Considering that I’m trying to get my financial house in order, adding a new expense might not be the wisest move. But I’m thinking about doing just that.
When I started this blog, I didn’t know how it would turn out; if I’d be able to keep it up, or if I would become more or less interested in blogging. So I took a look at all the blogs on my reader list and picked those whose design I admired. Then I looked for the hosts of those particular blogs. I quickly discovered that of the three biggies, TypePad was very cool, but you had to pay for it. WordPress seemed a bit too complicated to just jump into, and Blogger seemed the easiest. I went with Blogger.
Now that my ideas for Small Cents seem a little clearer, I’m looking for better design and hosting solutions. I have to remember not to dive in head first, when I don’t know the depth of the water, and I’m dragging a heavy lead anchor- it’s a bit counter productive to pay for blogging services when I’m trying to get out of debt!
One way I am being frugal is by calling in some favors. I belong to a networking group, and I asked one of the members to help me with some copywriting. I’m asking another member, a graphic designer, to help me design a graphic identity. I’ll help them out in turn.
When it’s time, there will be a pretty new blogsite, but for the moment, it’s trusty old Blogger. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and most importantly, it’s free.