Starting a blog is one of the best decisions that I have made. At nearly 200 posts (for this site) since I started in 2010, I’ve treated it as a hobby until recently, but its given me invaluable experience in the mechanics of online publishing that has served me very well professionally and academically. I’ve had to troubleshoot numerous problems, fine tune design elements and force myself to think critically about what my thoughts and opinions are on a variety of subjects.
For the past five years I have been using Bluehost as my web hosting provider, combined with WordPress as my content publishing platform. Bluehost offers excellent customer support (this was especially helpful when migrating this site from another provider), lighting fast speeds and very competetive prices for the service provided.
It’s possible to set up a blog or website for free, but as the saying goes, you get what you paid for. Free sites don’t support a custom URL address (basically your brand and calling card) and come with all sorts of limitations, namely the ability of the service provider to pull your site for any number of rules violations, whether real or imaginary.
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