So I often gets some version of the “I am set in my ways” or “this is all so new to me excuse”. I am going to tell you now it is NONSENSE and I have little time for it. None of this stuff is really hard and the parts that are hard (like programming) you can outsource and let some propeller head do it for you.
What set this episode off though was a listener not using WordPress because in their own words they are an “old dog”, however, what they were trying to do was not only less effective but far more difficult to do, in fact I don’t even understand it.
Such it often is! I can’t tell you how many people that say, “I am trying to learn about all this stuff before I get in over my head”. BULLSHIT! Get in over your head right now, it is a metaphor you won’t drown, you won’t break anything and when you first start out NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO YOU ANYWAY. There is no way and I mean no way to learn this stuff by watching or reading or anything like that. Those things are to teach you what can be done and how to think about it. You will only learn by doing them.
Such is the case with installing and using WordPress, it takes less than 2 minutes and filling out a form to install WordPress on any Cpanel based hosting account. No excuses here is a video so if you want to blog get some cheap hosting from HostGator and then use this video to get started.
I also cover some thoughts about WordPress Themes and Plugins and learning to istall and use them today along with some thoughts on tags vs categories and how to use them as well.
Resources for Today
- HostGator Hosting
- Installing a WordPress Blog in 2 Minutes Flat
- The Atahualpa Theme – Just Search Atahualpa in the Install Themes Area of WordPress
- How to Install a WordPress Theme – One Way
- How to Install a WordPress Theme – The Super Simple Way