I’ve got a bit of travel on in the next few weeks, which means there will be some articles coming – and I’d love to tell you about my start to finish resources that I use as an author (from AppSumo to ZZZZZ), Five essential author tools (including Evernote), and Sleep Hygiene for horror writers. […]
One major component in any marketing plan is a blog.
Now, before you say anything about not needing a blog, you have a website, websites are easier to maintain if you need something that relies on SEO to rank. Connect your blog to an autopost system (there are plugins on self-hosted, and you can do work with various apps otherwise) and you’ve got instant “basic” juice (ranking).
At the end of the day, there are three major choices, and amyriad of not quite as easily used ones. For the purposes of this post, I’ll only be talking about Blogger (crowd hosted), WordPress (crowd hosted) and WordPress (self hosted). Crowdhosted means you are not in charge of the platform that you’re on and you can’t install or use certain things. Self-hosted means that you’ve got more responsibility, more power and ultimately, you need to keep an eye on updates etc.
Self-hosted means dealing with more issues, it’s true, but the return on it is exponentially better. No worrying about whether you can have that cool widget or plugin others are using, whether Rafflecopter will work properly. Self hosted WordPress opens up a whole new world – themes are amazingly varied, and sites can be designed around anything you like.
Staring in one place and graduating
Moving to WordPress self-hosted is sort of like graduating. And while it can be complicated to move to your new hosting, I’ve actually worked with so many people moving from both Blogger and WordPress, that I can help you. If you’re hanging around on crowd hosted sites, feel free to get in touch. I can offer everything from basic hosting, to moving you to a new theme and design the site you deserve. Just head over to our contact form!
We’ll officiall launch our hosting and design packages after Easter, but if you get in touch now, you can secure a 25% discount and a quote that bends over backwards to make you happy.