One of the reoccurring questions that has come up in the discussion of the eportfolio is whether or not to upgrade from the free version of whichever format you are creating under. The answer to this question depends on what your goals are and how well you adapt to technology. Personally, I am one to want to master the standard before moving on to a higher one. I would also recommend staying with the free version until you have found a necessity to upgrade. Why pay for something that you do not understand or do not use to its full potential? For these reasons, I will be staying with the free format of WordPress. I envision that I will certainly upgrade sooner rather than later; however, the free version satisfies my needs and I still would like to explore the various options that I am allowed under this version.
One of the reasons to use an eportfolio is that it can evolve alongside the creator. The eportfolio should be in constant shift; therefore, at some point in the future, my evolution will need to be matched in my eportfolio by upgrading to the paid version. This evolution must take time. As a beginner to the eportfolio and to WordPress, I wish to fully comprehend the capabilities of my current format before upgrading to a format with more technologically advanced capabilities. It is my responsibility to continue to explore, adjust, tweek, create, delete, and monitor my eportfolio in a constant effort to grow as an educator and citizen.