I have been out of blogging for a while because I decided it was the time for me to do some reading and learning. Now that I'm back, I'm happy to share with you what I have read in the past weeks. Let me start with this book by Ciprian Gherghescu.
I've been with Blogger for more than a year and I've been maintaining my Jaydemia website for more than 4 years now. As most of us already know, Wordpress is also one of the most used blogging tools and I was determined to find out more about it. This book with a very direct title and a Step by Step style seems to answer the endless questions I have as a Wordpress newbie.
I like that the book has short chapters, illustrations, budget examples and links of service providers. It even gives advice on how and where to a list your new website for more exposure.
Over all though, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the book. As someone who do not have prior knowledge about Wordpress, this book hasn't fully explained what Wordpress is in a manner that can easily be understood. Also, the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org what not given much attention.
After reading the book for a dozen times, there were questions that seemed left answered such as:
1. Is Wordpress a website template tool which I just add when I have my domain and hosting?
2. What's the difference of just having a Wordpress account?
3. What make is more affordable than using the templates provided by hosting services?
In the end, I suggest that a simplier manner is always better for a how to book. Specifics are very important. If the writer has gone through the process of actually creating an example website like that of a hair salon from getting a domain name to finish with illustrations, it will be most beneficial to the reader.I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.comhttp://www.tomoson.com/?code=BOTTOMb1eb5337de269c98b65710dcdd830ee1">Tomoson.com>. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.