Why Do You Need To Host Your Own Blog?

November 2, 2009 | By | 8 Replies More

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Blogging in its nature is dynamic which means its pages are most of the time being updated to it keep it fresh thus requires a lot of time for content creation compared to static web pages that can simply show several pages for a longer period.

Given this information, blogs in order to become successful needs constant updating and if you’re a blogger that has done it for a while, then you certainly have attached yourself to your blog.

Creating content is no joke because it requires a lot of effort than just merely writing anything that comes to mind. Niche blogs are often the most challenging ones because it requires time and research to come up with good posts worthy of a reader’s praise.

Why do I mention these things when in fact my question is about the importance of hosting one’s blog? Simple, if you love what you do and you’re dead serious about making something out of it like creating a personal portfolio or brand, expanding your business or for whatever personal reasons that made you keep it, isn’t it clear that it’s a possession you hold so dear?

You don’t want to lose your cherished possessions like anyone else, do you? In blogging, writing a blog on a free hosted blogging platform is cheap really cheap because you don’t pay for web hosting in the first place and most of the time, it’s on a free domain extension e.g. yourname.blogspot.com or yourname.wordpress.com. For hobbyists, this can be enough but for those who wish to create their own personal brand and if you’re building a portfolio, hosting your own blog and owning your own domain is crucial to your success because it sends a message that you are professional and trustworthy.

Your content is your cherished possession, and having full control of everything which self-hosted blogs provide is very important because there’s always this pride of having something that you can claim as your own, that’s if you understand what I mean.

Hosting a blog is very cheap nowadays, most of the time shared hosting is the best option for starters. Once you’re able to build an audience and loyal readership, you can then upgrade but it would be advantageous if you’ll seek the help of trusted web hosting review sites for vps hosting or if you’re willing to get a dedicated server in order to cater your website traffic.

Success in blogging is a long and winding road. If you’re up for the challenge at least you must have this passion and it shows when you give importance to things that matters. If you can’t even host your own blog or buy a cheap domain, I doubt if people could trust you.

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  1. Nathaniel Ong says:

    For me, moving to a self-hosted blog is a motivation in itself to update regularly. I agree that this move might be necessary for creating your own brand, especially when you’re servicing a larger crowd.
    .-= Nathaniel Ong´s last blog ..Visually Follow Your Favorite Sites Using Spectives =-.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Very true. It also helps in building credibility.

  3. Anders says:

    I agree, but one best thing is that you can use a thousands of plugins, widgets, themes, and you can put adds on your website.

  4. Teasastips says:

    I learned that the hard way. I began blogging using a dot blogspot domain. The biggest penalty for me was not being found by the SE’s. My page rank acceleration was stunted, and I could only get as high as a PR3, I obtained this ranking in one year, and never went any higher. I don’t know why this happened, as I was commenting on relevant blogs, ranked by Technorati, doing everything a blogger is supposed to do in order to get traffic. I sometimes posted more than once a day, however, I never felt as if I were getting recognized.

    Well, I just switched one month ago to a self hosted blog, and already I am seeing a difference in traffic and where it is coming from.
    .-= Teasastips´s last blog ..Spamming Facebook? No way! =-.

  5. Mathdelane says:

    @Teasastips Sometimes we really have to learn things the hard way for us to actually gain–wisdom. I believe that learning from an unfavorable circumstance is something that isn’t taught in school. Life’s lessons are hard to grasp but once you embraced the idea, it all has its rewards. Lucky are the people who learns from other people’s mistakes and praises is for those who share their shortcomings.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Arnold Arieta says:

    You can do anything by Self-Hosting your own blog. You can advertise/monetize, run different scripts and get the traffic you want. You said it right! Very interesting.

  7. Mathdelane says:

    That’s exactly why I self-hosted this blog. Thanks Arnold for stopping by!

  8. Jacc Slade says:

    Having a self hosted blog gives u a lot of possibilities and control over your blog. Well, what else can match the power and freedom of a self hosted wordpress blog. wordpress.com and blogger.com are good and reliable (especially if u have a big load of traffic suddenly), but still having a self hosted blog is one thing.

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