Why I Decided to Self Host My Blog

In hindsight, I’m glad I started my personal blog (I do have other websites, but not a blog). It has been an exhilarating and enjoyable experience! But I am also thankful for making the decision to host the site separately myself instead of going with a blog on a ‘free’ platform. Trust me, it makes a world of difference Powerline Blog. Let me explain.

See, a free blog is the sort of thing that can be found on Blogger, WordPress, Weebly, or Tumblr. Basically, all that is necessary to begin is for you to decide to start a blog. That’s essentially it. In order to establish a blog on any of these sites, you will need a working email address in order to set up an account (it’s pretty straightforward). After that, they will walk you through how to set up your own blog. Follow those steps & BOOM! There ya go – you’re a blogger.

And that’s fine for some folks. But self hosting is for me.

OK, for those that are new to all this, self hosting means that you are setting up a blog using your own hosting (well, you are using the space that your hosting company is renting to you).