People say to me all the time, “Why do you pay for a WordPress site when you could do a free blog anywhere?” And I say, “Even the New York Times uses WordPress.”
WordPress is a stable platform. I can access it from my desktop, phone, and iPad. If I need to expand, I can without moving content to a different platform.
Most important, though, the help features. They offer email classes, at your own pace classes, webinars, and so many other things. Their support staff is the best I’ve ever come across.
I like the the email courses. They send a task a day to complete that teaches how to use a feature of your blog. They offer so many classes it’s hard to choose. I learned a lot from the branding and growing your blog course. They offer everything from WordPress basics to Photography to CSS coding.
The reader is great for connecting you to other great blogs.
There is so much you can do with a WordPress site if you are willing to learn. There’s a greater danger of adding to much to your blog than to little.
WordPress was the first site I tried for a blog, but gave up on it because I couldn’t use it in a day. I went to Blogger, Tumblr, SquareSpace and a few others. But the blogs I liked best were all powered by WordPress. You could have a Blogger site up and running in a few hours, but it was difficult to get beyond the basics.
I started a free blog on WordPress and did The Fundamentals course. By the end of that course, I had a great blog. By the end of the second course, I was in love. I signed up with a hosting package and website and have never regretted it. And no one ever tried to sell me a thing. The product sells itself.
I can now write CSS code to make a printable recipe card. Wish I could have done that on my cooking blog. I’m slowly migrating my Rube Cook posts over to this blog.
I highly recommend WordPress as a blogging and hosting platform.