If you are a small business interested in starting a free blog, I really have to recommend WordPress.com. Which may come across as sketchy since I’m a WordPress user. But it’s legit! Because there’s a reason I’m a WordPress user.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m new to not only this medium but kinda to technology in general. Don’t get me wrong, I can surf the web and check my email. But I was that typical English major whose idea of technological savviness was putting together a Powerpoint presentation. So I’m fairly limited in my knowledge and expectation of technology. So when I think, “man, I wish I could do *insert genius idea here* in my blog,” and then I realize WordPress already has the capability and all I have to do is press a button, it’s pretty exciting to me.
We’ve been on WordPress for a couple months now and I’ve had quite a few of those moments. But I’ll admit, when I first visited the site, the format kinda threw me off. It seemed hard to navigate. So I went elsewhere and actually originally set up the blog on one of those other free sites. Yeah, that definitely didn’t work out so well. I mean, I canceled it before anyone saw it so no harm, no foul. But it was still a very frustrating experience. Sure it was simple to log into and seemed pretty cut and dry but that’s because it really had nothing to offer. The themes were horrendous, I couldn’t customize my header or adjust the margins of my page. It was impossible to track my posts and adding pictures? Easier to not. Basically, the whole thing was just, well, tacky.
I decided to revisit WordPress and after taking a few minutes to familiarize myself with the site, I decided to give it a shot. And it has been great. It’s clean, easy to use and has more amenities than I could have predicted. And all for a free service.
Plus they make it snow in the background in winter. How seasonal and cute.