My personal website is hosted through Weebly. That’s where you are now, reading this post. But Weebly isn’t the greatest platform for a full out blog. It works well here, because this site includes a simple blog, photo galleries, and individual pages for projects I’m working on.
But Slumber and Scones is way more blog focused. While it might have a few standalone pages (About, for examples), the blog is going to be the main content and draw. So I needed to start thinking about different platforms for hosting and building its new home.
I love Tumblr, but I don’t think it’s the right platform for what I’m trying to do. It’s more of a micro-blog and sharing site, for quick multimedia posts, and less for longform writing, which is much more my style.
I have approximately 27 blogger blogs, and they are all acceptable. But none of them are really that great. I like the interface and platform, I like the ad integration. I don’t like the lack of freedom in design, and the blogspot address in my URL.
Similar to Weebly, but a bit more into the blogging space, SquareSpace was definitely an option. I love the many template options, and SS hosts some gorgeous sites, but I ultimately decided against it because I prefer a more robust blog management system.
Social Media Only
I considered briefly doing a strictly microblog, using a combination of Instagram and Twitter for all my content. But I quickly decided this wasn’t the right direction for this blog. Using Instagram as a microblogging platform can work really well, but I wanted to have categories and tags, and a ways to link between posts I reference. It just wasn’t going to work.
I’ll admit I was nervous to look into Wordpress. It’s the most complex platform. I’d be so much more comfortable with an all in one, but I like the freedom that comes with Wordpress. I want the ability to make this blog into exactly what I envision, and this is really the only way to go for something like that.
So there you have it, we’re going with Wordpress!
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