This post was most recently updated on March 26th, 2014
WordPress blogs are my favorite! I have one and as things change, we must keep things up to date on our blog. Now I choose not to spend time on this, but rather hire someone to do it for me. I’m not a do-it-yourself kinda gal when it comes to this.
Blog maintenance and optimization is the technical side of my business. I’d rather pay to play when it comes to this.
So, where do I go when things need updating? What happens when there is a problem with a plug in?
I have some friends who have actually lost their blog sites, or had some big trouble when random techie things went wrong… as they always do! So I don’t go there because I’m not a techie! Nor do I want to spend all that time on learning curves, when I could be spending that time on my relationship building and marketing.
Here are things that I do not do because it can compromise my blog:
Back up my blog – how do I do that?
Update my blog to the latest WP version – well we all know if we don’t back it up, stuff can be lost. Do I close my eyes and just press update? That gives me a 50/50 chance, lol.
What about security? Heck there are all kinds of ways to secure my blog that I have no idea about.
And then there is Load Time: Now I was doing a check on this subject and found out that it is so important that my blog is loading in a timely fashion. It’s a key factor in how your pages and posts get ranked in the search engines. But what do I know about making my blog load faster?
SEO: OMG. That one drives me crazy!
And there is so much more to it!
If I had to figure this all out during the course of my day, it wouldn’t leave me room to roll up my sleeves and handle the core of my business which is making money! I don’t blog for fun you know! Do you?
So here’s the thing:
Are you a person that is a techie and a do it yourself blogger? Do you have all that time in the world to tinker with this stuff, and hope you got it right? Well, if you do, kudos to you my friend. Maybe you do it because you can. But couldn’t you be more effective creating great content and promoting it instead of tinkering?
I once had a neighbor who had a beautiful vintage car in his garage. He was always working on it. I asked him once why he never drove it. “I can’t… too busy working on it” he said.
If you are focused on building your online blogging business and don’t want to just hang out in the garage “fixing” it all the time, I want to introduce you to something that my friend Kimberly Castleberry has put together for us.
Kim has become my life saver! Anytime I have any tech trouble whatsoever, she has always come to rescue me and fix things. Her experience with WordPress is amazing and if you know her, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, just check out her experience on her blog, just-ask-kim (dot com).
Kim has put together a service which will save you time and give you the freedom you need to go about your business, not drown in it.
Imagine your productivity rate going higher:
Without having to worry about your blog anymore
Without touching your WordPress admin panel
Without having to think if you have done the backup or not
Without spending a fortune for someone to maintain your blogs
And how about having:
• Blog/plugin installations and upgrades
• Automatic blog backups stored on several locations for extra security
• Email support with good response times
• Blog monitoring uptime
• Blog security audits and enhancements
• Sitemap generation and submission to major search engines
• SEO audit and advice for all the blogs covered by your plan
• Google Analytics reporting for all the blogs covered by your plan
Now I’m not an affiliate of this program, but when I see a good thing I like to pass it on. Especially when it comes from a well trusted friend and a true professional.
I urge you to check out this amazing service so you can have the time, like me, to focus on what really matters in your business.
Here’s the link: http://just-ask-kim.com/services/wpmp/
Please leave your thoughts on this below in the comment section. I would love to see what you think!