DOES THE TECHNICAL SIDE OF BLOGGING SCARE YOU?
You are not alone.
Ready to Conquer Your Fear?
You've got the BLOGGING BUG. You’re ready to roll. But you're scared of all the technical pieces that you need to keep your blog running smoothly.
What you need is a step-by-step guide and a supportive environment that teaches YOU how to run, manage, design and fix your blog. How great would it feel to save money and learn new skills?
Afraid of Messing up Your Blog and not being able to fix it yourself. Therefore spending more money.
Not ready to outsource yet, so you need to learn how to do the bulk of the tech work on your own.
Intimidated by all the themes, plugins, tools and other mechanics.
Overwhelmed and Confused by all the technical lingo. You feel like you will never understand.
Do Any of These Sound Familiar?
If You Can Relate to Any of These Things Keep Reading
When it comes to the technical side of blogging you are.....
Want the freedom and confidence to run your blog on your own without the frustration.
Don’t want to pay thousands of dollars to have someone design and maintain your blog.
Know what you want and just need the tools and advice from someone who has been in your shoes.
You want to design and maintain your site on your own because you....
but it doesn't have to be!
When I started blogging in 2011 I knew NOTHING about technology. I started blogging thinking it would be an easy outlet for all of my creative endeavors. Blogging quickly became my passion and obsession. But I didn't quite realize how much technology was involved in blogging. Crazy, right?
Many long nights were spent learning everything I could about blogging and the technology behind it! Within a short amount of time I went from fearing technology to LOVING it! I found it challenging yet invigorating.
It didn't happen overnight, and it didn't happen without a lot of moments of pure frustration. But, through tons of trial and error I learned how to customize my blog, troubleshoot and code. With every mistake I learned what NOT to do. The more I learned the less frustrated I was and the more I enjoyed blogging.
The past few years I've helped hundreds of bloggers with their tech questions, issues and emergencies. I know your struggles and frustrations. I want to help! My goal is to take you step by step through the technical side of blogging. I want you to see technology as your greatest strength not something that holds you back. I promise if I can learn the technical side of blogging YOU can TOO!
"For so long, I had been terrified of the technical side of blogging and was afraid of destroying my site from working on coding myself. I thought the only way was to hire a pro for even the smallest jobs. Lesley does a phenomenal job of breaking down step-by-step instructions for all levels of bloggers, explaining the terminology, and making blog design not so scary. I would have never been able to learn any of it without this ebook. " -Lauren, Bless’er House
The technical side of blogging can be frustrating
There are so many tools and resources available to bloggers. How do you know which ones are the best? I rely on trusted business and friends and my own personal experience. My list of carefully selected tools and resources is full of reliable and vetted sources. I take the guess work out of it for you.
What You Will Learn
How would you like to have the confidence to be able to manage and maintain your blog all by yourself? Through this course you will gain that confidence and have a better understanding of what to do to prevent problems from occurring and what to do in the event an issue arises.
Blogging is supposed to be fun but often times you find yourself frustrated. With "What the Tech?" we will address your technical fears and frustrations and walk through them together. This course will give you the confidence and skills to conquer even your biggest fears.
Learn how to design your brand from start to finish. Starting with how to find inspiration, to creating a logo and finally designing your very own brand board. We also cover the different programs you can use for your design. Lastly, we'll discuss all the ins and outs of licensing for fonts and graphics.
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to learn something new and not understanding all the language or lingo. Get ready to grow your technical blogging vocabulary and gain a deeper knowledge of blogging terminology. Blogging will become a lot easier when you understand the language.
How to Conquer Your
Blogging & Technical
Where to find the best tools
How to Maintain Your Blog
How to Design Your Brand
How to Code with CSS & HTML
Blogging is suppose to be fun but oftentimes you find yourself frustrated. With "What the Tech?" we will address your technical fears and frustrations and walk through them together. This course will give you the confidence and skills to conquer even your biggest fears.
"What the Tech? is your one stop shop for a cohesive and technically sound blog. Lesley’s cracked the code (pun intended) to empower bloggers to establish their own brand identity and to understand the mechanics of their sites. What the Tech? gets into everything confusing about blogging: hosting and coding and graphic design and branding. You name it, Lesley covers it. Lesley easily and clearly takes you from establishing an online identity (and how to literally create your brand) to building your site and installing a theme to coding all the bells and whistles that will make your blog one-of-a-kind. Lesley’s enthusiasm for the technical side of blogging is contagious so get ready to fall in love with coding and HTML and CSS and more!"
Ready to Get Started?
I love blogging, but I don’t know a lot about the technical side. When Lesley told me she was writing a book about the technical and design side of blogging, I was so excited to read it. What the Tech answers your tech and design questions, including how to change your website header (something I was struggling with), which plugins are best (and how many you should be using) and how to create a cohesive look (colors/fonts) for your website. Lesley has a way of explaining the technical side in an uncomplicated, easy-to-understand way, and her positive, encouraging attitude of “we can do hard things!” is contagious. I’d definitely recommend What the Tech. Plus, the Master Package gets you access to Lesley’s secret Facebook group to connect with other bloggers and share ongoing technical and design tips! -Meg, Green With Decor
Take a Peek Inside What the Tech?
Do I have to be a blogger to benefit from What the Tech?
Without a doubt the Master Package is the best value. The Facebook community alone is worth the price of the package. The videos are for new and seasoned bloggers alike. However, I understand and respect all budgets. If you are a brand new blogger the Basic and Advanced packages are great and you can always upgrade in the future.
"Would you like to understand how your blog works and how to tweak things to fit your brand? Does coding look like a foreign language to you? Lesley takes confusing things like blog design and HTML and shows you how easily you too can use them to your advantage, and maybe even have fun doing it!"
~Hannah, Seeing the Lovely
What package is the best
The short answer, no. But I will say that a lot of this book is based on self hosted Wordpress site design. However many of the lessons like logo, brand design, HTML, CSS and more can be used for any platform.
What if I want to upgrade my package after my purchase?
Absolutely not! In fact this book is for anyone interested in learning more about blogging. What the Tech? covers everything from how to start a self-hosted blog to designing your brand and customizing your site with code, plus much more!
Do I need to be blogging on Wordpress.org?
Ready to get started?
*Note: Information in the tutorials is demonstrated on the self-hosted WordPress platform.
"What the Tech? is the perfect handbook for new and experienced bloggers alike. Lesley not only provides a step-by-step guide to setting up your blog, but she takes it several steps further, showing you the ins and outs of choosing your blog design theme, establishing the design elements for your design and branding, and then guiding you into incorporating those design elements into the blog theme of your choice. Her excellent tutorials will leave you confident that you can perform tasks such as changing color options, working with fonts, and adding code to your back-end without breaking your site. Read it and you’ll have the confidence you need to update and maintain your site without paying a technician for simple changes." ~Lani Padilla, Simply Fresh Vintage
14. Sharing Plugins |15:52
15. Secret Pinterest Board | 9:31
16. Fonts and Licensing | 13:59
17. Designing In PicMonkey | 12:42
18. Designing in Illustrator | 14:29
19. What is HTML? |13:11
20. Simple Edits and Hooks | 7:57
21. What is CSS? | 8:26
22. Installing Google Fonts | 5:42
23. Resizing Your Header | 7:04
24. Google Development Tools | 10:30
25. cPanel | 5:22
26. FTP | 5:14
6. Choosing A Genesis Theme | 7:41
7. Installing and Initial Set up of Genesis | 13:34
8. Setting Up Your Genesis Child Theme | 17:31
9. Plugins | 6:46
10. Genesis Enews Extended | 7:45
11. Simple Social Icons | 7:28
12. Regenerate Thumbnails & Slider | 14:55
13. Setting up Home Page | 7:09
Lesley Clavijo is the author of the blog, Chaotically Creative. A lifestyle blog about diy, organization and her chaotic life! As a mother of two boys and a wife to a devoted husband she tries to find a balance between her passion for creating and keeping things from reaching mass chaos. With over 20 years experience in the early childhood education field Lesley’s passion for teaching exceeds beyond a classroom full of little ones. Her experience teaching educators brought about a new passion, working one on one with women entrepreneurs. As a life long educator her sole purpose is to inspire, teach and empower women so that they may have the careers and passions they dream of.
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19 Chapters | 280 Pages
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