Why the road to becoming a DIY expert is bringing me down
I had the preconceived idea that once I bought a WordPress theme I’d be able to download it and start inputting information. I would not need anyone but my own writing skills to take the NEXT STEP. But that has NOT been my experience.
I was totally into Do-It-Yourself website creation by the novice. I took a class through Fresh Workshops
And I hoped the experience would improve my communication with the real people who would ultimately design and configure my site.
But that was October 2010. It is now the end of March 2011. The site is still, what can I say .... in a beta stage. I am now working with the third consultant to try to get this site up and running. And today I cannot move forward.
Here's my life lesson: The road to becoming an expert, which is what the WordPress.org site claims one can expect, has been time consuming, costly and so far disappointing. Blogger was limiting but not knowing how to use wordpress is also limiting. But in spite of me losing faith in my ability to be a true DIY-er I accept it as a small challenge I have got to get through.
I will try again tomorrow.
Are Do-it-yourself offers drawing you in? Do they keep you coming back for more? Do they deliver on their promise? What do they do for you?