Sure, I know HTML and could code a fancy website with all the bells and whistles.
But who has time?
Not this girl.
So, when I began looking at website options a few years ago, I decided to use a WordPress blog. I searched for a free theme that contained the options I wanted.
The problem? I couldn't find exactly what I wanted on the website, so I continued searching and fine-tuning my requirements. Presto! I found what I had been looking for.
See, a problem with using a blog as your website is, well, you have to blog. And if you don't blog on a regular basis, your website appears lackluster.
A blog does not necessarily allow a user to add pages. For instance, on my site, I found a template that allowed pages, so I could include a short bio and author photo, a page that lists my clips (and it looks like I need to update them...soon!), and an introductory page to my syndicated newspaper column.
Does it need tweaking? Definitely. I could add a landing page instead of using my present blog post. I could upload pictures and give it a more personal touch.
But for now - or until I find more time to play with a website instead of writing for clients - I'll use what I have, making improvements and showcasing my work.