I paid for a Business plan over a year ago. I decided to try it out because the folks at WordPress offered a ‘sale’ price and then allowed me to subtract the pro-rated money left on the Personal plan I was on at the time. The price at that time came out to $200 US, which for me was still pretty steep. The regular Business plan price is $300/year.
So I played with it for a year to see if inspiration and good luck would strike and I could turn the blog into a storefront for a possible business. Obviously that didn’t happen, and so I started to look around to move back to my original Personal plan. Except I couldn’t.
I eventually found that I had to wait until the Business plan expired, then pick the Personal plan. Except…
My Business plan has expired. It expired back on 28 June. I’ve been waiting to go into the Plans section and pick Personal again and move on. Except the only options available from WordPress so far is to renew my Business plan for another $300 for another year. Which I do not want to do. I want the much less expensive personal plan.
I don’t want to spend that much money on the Business plan, I don’t need to spend that much money. All I want is to pay just enough for no ads on my website and to have some control over its look and feel. Instead, I’m in a state of limbo. I can’t seem to reach out to anyone at WordPress, and I can’t pick and pay for the plan that works best for me. And I feel uncomfortable being on a plan I haven’t paid for.
I am beginning to wonder who is in charge at WordPress, and if they’re paying attention. I’ll grant you that my little blog is so tiny that it probably doesn’t register. At all. But there it is. I’m taking up storage (very small storage mind you) and bandwidth (again, very small bandwidth). I should be paying for what I do use. I’m just afraid that somebody is going to wake up one day and get all hot and bothered and come after me.
But in the mean time, I guess I’ll keep plugging away and posting whatever comes to my mind.