LEARN FROM MY INNOCENT MISTAKE! A Tragic Lesson.
I am a 57 year old old school lady, who spend about 12 all nighters building word press blogs, once I finally go the hang of it! Actually I didn't think I had any all nighters left in me.
However, being fairly new to the world of blogging and websites, and even keyboards (I took typing on a typewriter in high school); a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing!
What do I mean by that? Well, I thought that .com mean commericial, and .org mean organization. So therefore when I built blogs on wordpress.com, I thought that it would be OK to include some links and some little ads (even though they were free) on my sites. So when I built Dating ID.org to educate people about what happend to me when I married a con artist and put an ad to a site called the Dating Passport, it was actually breaking the word press rules unbeknownst to me!
Then, when I build another site called http://www.abundanceday.wordpress.com, I made the very same mistake. It was a completely non profit site dedicated to the idea of abundance even in the site of this bad economy. It was about trading and community and self employement. I had a section of self employed businesses, that offered terrific value. Those were considered ads as well.
It broke my heart. HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS of INTENSIVE LOVE and LABOUR went into those sites, but they had links and ads and that is NOT ALLOWED on WORDPRESS.COM. That is allowed on WORDPRESS.org./
However, I wish I would have been contacted, I have LOST EVERYTHING, and WordPress gave me NO WARNING. If I would have known I could have simply downloaded the site and moved it to wordpress.org.
When you read all the fine print, you will find this out. IT TOOK me hours and hours and hours to get through all it, and I reached this conclusion. Unfortunately NO one responded to my pleas for help. No answers to my phone calls or emails to support. NONE.
So don't make this same mistake I made
WORDPRESS.COM allows to no ads or links to commericial entities
WORDPRESS.ORG does allow ads and links to commerical entities.
ITS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU WOULD think.
The blog I need help with is authoryourdreams.wordpress.com.