Note: There is a lot of opinion out there regarding what platform to use for your author website. Don’t necessarily take the suggestion of your friend. Do the research – don’t just choose the easiest platform. You are building a business and need to make sound choices for your business decisions. The following blog post was created by me and posted on Bad Redhead Media – a site chock full of actual publishing information – not opinion. A good site to subscribe to.
Several weeks ago Rachel asked me to write a post outlining the reasons WordPress is the best choice for your blog or website. My opinion about WordPress is based on my years of experience working with this program, the success I’ve had with it and the research I’ve done on it.
This post is directed at authors and other creatives. If you have a degree in computer programming, you probably don’t need my help. 🙂
I’ve been blogging since about 2006 on various platforms. I’ve used Typepad, Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress.com and WordPress.org. I’ve helped create sites on WIX. Honestly, there are a lot of platforms vying for your business. I’m sure that if you ask your fellow authors about their preferences, they will have an opinion about what platform you should use based on their experience.
It could be that your friends suggest what they are using because it is familiar, not because they have done the research and truly understand what is best from a technology point of view. That’s what I’m here for. I’ve got 15+ years teaching technology and I have done the research.
Your website is an essential addition to your author platform. You need a site that will, with very little work from you, rank well in a Google search so that readers can find you.
Let me explain why my choice is WordPress.
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