Enjoy this Blog repost written by pro genealogy Blogger, Dick Eastman! If you aren’t familiar with this name, be sure to check out his blog for a wealth of great information!
As he mentions in this post, you can start a blog on WordPress for zero dollars and zero cents! Yup, that’s a real deal, freebie! Like anything that is free, Its basic compared to other plans that they offer. But, if you’re like me, starting new without a clue if you will become a popular, entertaining blog with traffic, then this is where to start and get your feet wet! For me, free with basic options works because my expectations are to create stories to better understand my ancestors as well as leave the stories to my children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. Even if I am the only one reading my posts now, next year, 10 years from now, I’m okay with that because I am learning about me, my family history, and the process of extracting information and history along the way. In other words, it is providing great information to me that I might otherwise miss by only accessing my tree on my favorite genealogy program or site. Writing about the people in my tree forces me to better analyze the facts, documents and photos attached to my tree. In doing so my data becomes much more valuable and my ancestors come alive (so to speak) in the process.
Go ahead, get to know your ancestors better! Consider starting a blog, write about them, get to know them, and see how much more you will gain through the journey! I guarantee you will enjoy all that you learn along the way!
Cheers and happy hunting (and writing!).
You probably can find dozens of reasons for creating a blog. In addition, you can probably find dozens of companies that will host a blog for you. Given the choices and the reasons available, trying to decide on the best blog hosting service for you can be an overwhelming decision. How do you find the best one for your use? I will suggest there is no easy answer, but I will suggest that WordPress should be one of the services you evaluate.
NOTE: I will quickly admit that I am biased. The words you are reading right now are hosted on a WordPress blog. I have used several different blogging services over the years to host this newsletter. I switched to WordPress several years ago and am very happy with the company’s services. I have no plans to switch to anything else.
Why would you want a blog?
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