I love web development, and I love to help bloggers and business owners keep their own sites pretty & functional at Meyne.
When I started this blog, I set it up with one of the free templates from Blogger. It took a while, but I finally realized how ugly the design was. (They’re not all ugly…but I sure picked a stinker.)
The process of tweaking it took months and was still just “eh.” I was tired of asking people for free help (and they were probably tired of giving it). So I took a CSS course. I thought coding was a necessary evil and I would hate it. But it was the exact opposite. I had to force myself to not fly through the month-long course in 2 days. And I followed that course with tons of research and many more classes.
The more I learned, the more I wanted to go beyond the limitations of Blogger, so I moved the blog over to WordPress. Like I had done with Blogger, I attempted to do everything myself after switching. Another bad idea. I bit off way more than I could chew at that point and ended up really frustrated. My only option was to figure everything out as quickly as possible. And I did. The dishes and laundry piled up pretty high for a while, but WordPress was no longer a mystery–and the blog began to function properly. (And now I love to save other bloggers from the same frustrations.)
I went on to learn how to build themes (the equivalent of a template on Blogger) from scratch and made a couple for friends and family. Eventually, I built a couple themes and launched an Etsy shop with them. Just those couple themes taught me a lot though, and I took a break from the shop to streamline my process and refine the designs.
In 2015, I officially launched the Meyne website, where pre-made and custom sites, one-on-one tech support, and blog upgrades can be purchased.