A lot of my readers that want to start a blog email me and ask which platform they should be using.
- Self-hosted WordPress?
- Weebly? (“oh, no, not Weebly!” is what I usually think when they say that one.)
I'm warming up to SquareSpace but, yes, self-hosted WordPress is still the best way to go.
You OWN your site. You probably heard what's going on with Facebook this week and how it will hurt a lot of businesses.
If you built your business on Facebook (or any other platform that you don't own), anything can happen. It can be taken down, algorithms can change, etc., at any time without notice.