“I just want to make the pretty things and write all of the words!”
That was my lament to a group of precious blogging friends a couple of weeks ago when I was up to my eyeballs in issues with what we refer to as the ‘back-end’ of blogging. It’s the side of things that we very rarely talk about in blog posts and for good reason. It’s not pretty. In fact, a lot of the time it’s downright ugly. Kind of like my own back-end. 😉
Years ago, when I began blogging, I had NO idea how much technical jargon would soon be apart of my life. It wasn’t long before words like HTML and SEO and cPanel were apart of my regular vocabulary and when my son asked ME instead of his dad to help him with an online coding class I knew that I had reached a new level. And I may have gloated just a bit.
The fact of the matter is that in order to be successful at anything we do, we have to put effort into learning everything we can about it. I really just want to do projects and write stories but that’s not all there is to this blogging thing. So, begrudgingly, I’ve had to learn more about the technical side. But, most of the time, it’s been a lot of trial and error. Actually, there’s probably been more error than anything else.
When we began blogging, most of our connections were with other newer bloggers and we were all trying to figure out this thing together. What we really needed was someone who understood the technical side AND was a blogger as well.
What we really needed was Lesley Clavijo and her new e-book ‘What the Tech?’.
Whether you are brand new to blogging or have been at it for years, you know that what you need most is for someone to demystify the technical side and put the power in your hands to manage your blog yourself.
Lesley breaks things down into very easy to understand steps covering everything from blog design to coding. And, as a blogger herself, everything is written in a language that all of us can understand. We cannot say enough about how much she has helped us over the years and how grateful we are for her wisdom and expertise.
There are 3 different packages you can purchase based on your needs; Basic, Advanced and Master. You can read more details about these packages here.
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Making the pretty things and writing words from my heart are my favorite parts of blogging. But, oddly enough, I’ve often felt the most successful when I’ve tackled the challenges that are the most intimidating and conquered them.
And we’re so grateful that we’ve had Lesley to help us tackle those challenges! Visit her blog, Chaotically Creative, for more techie tips along with fantastic DIY projects, crafts and recipes.
(This post contains affiliate links but all opinions are 100% my own)
My biggest challenge is time. I have ideas but since I work, very little time to execute them.
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
I sure wish I’d had this book when I started out, but I’ve found it to be a great resource for tending to some of those back end issues now!
Hope Williams says
I knew there were things that go on behind the scenes that were not so pretty or fun! There always is in most anything anyone does. But once you learn how to swing at those curve balls, you are in the game! When you conquer hitting those curve balls, you can win the game! I have tossed around the idea simply because less than $700 a month on disability just does not cut it. The income would help us so much. But…… Kudos for not giving in and thank you for all you give. You both are a class act and I feel blessed for having found y’all! Blessings to you both, Hope
heidi @ Decor & More says
The techie stuff is absolutely my biggest challenge! Thanks for hosting!
Tracey B says
My biggest challenge is getting started. I am so overwhelmed by the technical aspect (even though it don’t consider myself technically challenged) that I feel intimidated about taking the plunge. Content is not a problem – I just need to not feel like I’m walking in the dark!
Diane | An Extraordinary Day says
“The unknown.” And seriously… stuff like coding and other technical jargon is pretty much the unknown for me. How I managed to set up a blog and run it all these years pretty much amazes me. God is good. I would love a resource that puts the coding info and details before me so I don’t have to search through “boards” and endless posts for my answers, always wondering if I’ve got it right. My fingers are crossed for a win.
Have a blessed day!
Jann from Newton Custom Interiors says
The technical part of blogging is definitely my biggest challenge! I am an older blogger (55 years old), and so I didn’t grow up with all of the technology that we have today, including computers. Thanks for the giveaway!
My biggest challenge is photography
Heidi @ SimpleeThrifty says
The tech stuff is mt biggest challenge because it’s so time consuming!
I realize there’s a whole ‘nother world out there in the technicalities of blogging that I know precisely zilch about– would love to read and learn. 🙂
Emily @ Table & Hearth says
I’ve been needing this very thing for so long now! So happy someone put it all into a book 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!
Thanks so much for sharing and hosting! You and your sis are the best! Good luck to everyone entering.
The back end kills me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I entered but it only gave me ne option to leave a comment. I will have to o back and check to see if there are more ways to enter cause momma needs this 🙂
At The Picket Fence says
Hey friend! I just went in and added another entry option! I’ll be going through and letting all of the entrants know. 🙂
Hmmm….this sounds right up my alley. As a newbie to the blogging world, I find that the technical side is what gives me the most grief. I may have to check this out! Thanks for the referral!
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
I’m debating the switch to WP so this would be a huge help!
My biggest challenge right now is organizing my time. With 2 kids – 4 and 1, life is chaotic to say the least! I find it hard to sit down and focus on the back end of blogging, like getting the “perfect” look that I want for my blog. Trying to pick it back up after a long break, and I’m finding SO MUCH has changed in the past few years.
I could really use this so I stop bugging Vanessa with all my questions! 😉 The hardest part is knowing all the tools to get visitors, subscribers, and subsequently advertisers and sponsored posts. Also, what to charge for reviews and ad spots is all confusing, as well as the legal info to put on the website.
Diane Mansil says
New to the blogging thing and it’s all mystifying for now.
Beth Ann says
I think my biggest current struggle is definitely the technical side! I have drop offs galore at my site, so I need to drop my bounce rate and keep them around!
Janis Stufflebean says
I have wanted to blog for years. Just too intimidated by the tech “stuff”!!
Going blog tech broke…I really could use a book like this.
My biggest challenge is setting up my website! It is so much harder than I thought! This book would be such a help!
Sandie Luck says
WOW!! What a resource for those of us wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of blogging!! Thank you for sharing!
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
My biggest challenge is definitely the tech part….I have to hire someone to assist me….hey, I learned to type on a manual typewriter and have never had any computer training…so I am so tech challenged!!
This book/source sounds amazing!
Judy E says
I have tried, unsuccessfully, to keep a blog going. Frustration has stopped me every time. With this resource, I think I could do it, at least a whole lot better than on my own!
I am literally just starting out and my biggest issue is getting it all together.
My biggest challenge is just doing it. The technical stuff makes me a little anxious, but not nearly as much as just taking the plunge.
The technical part is very challenging and so little time to try to filter what I really need to know just to get started would be a blessing.