Please forgive me if I'm being a jerk by 'bursting in here' and asking for some advice. Apologies ahead of time. (I have just begun my research, and will be going through all the wonderful resourced available here.)
I am a community activist. I have been using Blogger for the three different sites I maintain. But am upping the ante and am preparing to found a site with a much bigger scope (the entirety of my city), with a much bigger vision...and therefore, much bigger needs. I purchased the domain last year, but family health issues prevented me from moving forward. However, now seems to be 'the time'. : )
I love 'The Pioneer Woman', and it's a WordPress site. It has the functionality I want, especially as right now, I'm going to be Publisher, Editor, Writer and Webmaster all in one. (I do have to say that I'm not locked into it as my reference design: I am VERY OPEN to hearing suggestions about other options.)
So I guess what I'm looking for here (as I can't get in touch with Pioneer Woman herself) is some input, some comments, some suggestions as to go about building this portal for my community. I'm no dumb-bunny, I've worked in e-learning, so have at least a rudimentary understanding of 'online stuff', but would appreciate any guidance, any mentoring any kind souls might be inclined to contribute.
Thanks in advance,