This is a continuation of the series So You Want to Start a Food Blog. This week we’re going to talk about some of your different blogging platform options, and the pros and cons of each.
What platform you choose depends a lot on your current level of computer literacy, as well as what your goals are for your food blog. If you’re just looking for a place to share recipes with friends and family, with no plans to monetize, then a simpler platform that you can get for free is probably for you. If, however, you have plans to earn an income off of your food blog at some point, then you are going to want to think seriously about functionality and ease of monetization, which probably puts you in self hosted WordPress territory. If you just want to see how it all goes, you can certainly start on a freebie and migrate over later, like I did. There will be some headaches in the process (SO MANY), but lots of people start that way, and there are plenty of resources online to help you make the switch when the time comes!