• Beau Steward

I Don't Know If Wix Is Right For Me

Updated: Feb 2, 2020

When I set out to revive my blog, I had a simple rule in mind: I don't want to manage the software. I also wanted some flexibility, and I didn't really want to go back to Wordpress. I'd seen a few services flying around in ads, including Wix. I don't mind paying for the hosting. If I were to go back to running the software myself, I'd be looking at paying anyway, through something like Linode. But I don't want to do that.

I went with Wix. They sponsor a few content creators I follow so I figured I'd use one of their promo codes.

The thing about platforms like Wix is they are probably great for businesses looking for a sensible web presence. Right now, I just want an easy to manage blog. Wix is a lot to handle for just a blog. While blogging is a feature of Wix, I get the feeling it doesn't cater well to just blogging.

And that may be the crux of it. I chose the wrong platform. Or I just don't know what I'm doing yet. I'm still trying to figure things out with it, trying to make sure it remains lightweight and fast, which seems a bit difficult with Wix. This is really one of the worries I had about using a platform like Wix, that in order for it to be flexible and easy, it must use a lot of code underneath, including code clients have to load.

Another annoyance with Wix is the constant upselling the backend pushes on you. It's not enough to have a page that allows you to view and update your subscription, almost every page has something to push you to buy something else or otherwise upgrade.

At the very least, this will be an interesting experiment. I'm already finding myself looking around for another platform, though.

What I might do is stop trying to already replace my blog again and figure out how to make Wix work better for me.

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