A blog question everybody always asks is “What platform do you use?” You can do WordPress, Blogger, self-host…I’m sure there’s more but I haven’t looked too far into it. I’ve been using WordPress for over 10 years now!
Recently I was researching where some of my blog traffic was coming from, and I ran across an article published a few months ago called Popular Mom Blogs of 2018 Built with WordPress. I scrolled through and found Geek Mamas at #21. They did a nice little write-up and called the blog “informative, funny and entertaining.” I was pretty happy to read that, because that’s exactly what I’m going for. 🙂
I started my first blog around 2005, on Blogger. It was about my costumes and events. I later moved the blog to WordPress and have stayed there ever since. I find it easier to use and I like the templates better. I also like the built-in community and the reader function. I’m sure there’s all kind of wonderful things associated with self-hosting, but I haven’t even looked into it yet. I know I can manage to figure everything out about my WP blog on my own, and usually rather quickly. I can do all the tweaks, add the widgets and make it look the way I want just by clicking a few buttons. There’s also advanced stuff I haven’t even gotten into yet.
So right now, I’m happy to be a WordPress Mom Blog using a (free!) template. I still have a lot to learn about all this blog stuff. I may have been blogging for years, but I never really considered myself a “blogger” until this year. It’s been a great year too! Looking forward to learning more and growing even more next year.
*I should clarify that I do have a paid business account, because I don’t like all those ads on the blog otherwise, but I still use the original free template I started with. It’s called Colinear.