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If You Are Not An Expert In Programming and Opensource – Be Careful

From Ron H regarding a post from our sister site’s blog at Windy City Parrot

Your new format….. I can accept that you are doing Keto, but a “bird based email” (birdy brunch) should probably have bird info before all the other stuff you 2 are doing.

 

With all the spread-out interest you 2 have, you are spending less time on the basics: proper English:

 

Here’s an example from today:

 

Why are so people down and negative about free flight of birds?

 

On your pet project from the last year – it appears to be how to do websites.

 

Good for you – there’s a lot of crap out there.

 

Be careful talking about things you are not an expert in, such as programming and open-source.

 

I have been working with computers (PCs to mainframes) for almost 50 years.

 

There’s lots of crap out there from ‘experts’ that is just plain WRONG!

 

A lot of people and international corporations use open-source.

 

Nothing wrong, but make sure YOU build the executable from the source code provided.

 

Do NOT take the executable provided.

 

Frequently the executable doesn’t really match the source, and often enough the source won’t build at all.

 

Sorry for the rambling and opinions. I enjoy the birdie brunch and look forward to receiving it weekly.

 

Hi Ron,

 

Thank you for the feedback and kind words.

 

re: Your new format….. I can accept that you are doing Keto, but a “bird based email” (birdy brunch) should probably have bird info before all the other stuff you 2 are doing.

 

ESP data indicated that when we put human lifestyle comments at the bottom of the Birdie Brunch, they don’t get clicked.

 

We feel good about the positive effect keto has made to our lives and feel compelled to share our success in living a healthy life.

 

re: With all the spread out interest you 2 have, you are spending less time on the basics: proper English: Here’s an example from today:
Why are so people down and negative about free flight of birds?

 

There are 2 of us that work on the blog(s), creating between 2500 and 10,000 words of original content weekly.

 

Every post gets looked at 4-6 times at least and we’d like to think the articles are read for their information.

 

That’s no excuse but chasing perfection is a fool’s errand.

 

What I care about is this, our web site’s visibility while trying not to get run over by Amazon.

 

 

We also use Grammarly.

 

I’m an expert SEO that fully understands (and teaches) E-A-T and BERT

 

I bought my first XT PC in 1981 having 20 MB of ram and a single floppy disk – with a monochrome monitor and tractor printer for about $1300.

 

re: On your pet project from the last year – appears to be how to do websites. Good for you – there’s a lot of crap out there. Be careful talking about things you are not an expert in, such as programming and open-source.

 

I have been building and running eCommerce websites for 17 years as my sole source of income. 

​Before opensource sites, I used and learned hosted sites like ActinicMivaGoEcart3DCart, and Shopify

​Before deciding on WordPress I researched open-source platforms such as MagentoBigcommercePrestaShop, and OpenCart taking trials of each.

 

Around 2007 when you could make real money with affiliate marketing I had 110 live domains.

 

 

The current windycityparrot.com site is actually 2 open-source sites that I’ve been managing for more than 3 years. 

 

Zen cart for eCommerce and WordPress for the blog.

 

I had the 2 fully integrated by our Vietnamese developer Chu Hai.

 

I manage our site search which is (open source) https://lucene.apache.org/solr/ as well also installed by Chu, who operates https://zucando.com/

 

I don’t know how to program or code something I make clear everywhere I go.

 

Since April of 2017, I’ve been building https://www.birdandparrot.info/ as a solo gig, which is the future WindyCityParrot site.

 

 

I didn’t like the last build.

 

The new site is 7000 pages with only 2 lines of custom code I needed to format category pages in Woocommerce.

 

I currently own or manage 11 WordPress sites hosted on 2 cloud servers at SiteGround (my plan is custom at $460/mo)

 

I use Softaculous to build a WordPress site using about 3 clicks and taking no more than 30 seconds to provide a site needing nothing more than new NameServers and an SSL.

 

No need to build source code, WordPress currently in use by 75,000,000 sites worldwide.

 

I’ve recently been invited to teach WordPress development for the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with SCORE (with whom I’ve recently onboarded) early in 2020.

​So when I write Why You Don’t Know Jack About WordPress Migrations, it comes from the hardcore experience of many trials and many failures.

​You can take my words to the bank, Ron.

​Happy holidays

​Best

​MitchR

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