I started WisdomOfSeneca.com on the WordPress platform recently, as I was reading more on Seneca The Younger's teachings on stoism, and I want to dive a little deeper into that space without further cluttering this website.
And since I will publish books on Amazon anyway, I decided to use a simple way of hosting those content, which is with a self-hosted WordPress, since I already have a Bluehost Webhosting account anyway.
A quick glimpse of Wisdom Of Seneca
I chose a very simple design, black and white, with single right-aligned side bar, and then mapped out the layout that I wanted.
It will be a static home page, with another page for blog posts, and another page for quotes etc.
It was so easy to use, and I can imagine and understand why self-hosted WordPress is so popular today (about 25% of private websites uses WordPress).
It's a not negotiable option for me, especially for website businesses that I have plans to grow bigger such as:
Where I am relying on search engine traffic (basically free traffic).
To me, it's because it's a tried and tested approach, and if it works, it just works.
I wrote an earlier article comparing self-hosted WordPress versus Solo Build It which I think is a good reference if you're in that particular dilemma.