I’ve been blogging about technology for about 10 years now. And the majority of that time has been on the Blogger platform. I went with Blogger back in the day, because it was a simple platform that was flexible enough for what I needed without too much hassle.
But now, in 2015, I’m starting to hit some limitations. And sure, a lot of those limitations might be worked around and I’m a geeky person, but the reality is – out of all the things I like to geek out about, tweaking my blog platform and website just…. isn’t it.
Also, my domain registrar starting charging for things that used to be free a while back (like probably close to two years ago) and I’ve been so busy with “life” that I just pay to keep the lights on so to speak, without really looking at the offerings and seeing how that ties in with what I’m doing with my blog.
So I starting thinking about how I wanted to manage it next… And never really thought about it much until Troy Hunt put it into words a bit earlier this month.
So I started thinking about my domain and blog related things that needed improvement. Some points…
- I like the convenience of widgets and easy theme management.
- I’ve dabbled with WordPress in the past, but not sure I want to go with the hosted version or run my own web server in the cloud. And honestly, at the time I didn’t really feel like learning another platform.
- I did take a peek at ghost.io, but didn’t feel it had the dashboard management that comes with WordPress and I kind of want to stay away from CSS editing if I can help it for theme adjustments.
- I married a UX designer who’s spent some time designing for WordPress (handy!).