Too Many Choices

I’ve come to the (rather obvious) conclusion that there are just too many blogging/site hosting platforms out there for me to choose from, and it’s getting annoying. All I want to do is have a blog, potentially link patterns I write and projects I make, and maybe, eventually, register my own domain name and sell finished work from it.

I tried blogging on here for a little (and I do mean little) while, tried a month on Indie Made (without much success) and am just tired of trying all these new things.

Blogger was easy, but didn’t look professional

This is a little more difficult, but isn’t really conducive to selling finished work (from what I understand – I may just be wrong)

Indie Made is great for selling, but the blog look sucks, and you have to add your own tracking with Google analytics – plus you have to pay monthly for hosting, and I’m just not there yet, because I’m still working on things like SEO and building my product line. Even as I type this, I know that my SEO sucks and not many people will even see this post.


Bleh. I guess i’m coming back here for a while, because I made ZERO sales on Indiemade, and i’m not paying for something I don’t make money off of (right now, anyway)


With that said, I’ll be back to blog here probably 3 times a week (that’s my goal) and I’m still selling work on Etsy in case you’re interested

Anybody have experiences you can share? I’m obviously befuddled and frustrated. Thank you if you kept reading this angsty little rant to the end. Thank you even more (I’d give you a cookie and a gold star if I could) if you actually comment!

5 thoughts on “Too Many Choices

  1. Hi πŸ™‚ it takes time to build a blog that has many readers and that can start making money with sells (unfortunately) but I think that together with the blog the best is to have a Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram and tumbler… All connected so you don’t get crazy… WordPress I think is the best choice and and the real best would be posting at least at alternate days so more people get to know you πŸ˜‰ ahhh almost forget google+ is very good too… Never give up and keep up on good thoughts and vibes… πŸ™‚ good luck ❀


    1. braschelegance May 31, 2014 — 9:13 AM

      Thanks for answering!! I do like that WordPress has such easy social media connections, and things like my Instagram feed on one side.. I just suck at computer stuff, so I feel like i’m always a step behind when it comes to doing social media/website stuff. Thanks for recommending the posting frequency and google+ as those are two things I don’t really do right now! πŸ™‚ Thank you for being so positive and encouraging!


  2. I would stick with 1that you like. I have only ever used this but love the flexibility of it. A friend of mine built her blog on blogger and then has gone to self hosted WordPress now that she is looking to develop her brand a bit more. I would say that you need to spend a bit of time building your presence and following and that doesn’t matter where you are. You can always move later. (I am no expert, just using my experience). Good luck.x


    1. braschelegance May 31, 2014 — 9:11 AM

      Thank you for your response and advice! You are right about building a presence/following. I guess maybe I’ve had it backwards and been worried about finding the “perfect” place to work from instead of just putting my work/blog out there πŸ™‚


      1. Possibly but I can see how it happens. In the end you have to jump in and get started. If I had waited for everything to be perfect then I would never have started at all! Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚


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