Website vs Blog vs Domain! What?
Okay, I’ve had a few websites over the past few years. They were all free because I just wasn’t (and I’m still not) willing to pay for something that I wasn’t sure about. Through it all, I’ve always had a blog here on WP and on blogger. Although, I haven’t touched blogger in a long, long time.
So, which is best? Well, I guess that depends on your needs, and what you want to express.
I’ve recently (very recently) discovered that WP does offer a few more options than I realized. Enough that maybe I can make it “look” more like a regular website. Hmmm… Isn’t a blog already a regular “website”? Well, a type of one anyway.
Decisions, decisions! What to do? I’m still at that where-do-I-want-to-hang-my-hat stage as I’m still trying out typical websites. I like the available options… number of pics and vids, blogs, forums, members, etc, but finding a decent one these days is proving to be a little difficult. I have one that I kind of like, but migrating through the management options is, at best, a test of true endurance.
Regardless, the general put-yourself-out-there options are increasing. Since being introduced to a few published authors (who are fast becoming friends), I’ve discovered other sites that tend to link almost everything together– when they work, that is. They are interesting, but for now, I think I’ll primarily stick with the status quo.
As if there weren’t enough decisions to make… Now, where do I add my domain name? Blog? Website? Which domain site/company do I use, and what drama will I have to endure if I decide to switch the landing page to a different site?
We have a lot of choices out there, and some choices are better than others. We independent writers and authors have to create an “online presence” and get our names and products out there. So, choosing the best way to accomplish that is paramount. I don’t intend for this post to be a these-are-the-best-sites post. Instead, I’ll continue to try out a few options, and then I’ll let you know what I think based on my experience.
Happy reading, happy writing, and thanks for stopping by!