Here I am. This is me.
Wow! Feels great to see your own blog up on the internet. Amazing!
For a new blogger, it’s an exhilarating experience. I’d like to share mine.
It started off a couple of days after New Year’s Eve. Well it had been on ma mind for quite some time now, enticed by the pop-up ads of “create your stunning website”. Decided to give it a go as a New Year’s resolution, and going by the history of resolutions, well…. :)
I have not been in touch with my “IT side” since we migrated to Dubai. And the practical implementation of my Internet & Multimedia course limited to doing up flyers for this UK based company back in my native. That being a l-o-n-g time ago, I wasn’t motivated to have a know-how of what was happening with the IT world as it had no affect my non-IT job here.
I say this because I have understood that (and am still comprehending) it is a l-o-t of hardwork if you are not tech-savvy and/or have not kept abreast with the latest tech developments.
I took it up as a challenge to try to develop my site by myself, instead of hiring a Web Developer.
Here, i am.
Dejected, I altogether thought of dropping this plan. I did not. This is what I did:
Thanks to SiteGround I am able to see my site up again. I got my SSL certificate just like that in comparison to my previous webhost, where I had to provide proof of my residence, etc. I opted to get a new domain assuming the previous one was jinxed.?
Their support system is very efficient with immediate live chat and responses, tickets are responded to faster that you’d expect and their user-friendly website builder ( I tried WordPress first, but din’t work for me) this one suits my purpose.
But everything has its pros and cons. I prefer being transparent than simply recommend my webhost. Their staff have been regularly providing me tutorial links to my queries, but they do not do the HTML coding bit. You need to be a programmer or hire a web-developer for that, they say. They have their expertise in Web Hosting services only.
Had I known this earlier, I would’ve only taken a domain and looked for a web-developer (maybe).
Listing down, from my experience, what you should be doing before starting your own website (if you are a non-tech-savvy person like me):
Nevertheless, I am happy with how this is turning out, my site is still in it’s infancy and has a long way to go.
This is where you can reach SiteGround if you’d opt for their web-hosting after weighing your options: https://www.siteground.com/
If you have a passion for what you are doing, don’t let one failure discourage you, take it up as a challenge and give another go. During this entire process, I have learnt a lot about the terminology of analytics, hosting, development, SEP, etc. There’s nothing more stimulating than increasing your knowledge about what you like. I still have a lot of catching up to do.
If you are planning on putting up your own site, hope you found this blog helpful. If you din't, please hire a developer :) But if you did, please share ! Chow !!
27-7-18: *It's about 6 months since this blog was posted, have been able to gel several new ideas into the site since AND the learning process is on..
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