Reader Question: Best Blog Hosting Site

Justin asks: 

What is the best hosting page for a blog?

Answer:

This is a little bit out of my area of expertise, but I have been blogging for a really long time and can at least share some experiences.  

While I've used Blogger as my main platform since 2007, I actually think Wordpress is a better option overall. It's got more themes, widgets and apps, it's more customizeable, and it's built to scale up, so if your blog gets a lot of traffic, you can keep using Wordpress as a platform. Like any blog platform, it's also really easy to update with new content.

Many prominent news sites and professional blogs - and tons of websites - are based around Wordpress. The only real downside is that it really isn't quite as intuitive as other platforms... But hey, it's still just a blog, so it's not that  hard to figure out in a few hours.

All that said, for this blog, I'm just working with the Squarespace platform since www.citizena.tv is already hosted here and it makes the most sense to me to keep everything integrated. Plus I know it will fairly easy for me to migrate this blog to Wordpress if I want to do that later on.

 

 

Sean Malone

Washington, DC