said 6 months, 3 weeks ago:
Both Kristi and Kathy are right depending on the income you have and the time you are willing to spend.
Great if you have time and less income:
@kristi-hines I always suggest the self-hosted version of WordPress with a premium theme
Great if you don’t have time and more income: @kathybernard If I had to do it over (and had the money to do so), I would have had a web designer start my blog and get the important components like subscription widgets, establishing the domain name, setting the width, etc. completed.
Having a capable word press developer will always yield a better result as it allows someone with the skills to do the job and you get exactly what you want. Even premium templates that are cheaper can be frustrating if you don’t know how to customize it or are not technically minded.
Remember you could fix a house your self, but only a qualified mechanic would do the best job… you get the point.
Sometimes its best to stick to what you are good at and outsource what you are not.