My blogging journey has moved me from blogspot, where I started to wordpress.com a hosted blog site and now to wordpress.org a self hosted site.
WordPress.com the hosted site is a great place for the individual who just wants to write and have someone read it. It’s free and there are some great looking themes available, but there are some limitations especially when it comes to monetizing your site.
I changed to wordpress.org so that I wouldn’t have to deal with the limitations. That meant I had to find a hosting site for my WordPress blog. I saw that many in the world of blogging were recommending Bluehost. As a mater of fact one of my favorite bloggers did and that was enough for me to start investigating.
Bluehost is a great place for your site and any other file storage you might want to do. For $6.95 per month I received unlimited file storage and unlimited domain management. There are also tons of tools at the Bluehost site for making your web site better. I’m still learning but I’m excited about it.
The unlimited file storage is a great tool. What it means is that you can store anything there. It doesn’t have to be related to you web site. It it’s digital it can be stored on your Bluehost site.
I have used the customer support at Bluehost and they have been awesome.
I heard Andy Stanley say in a podcast, “Leadership is learning what you need to know so that you can do what you need to do.”. I’m learning a ton about the tools available for web development and hosting.
We are in the process now of developing a new Website for the church where I pastor using WordPress (free) with a theme we purchased ($79) and Bluehost hosting ($6.95 per month). The days of needing to spend thousands even hundreds of dollars to have someone develop your church website are gone.
I have three recommendations for you. Check out these sites.
- Bluehost – Web hosting and file storage. (Affiliate Site)
- Standard Theme for Blog Design. It’s what I use.
- Mint Themes which has designed some great themes for churches. (Affiliate Site)