The dreaded author website…
I knew this was something I absolutely needed to do if I wanted to look professional. As a technogoober, the whole creating a website thing had me curling up in the fetal position, looking for my teddy bear. Sure, I could pay someone to do it and not give it another thought, but, as I’ve said before, I hate paying people to do something I’m capable of doing myself – or potentially capable anyway.
So I bought a book called How to Make a Website or Blog Without Coding Using WordPress by Mike Omar. His claim is that anyone can make a website in under two hours using his steps. I thought, if I could figure out this Blogspot stuff, surely I could master WordPress.
Thankfully, the book had the exact steps needed to set up a domain name and web hosting site. That was especially helpful since I was stupid and thought that I only needed a domain name. You pay for a domain name, and you are good to go, right? Nope. So I signed up for a web hosting plan, and got it connected to the domain name, thanks to Mike’s book.
He then explained how to install WordPress, and I was off to the races. I’m not going to say it was super easy since it is completely different from Blogspot, but I messed around and got the bones of the website up and going within a few hours. He was right. Ta da – almost instant website!
It’s still under construction, but you can check it out at www.mefranco.com. If you have been putting off making a website, this is an easy way to get one done. If I can do it, I know you can!