Keep it Simple: Why I chose WordPress by Anne Stormont

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To introduce our series of articles on setting up a website or blog we have some reflections on Word press from author and blogger Anne Stormont. This is what she has to say...

"It's ten years now since I set up my blog. It has been through many changes since then and is now my author website and the place where I continue to blog about the books I write and read.

When I first went about it, I hadn't a clue what I was doing - but I'd been told that as a fledgling writer, I had to have a home on the web. After a couple of false starts, I found Wordpress. It was easy to use (even for someone as non-techie as me) and it cost nothing. And soon I had a blog and extra pages all set up along with a free Wordpress provided domain name.

For a long time it suited me fine. I could share my posts easily via Twitter etc. Readers could easily like and comment on posts and I slowly built up a lot of subscribers to my posts. Then a couple of years ago I looked into setting up a 'proper' hosted website with my own domain name.  But it wasn't nearly as easy to use, to make alterations to, or to keep my blog to the fore.

So I scrapped that idea and returned to my original blog site. I bought my own domain names which Wordpress allow me to use, paid for a premium subscription which gives me access to lots of cool features, and revamped the whole thing to look and act like a 'proper' website plus blog facility.

Yes, I love Wordpress and I love the complete control that it gives me over all aspects of how my site looks and works. I learned by doing and by experimenting, by trying and failing, and by persevering. Now I have a site I'm proud of.

My site address is if you want to see for yourself."

Anne Stormont

You can find out more about Anne's books by clicking on the book covers below...