Choosing Blogger as a Platform

Dec 2, 2016


A lot of people out there recommend starting a self-hosted WordPress.org blog and my other blog, liladartist.com runs on WordPress.org, however my needs for this blog are pretty simple and having a WordPress blog for this website would be overkill. For this blog I don't need all the bells and whistles of WP. 

I have a really nice theme, hosting is free with blogspot, and I was able to connect my domain to my blogspot blog. I'm really happy with my experience on blogspot. 

A Necessary Ending


This year I tried freelance writing for pay for blogs and businesses, and I just posted a few samples on this blog of my overall portfolio. I learned that I do not enjoy freelance writing. In a lot of freelance writing jobs out there you are often writing about products and services, or boring topics like finance, divorce, etc. 

I'm happy of what I accomplished and that I was given these opportunities, but at the same time, it made me realize that I didn't want to have a career as a freelance writer. I will continue to write for the Christian website, Femnista, and I would love to write novels in the future. The editor at the Christian website, lets me write about topics I care about and also my heart is set in fiction. 

This is why it's important to try things and see what you like. There are people that sell freelance writing courses that try to hype up freelance writing to sell their freelance writing courses, and while it's a great career choice for some, it won't be for everyone. I also tried having a finance blog and I didn't like that either, so I ended it.

I'm happy for my experiences this year and at the same time I'm happy for the necessary endings and to be moving to new endeavors. 

Why I Paid $250 to See a Dietitian


Another finance article I wrote for a finance blog, read it by going to the Budget & the Beach blog

The Daring Pursuit of a Financial “Do Over”


An article I wrote about how I had to financially start over, read it at, Piggy Bank Dreams

10 Beautiful Gifts for Artists


A guest post I wrote for the website, Unique Gifter, 10 Beautiful Gifts for Artists.

When You Should Financially Cut Off Your Child


This year I had the opportunity to be a freelance writer for blogs and businesses. This was one of my first published articles. Read the rest at Debt Round Up.