To Tech Or Not To Tech?

Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) is back with the next installment in all things blogging with Blogging Insights #38“Techie or Non Techie.”

The issue at hand is pretty simple, “how technical savvy are you?”

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

How technically savvy are you?

Did you launch and set up your blog on your own or did you need help with it?

Do you feel that it is more important to have a flair for writing  or have good computer skills to be a successful blogger?

Let’s see…

How technically savvy are you?

Not terribly unfortunately.

I guess “my savviness” is directly related to what needs to be done or what is the issue that needs to be resolved.

Our MacBook Air is pretty simple – generally speaking.

But, with issues that dod pop up from time to time, we’ve turned to a friend of Lynn’s who can generally help us over the phone or via text.

I fully understand those who find the computer/techie stuff overwhelming and often intimidating. I feel like all this “computer stuff” is at times, nothing more than a foreign language that you’re trying to learn on the fly in order to solve some computer or programming issue that needed to be dealt with yesterday.

Did you launch and set up your blog on your own or did you need help with it?

I set it up and launched it by myself.

I found the entire process setting up my blog using the WordPress platform to be not that bad.

I tend to operate in the “WordPress world” using a “hit and miss” approach. In other words, I see something I might like to try or do; give it a go; if it doesn’t work as planned I might try the “help” function; and then give it another go.

Most times that approach works for me. I don’t worry too much if something doesn’t work as it should or at least as I think it should. If a WordPress issue was troubling me that much, I’m sure I could find someone out there to help figure it out.

Do you feel that it is more important to have a flair for writing  or have good computer skills to be a successful blogger?

I can’t speak to other blogs or blog formats, but I think it needs to be about one hundred percent “flair for writing” and an additional one percent “good computer skills.”

It won’t matter a “hoot” if you’re the “worlds best WordPress blog techie person”, but can’t create content that people want to read.

Most bloggers I interact with are in the “business” of creating great content, not necessarily in the business of “good/great computer skills.”

Yes, there needs to be some balance between the two, given one needs to physically create and publish a post. But, great content will always win over the computer stuff or at least it should.

As time moves along and at least for myself, I’ve learned some new things on the WordPress platform that has helped to enhance the look of my blog and such. But, to be honest I rarely even consider the “technical stuff.”

I would a fair statement to say that many of us started blogging because we had or needed to say something important. We wanted to tell and share with the world what was deep within our soul and burning to get out.

Why would or should that change?

A continued big shoutout and thanks to Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) for her neverending work on this “Blogging Insights Series” and specifically looking at “how technical savvy are you when examining your blog?”

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

3 thoughts on “To Tech Or Not To Tech?

  1. Pingback: Blogging Insights # 38 – Reblog from justabitfurther – Salted Caramel

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