Why I Blog On Squarespace

Why Squarespace - my perspective as a designer

Why did I chose squarespace over wordpress do you ask? I have worked with wordpress in the past for companies I have worked for or with and find a quite a few things annoying. The "guessing game" when it comes to formatting within a small width screen for a full-width canvas, self-hosting and annoying steps to update or change designs.  A few main reasons and the start to a feature here on the blog. 


EASY HOSTING

I really hate fretting about hosting sites, and you shouldn't have to worry about those things on a daily basis, like you might on wordpress or another self-hosted type of site.

 

EASY TO UPDATE DESIGNS

If you need a new design, you don't have to go find someone to load your website, if you are savvy enough in editing you can do it on your own. As a squarespace designer, I highly suggest hiring a designer, but you don't have to which is the best part.

 

EASY PEASY INTEGRATION

Beyond google analytics, your social media can be pushed with your article posting, your adobe typekit fonts integrated into the system  as well as mail chimp for newsletters and more.

 

IT'S EASY TO USE

Don't try and argue with me on this one, because if I can teach my own mother to use squarespace, then I can teach you as well. The dynamic editing lets you write your blog posts actually on the page, making columns, image cropping and more ... easy!

 

EASY METRICS

Checking your daily views is as easy as logging into your squarespace account, and adding extra google analytics is crazy easy. The combo means you have quick numbers at hand every day, and access to the nitty gritty without coding in your analytics to each page of your site. For small business that like to see their top referrers easily, this is key.

 

EASY PEASY INTEGRATION

Beyond google analytics, your social media can be pushed with your article posting, your adobe typekit fonts integrated into the system  as well as mail chimp for newsletters and more.


Drawbacks for myself include the lack of people sharing their own tips and tricks for squarespace, creating a community behind the platform like there are for blogger and wordpress sites. 

It's about time someone starts talking about these things, what are the easy css customizations to implement and how you can create a fresh and dynamic site on the platform without feeling like you are missing things that other platforms have. Are you a squarespace blogger and want to contribute? I will be talking a lot about custom css for squarespace here and how to blog using the platform, tips tricks or just showing off your kick-ass site is all welcome.


This post contains all my own opinions about squarespace, I was not promoted to write this or have been compensated in any way or form.

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