One of the questions that a neophyte blogger might have is how much time he will have to invest in learning the WordPress blogging platform before he becomes proficient. I can assure you that the process of learning WordPress will be quick and relatively painless, and there is absolutely no reason to be intimidated by the software.
WordPress is so intuitive and easy to navigate that most people will be able to learn the basics without ever having to refer to a guide or manual. The simple things like adding your first post, editing comments, and adding widgets are easy to understand and there is even a helpful guide within the WordPress system itself that walks you through these things.
The first time I installed WordPress, I published my first blog post and had my site up and running literally the same day. Sure it will take longer to learn the more advanced features of WordPress, but you should have your head wrapped around even those features within a few months, easily.
While the basic WordPress functions are simple and easy to understand, much of the real power of WordPress comes from advanced plugins which can be installed. These plugins add functionality such as speeding up the page load of your website, inserting AdSense ads, etc.
Some of these plugins are complex and it takes a while to master them. Mainly there are just so many plugins, literally thousands of available free plugins, that it takes a lot of time wading through them and testing them to find which ones match your needs best.
Mastering WordPress is of course a work in progress and you will pick things up as you go. But as far as getting a blog up and running, learning WordPress is really the easy part. The more difficult part of the process is creating the content.
In order to be a successful blogger, you need to have something to say and you need to be able to communicate that information clearly and with a bit of personality. This is really what distinguishes you from every other blogger on the Internet, and keeps visitors coming back to your blog for more. That is what is going to make you successful in the blogosphere.
It’s important to keep in mind, also, that you don’t have to understand everything about WordPress in order to get started. The key is taking action. So just go ahead and get your first post up on your blog and keep them rolling out. It doesn’t have to be perfect at the beginning.
Dedicate yourself to learning a bit more about WordPress with each passing day. There are tons of WordPress guides available for free on the Internet. And remember that Google is your friend. Any question about WordPress can easily be answered with a quick Google search.
I can assure you that there is not a better choice of blogging software out there than WordPress. It’s free, highly stable, and easy to learn. So start the ball rolling today by installing WordPress and publishing your first blog post.