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WordPress Not Your Thing? You've Got A Friend In Me

WordPress Not Your Thing?  You've Got A Friend In Me - Ann Again and again

I hate Wordpress.  Just hate working with it.  HATE!

I had been blogging for 7 years when I decided to take make a change with my review blog (AnnAgainandagainReviews.com).  I had read so many testimonials from other Bloggers who said how much they loved WordPress and how it helped them gain exposure and generate more income.  Cool!  I had been with Blogger since my beginning and was getting spooked by many who claim Blogger would "do me wrong" somehow.  I felt confident that it was time to make a switch so, with the help of a professional, I made the switch from Blogger to WordPress.org 1 year ago.  And... I've regretted it ever since.

Do you like code?  Are you technical? Well then WordPress is the place for you!

Hey, after being on Blogger for 7 years of course I changed code in my program and added things to my site so I thought being on WordPress would be no problem.  But crap!  WP is not for the faint of heart, or perhaps I just wasn't loaded with the WP gene.  After being with my new host for a couple of weeks I did a plug-in update and *boom*.  My site was gone.  After generous help from a fellow Blogger, and guidance from my domain host tech, 2 hours later it was back.  My first plug-in update?!  And it crashes?!?  I was not pleased.

As the months rolled along I tried my best to understand how WP works (tutorials, attended a conference, went to Meet Up groups) but I realized it wasn't working for me.  And, I was becoming afraid of my blog!  How ridiculous is that?  Every time it stated that a plug-in needed to be updated I panicked that it would crash my site again.  Yes, I have a backup happening but still.

And then, 3 weeks ago, I logged onto my WP self hosted blog and noticed that not only was my background image gone but - my custom made header was gone.  The options weren't even there on my dashboard.  Just vanished.  My domain host couldn't help me.  WP forums kept stating that I "must have done something" and the pro that converted my site said that they would charge me $45 to have a look around to see what they could find.

Finally I received help from a patient person in a WordPress.org forum and I, at least, was able to add code to have my header visible.  Way too much time spent looking at a dashboard that wasn't making any sense which has lead me to firmly state - I hate WordPress.

For those that enjoy it, more power to ya'.  I wish my brain clicked like yours.  However, it doesn't, and I'm left with a site that has me logging in with crossed fingers, holding my breath.

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