You might not be aware, but I spent much of my time during last spring through the summer getting my feet wet with another website called FiggiRiggi.com. There, I wrote about propagating fig trees and learning about putting together a WordPress-based website. I learned a lot more than I thought I would. Everything from researching and choosing the right plugins, marketing, making money from blogging, and hiding affiliate links within an external link. There is a security reason behind that. I also spent much time troubleshooting problems as a result of a theme that I purchased from a web designer. Those problems were creating errors at Google Webmaster Tools. I managed to finally correct the problems with code editing and other plugins, though I might have been better off if I had chosen another theme from another designer where I wouldn’t have those problems to begin with. After stressing about that, I had to take a brief break from it to focus on other web projects and jobs. What I gained from starting a blog site was the connections with other bloggers who willingly share information for free. Although, their main purpose is to make money, so not everything is free. They are business people and have strategies that work and are not concerned much about how they went ahead and reached their success.
My fiancee recently went on a trip to visit a friend in Memphis, TN and discovered that her friend needed to upgrade her website and connected me with her. I helped to get her away from GoDaddy. Their servers were super slow for what she needed. I found a good theme that she liked and again chose to use WordPress. What she requested in the beginning was to have a website that she can go in and add her own content, much like a blog site. Her site is currently under construction, but when it’s published feel free to take a look at the site at connectingthedotsnbs.org
My first web experience with CMS websites was when I created a dating website called Smoothe Date. This site is quite fast in load time since it’s not very resource intensive. It’s light on the servers and visitors like that it operates so smoothly without errors and virtually bug free. This website is not made on WordPress, but another platform. I’m not advertising the site, but if you’re looking for a love, give Smoothe Date a try.