For some, WordPress can be a dream of being in control of your own blog rather than having to “take what they give you” as when you have a blog hosted at Blogger or WordPress.com for example. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with those at all but there comes a time for some folks to move on to something they can call their own, something that they can tailor to their own liking. And the necessary learning of the technical side is certainly welcomed by those that don’t mind learning such things.
But for others with the same desire, it can be a nightmare of confusion that prevents a would be "do it yourself-er" from making that all important first step towards their own custom WordPress blog or for the ones who already made the jump but found out later that every little upgrade became a dreaded event and the occasional problems that sooner or later pop up caused nothing but endless frustration and aggravation. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with not having a head for the technical of course but like the folks above that do, that need for more freedom of choice that’s available with “doing-it-yourself” is just as important. Just because you can’t wrap your head around the technical part of it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a blogger or that you shouldn’t be able to have your own custom WordPress install.
I happen to be one who loves all things technical, always have been and WordPress came naturally to me. Not everything mind you. To be perfectly honest about it, I’ve never been able to wrap my head around writing up my own code although I can easily track down a problem without any trouble and fix it. I understand the layout and what the code does but I could never write from scratch no more than I could design my own OS or PC motherboard. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t know my PC’s operating system like the back of my own hand or be able to easily replace a component on my motherboard (I can you know). And so it is with WordPress.
So for anyone who just desires to write up and publish posts (what else is a blog for anyway?) and leave the “heavy lifting” to someone else when new features are needed, the occasional problem arises or if you’re duly concerned about keeping your WordPress blog secure with all the current updates to your install and plugins but dread attempting it yourself (or just don’t care to), I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Just contact me via my contact form and let me know what’s going on and we’ll go from there. And for the more general info, comments are always welcome.