So I had this whole elaborate plan to build this site myself, but at the end of the day, with all the functionality that I wanted, it just would’ve taken forever. I kept putting off writing for lack of a canvas.
It got to the point where it was better to just get an MVP out. As they say, you should always be embarrassed about your first release.
I ended up using WordPress since it has a boatload of themes and plugins and online help. I was able to get things up and running relatively quickly.
Here are the other solutions I’ve got hooked up:
- Google Analytics
- IntenseDebate for comments (free)
- Akismet for anti-spam (free)
- Tawk.to for chat (free)
- Aweber for my auto-responder and mailing list
As I build thing out and discover new tools/solutions to use, I’ll write about it.
I don’t know where this journey will go, but I’m looking forward to it. If you can learn something as well, so much the better.