I want to write the usual listicle article on Why Start a blog in 2020 but I think I would share my expereince and some thoughts
I do not know where. the Internet and platforms will go in the future and I think always you should have a home base platform the show your work, your ideas your personality.
At minimum get a Domain for yourself.
Getting your own Domain makes you sound Legit though it sounds cliche but it gave me a confidence boost. to say I have a website of my own just don’t overbrag it.
Get WordPress or a Website Builder.
WordPress is the default choice for me its because I was introduced to it. Newer platform builders like Squarespace and Carbonmade are also viable too.
Hosting is one thing that you will need if you want to get a custom website using wordpress. This Blog is hosted on siteground but most of the installations is done by them with wordpress preinstalled.
Some Cons & Caveats
You are responsible for the upkeep and content. If you can’t get external help or automate it as much as possible. Alternative is to use a website builder.