Why I Love Squarespace
One of the questions I get asked the most is why I use Squarespace over Wordpress for my website and blog, so I thought I'd share the reason here. This isn't a "why Squarespace is better than Wordpress" post, it's just to share why it's the best platform for me (and possibly you.)
I started out on the Blogger platform back in the day when all I had was a blog. I used it for 7 years and was happy with it for the most part. During that time I needed a website for my design work, and found Squarespace to be the right solution for me. Every feature I needed was covered by Squarespace, and I eventually brought my blog over to the platform as well.
The thing I love most about Squarespace is that it's all in one. There's no need for separate web hosting, the customization options are endless, the SEO is fantastic (read more about why here), you can seamlessly sync your social media, and it looks great on mobile. They are constantly adding new features, like email campaigns, and really listen to what their customers want and need. I also love the analytics they provide—I can learn more about my readers, where they're from and what content they're loving most.
Squarespace allows you to create whatever kind of site you need, from a landing page, blog or portfolio to an online shop. You can even have all of the above on the same site.
Several years ago I added Squarespace design to my services. Similar to Wordpress themes, Squarespace has tons of templates to start with; I take these templates and use them to create custom sites with a combination of coding and graphics. The way Squarespace works allows me to create sites that my clients can update and maintain themselves, which is huge. The ability for them to be able to change photos or update text or categories on their own alone is worth cutting the Wordpress cord.
For a long time, Wordpress was the only option if you wanted an upgraded blog or website, but that's just not the case anymore. This year alone, I've helped several blogs and sites move from Wordpress & Blogger to Squarespace and have yet to hear anyone say they regret the change. The bottom line is, do what works best for you, not for your friend or another blogger (me included.) But, if you're looking to create a website, upgrade your blog, or open an online shop, I can't recommend Squarespace enough. And (shameless plug) I'd love to help you set it up and make it look pretty, too.
If you have any questions about Squarespace, please feel free to send a note—I'd love to hear from you!