Be nice to me, please. I am 67 years old, and trying very hard to understand what is intuitive to most of you. I have been reading for 7 days trying to figure this out--my brain hurts!
I have read the FAQ's and tried to search the Forums, but have not found the exact answers I am looking for. If I overlooked something, please forgive me.
1- (General Blog Questions)-- Our blog is business centric, regarding China and India (travel, business, economy, etc.). (A)- Is wordpress.com the best host for a business blog or are they mostly for person commentary blogs? (B)- Is "free" wordpress.com hosting the way to go for a business blog? Or is a paid version more suited for our blog?
2- I think I understand what people are talking about with SEO. Is WordPress automatically SEO, or do I need to do something?
3- I have read the information on "Widgets" and understand how to place them on the blog...but I still not understand their "Functions". I think it may be that I am older and do not understand the "lingo" used to describe the functions of the Widgets.
Could someone put these in "1980's terminology" for me?
---Also, if you have suggestions of the Widgets that are best for our blog? -- We really like this blog, and would like to emulate it's Functions/Widgets and layout if we could ( http://www.china-briefing.com/blog/ ). (What Widgets are on that Blog???)
4- We are having someone create a website for us as well. Do we "link" the Blog to our Website??? Or is this not necessary? I am quite lost on this whole "linking" topic.
5- If we would like to "customize" the blog template offered on WordPress.com, is there someone that we can pay to do this for us? We might wish to emulate the colors used on our website and add our logo.
Thank you so very much. I do appreciate any help at all.
Remember, you will all (hopefully) reach my age and beyond, and you will struggle to understand something like this along the way. Advising me is good karma for your future.