Before starting her blog, Nami shared a recipe almost everyday with friends on Facebook for about a year. The feedback she received from friends was that they liked following and trying her recipes; however, it was difficult to search recipe on Facebook.
Building a Website
To provide a better experience, Nami decided to build a website, but was planning to build it the really old fashion way, with html code for each page. After doing a bit of research online, I was able to convince Nami that a blog platform is the right way to build her site, rather than coding html from scratch.
With many blogging choices available, we decided to go with the self-hosted WordPress platform. You can find out more information about self-hosted WordPress vs WordPress.com accounts here.
The main reasons we chose to go with a self-hosted WordPress platform include:
- Widely used by many large and small sites (60 million)
- Lots of useful plugins available, most of them are FREE!
- We wanted to host the site with our own domain name rather than a wordpress.com, blogspot.com or tumblr.com account.
Next: Web Hosting.