Change is good. WordPress is good. I love the fact that you can customize your WordPress.org theme any way you want. You can change the fonts. You can change the sidebar size. You can add cool plugins. And you can have ads if you want. Those are just a few of the many, many options!
Here’s the problem… I don’t know how to do those things. I don’t speak computer language. I just don’t get it. Ugh! Someone created a mystery language. A secret code. Words made up with signs and numbers!
But the only language I know is English. Why can I just say (type) “please move the header more to the right. Now, let’s try the font in blue. How about putting the social icons in the header area.” I would even say please and thank you.
I (stupidly) tried my hand at coding. But instead of manipulating the “coding”, I mutilated it. I watched in horror as my blog went bye-bye. I’m now on medication to help me recover from my heart stoppage. (FYI… Computer’s don’t care if you are sobbing uncontrollably, begging it to bring your blog back. It just doesn’t care.)
Hiring someone who knows this foreign language is expensive. And I can see why. Learning this language takes a genius! They know how to manipulate the signs, numbers and symbols to make your blog look beautiful and unique. I think these people have magic powers.
While I wait for my magical design fairy to fall from the sky, I’ll be saving my pennies so maybe some day I can hire a genius. Until then, I have my book “Web Design for Dummies” to read. It hasn’t helped so far. I looked for the book called “Web Design for the Sleep Deprived, the Memory Depleted, and the Technology Challenged DIY-er Who Can Only Speak English”, but they didn’t have that book in stock.