A long time ago at the beginning of geek time there were two types of bloggers. Those who blogged for fun (or passion), and those who earned a profit from blogging (the latter who were often referred to as “pro bloggers”).
Back then it was easy to tell the difference between the two as more often than not pro bloggers chose to self host their sites while the masses opted for the free version.
Fast forward towards today and many blog platforms allow users to pro blog on the cheap.
In fact by purchasing a domain one can turn a site like Blogger, Tumblr, or even OnSugar (for you Drupal fans) into a professional site for the price of the domain (which for most is $10/year).
Faced with those expenses, should a person even consider service hosting their blog instead of self hosting?
For those wondering whether self hosting is the best option for them, here are the pluses and minuses for service hosting one’s blog.