It seems like any idiot can have their own website these days; and most of us do. You no longer need to be a genius-level computer programmer - or indeed any kind of programmer - to do this. In fact, you can get by on almost no knowledge of IT whatsoever.
There are now so many point-and-click, drag-and-drop, site-builder, page-builder, menu-builder, widget-builder platforms on the web, complete with step-by-step wizards, guides, help and tutorials, you could be a medieval peasant with a belief in the Flat Earth and sorcery and still be able to build your own website to talk about it. Perhaps with the help of a wizard.
The bar for essential skills is now very low:
- You have the literacy level of a five year old or better
- You have access to a computer (laptop, tablet, at a stretch - smart phone) and can connect it to the Internet.
- You have content to publish on a website or blog; text, images and maybe other media files such as video, audio, animation.
- You know what a web browser is and how to type in a web address
- You know how web links work (tap or click on a link to go to the thing it links to)
- You know that a web site sits on a server somewhere 'out there' on the Internet and it has a web address
- You can point and click with a mouse or tap a touch screen
- You can find enough keys on a keyboard (real or on screen) to enter text
- You can upload files to the Internet (or at least know in general how it's done)
Your site may not be pretty, or well structured, but if you have something to say, or an audience to whom to connect, you can.
So what's stopping you? RC