I’ve been trying for a while to maintain a blog, but I just can’t seem to find the drive. Writing is a powerful tool for active learning due to its greater retention rates, according to the learning pyramid, so I’ve noticed more and more people establishing blogs or newsletters as a method to motivate themselves to keep learning.
After experimenting with WordPress, Medium, Ghost, Webflow, and other website builders, I have made up my mind to stick with WordPress. The following factors led me to choose WordPress as my final option.
With its open-source nature, I can rest assured that portability always exists. I am as leery of the increasing difficulty of exporting notes stored in Evernote as the closure or the selloff of businesses like what big tech had done. I can choose from a more budget-friendly hosting with no more than 10 dollars per year to a high-class one worth over 5000 dollars per month. Affordability matters as well. WordPress eliminates the need for expensive license fees, so I can allocate the limited recourses to other aspects.
According to W3Techs, WordPress powers more than 40% of all websites on the internet. It is the most (not one of the most) widely used content management system worldwide. All of these contribute to a laden ecosystem full of tutorials, themes, and plugins. When encountering problems, don’t worry. Those problems are never unique to you. All you need to do is search Google or ask ChatGPT, and then adhere to the directions. In addition, if you want to add flair to the blog other than solving the eyebrow-raising issues, you have a treasure trove of plugins and themes right embedded in your WordPress admin dashboard. Advanced security enhancement and performance optimization are just a few clicks away.
WordPress’s excellent user experience, which is further exemplified by the launch of Full Site Editor, is its best feature. It allows you to customize your site by dragging and dropping without a single slice of code. A professional and stylish solution to your demands will be crafted quickly. You don’t have to hire a designer or engage an agency to accomplish this. All it takes is a determined mindset to experiment, learn, and enhance. In the end, you will enjoy a remarkable blog and a growth-oriented mindset.
I will share more about my journey. Keep following me in case you get lost.