Chances are you probably do.
If not, chances are you probably will soon.
I’m not really a blogging expert, but luckily I don’t have to be. Blogging is really easy.
But depending on how and where you blog, how easy and how flexible it is can vary. And obviously, the easiest, free blogging solutions aren’t always the most flexible.
I stalled for such a long time before setting up this blog because I was so incredibly busy with my other websites and because I couldn’t decide which blogging software to use.
Luckily, someone referred me to some great training videos about How to Blog with WordPress.
I had heard good things about WordPress and I could see that many of the top blogs used it, but I thought it would take too much time to learn.
And time is where I run short. I’m a software developer by trade so I’m not scared off by techie stuff, but I’m busy running my online stores and don’t want to waste time.
So, I signed up for the free sampling of the first 12 videos, and after watching the first few, I immediately signed up for the rest.
It’s so easy it’s ridiculous.
I just followed the steps shown in the videos and set up this blog that you’re reading.
I used the Semiologic Theme by Denis de Bernardy. It is SEO optimized and very easy to use and customize.
Sherman also recommends this theme and goes into detail about how to use it in his videos. I was happy that he recommended it so highly because I had heard previously about the Semiologic Theme was trying to decide whether or not to use it. His recommendation helped me make up my mind.
So now I’m happy.
This blog was a breeze to set up and is fully customizable.
After I set up my blog, I saw a blog at http://www.emilyrobbins.com/how-to-blog that uses WordPress and the Semiologic theme. I figure since her blog is all about “how to blog” and she chose the same software I did, I can be extra sure I made the right choice.
She also explains why she moved from TypePad to WordPress.
Yes, it would have been cheaper to just use a Blogger account or any of the other free blogging sites, but I didn’t want any limitations. This blog will be around for a long time and I wanted to start it on the best platform possible.
WordPress is free so my only monthly cost is my server space which isn’t much. And I will make good use of the WordPress Training as well as the Semiologic Themeas I set up future blogs for myself, my friends and my business.
So tell me, what blogging software do you use? Do you like it?
If you haven’t yet started a blog, what is holding you back?