Six things I’ve learnt about running a website:
- You don’t need fancy software to blog.
- Free hosting services, like WordPress.com are as good as or better than self-hosting.
- Blogging can take up a huge amount of time. It doesn’t have to.
- There’s a community aspect to blogging. It isn’t apparent until you dive in and do it yourself.
- Blogging is similar, but not the same as journalism.
- My blogs don’t tend to drive traffic to my website, nor do they deliver any direct economic benefits.