Are you overwhelmed by your WordPress website? Do you feel stuck in the technological learning curve?
Are you frustrated by terminology you don’t understand? Are plugin updates and HTML widgets paralyzing your progress?
I believe the tech side of your blog doesn’t have to keep you from writing.
Your blog should not add more stress to your life. You don’t need to stay up late working on your website unless you’re loving every minute of it.
What Bloggers Are Saying
“I like to believe I’m computer literate. But when the joy of writing ended in a technological battle, I knew I needed help. Gretchen brought my computer literacy up to date and remains my trusted technology resource.”
“When it comes to blogging, my biggest challenge has always been the technology curve, which is why I love working with Gretchen. Not only does Gretchen solve some of my biggest techie-type-problems, but she also teaches me along the way. Gretchen is a master at communicating ‘all things technology’ in a way I can understand.”
-Denise J. Hughes
“Gretchen has the heart of a teacher and is gracious with those of us who do not speak code as a native language.”
What if someone took you step by step through each blogging process until it became second nature? What if you could login to your dashboard armed with a working knowledge of WordPress? Imagine having the confidence to operate your website with ease.
What if you had a mentor you could turn to when you were in over your head technically speaking? Imagine being able to turn over your website problems to someone with experience and expertise.
I have been the designated tech support for friends and family since dial-up internet. I made my grandma personalized tutorials to help bring her and Grandpa’s business into the digital age. At 19, my first real job was helping a state representative’s wife keep connected with their constituents over her new-fangled laptop. She called my step by step directions her computer recipes; I told her that as long as she didn’t put the computer in the oven, she’d be safe from meltdowns.
I started blogging in 2003 because I wanted to form a real time connection with the people who subscribed to my self-published magazine. I stayed up late at night learning HTML to create my website. My family viewed the hours I spent on the computer as a mysterious waste of time, but I pressed forward because when I write, I feel His pleasure.
As a young mom, time became the most challenging aspect of blogging because I didn’t have internet at home. I literally had to go to my neighbor’s to download tutorials which I would then study back at home on my couch while my babies slept, teaching myself everything from HTML to permalink redirects. Eventually I developed the most efficient systems to get my blog on autopilot so that I would be free to write my heart out when the internet finally came to our little farm.
When my friends asked me questions about blogging, I started writing posts to help guide them through the technical aspects of WordPress. Now, I use my blog to help others who are in the same spot I was. I love the challenge of putting technical jargon into plain English. I simplify blogging tasks into easy to follow, step-by-step instructions so that you can focus on the real reason you’re blogging.
How can I help you?
Whether you want a whole new look for your website or just need a widget area adjusted, I’m here to take care of your WordPress projects, including:
- WordPress Theme Customization
- WordPress Problem Solving
- Email Service Migration
- Blogger to WordPress Migration
But if you like to DIY, I’ll gladly walk you through the process. Be sure to check out my tutorials, where I blog like I write post cards: friendly and concise.
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Want to learn the language? Check out my Blogging Dictionary.
Just need some encouragement on your blogging journey? Read this.
“I felt overwhelmed and had considered quitting. But Gretchen put me at ease from our very first email conversation. It was like an old friend had come to my rescue! She asked the right questions and worked diligently to help me achieve the results I hadn’t even known how to envision. Most of all, I’m enjoying blogging more now than ever.”
“I often feel lost when it comes to the back end of my sites, but Gretchen never fails to step in and rescue me. Whether it’s a simple question — like what plug-in to use for my current needs — or a major help-I-just-turned-my-whole-site-white emergency, Gretchen has promptly fixed the problem. She’s basically my virtual knight on a white horse!”
Have a question right now?
Tweet me @gretlouise. I’d be glad to help!