Six things I’ve learnt about running a website:

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