – no ads and more space. Is it worth it? I don’t have a clue, but those ads annoy me. I don’t post to FB anymore, but you can use email. Your bluebird is a 10++ – handsome little devil sitting there waiting to make our day. Your water color is beautiful. I tried a class once so I know how challenging it is, and you are certainly up to the challenge. 🙂
Thanks not sure why mine is now over $100 a year Yes I will keep your email Judy thanks and have fun with your new phone
Oh that bluebird capture is awesome Eunice. I boycott FB/Instagram and never visit my account. There is no point in deleting it because they retain all my data and use it freely even if I were to shut it down. At least this way I have access to my data. Not a big fan of Zuckerberg….
Me neither can not stand him and his censorship 😦
Hi Eunice Your bluebird paintings are just beautiful,as you know I love birds and will send some photo’s of John’s birds as soon as I can get some good ones. I pay for Word Press but they are changing it this year by using a different editor and some other changes which are so complicated and will take ages to get used to. Have you had your final test results yet? if so I hope all is going o.k. Stay safe.
The bluebirds are photos Rita not paintings. Yes tests back, my bp rising so may go on lisinopril till weight is off 🙂 Yes email when you have time. I have been using the latest editor/ blocks etc maybe not to their fullest but what I have had time to check out.
I pay a lot to WP every year, but I’m addicted to it, so probably won’t change platforms. 🙂
Love your bluebirds – so gorgeous!
Thanks for your feedback 🙂 Bluebirds are amazing ❤
Cute pictures and a very nice painting! I am on free version. I have not checked how much do I have remaining. I am not sure what I would do next if I reach the limit.
I think if we delete media from long ago posts it helps 🙂
We have multiple sites and have paid for years. It’s a bargain compared to other web site / hosting. With WP you don’t have much control over things but I find it keeps me focused on the photography part, not a web site.
Correct I like it for general stories with a few photos
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