shirleyI’ve been involved with computers in one way or another for quite a long time, probably about 25 yearsever since we turned on our first PC in fact. In those days, Windows was very new so much of my early knowledge was gained through learning DOS.

Since those early days I’ve lost count of the courses I have taken, covering website design, image manipulation,writing courses,  Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Video Editing, DVD production, way too many to go into here, even to this day, my leisure reading is quite likely to be a computer /software/ course manual of some description. I think ‘Geek’ is probably a pretty good description of me and looking back on photos of myself over the years, I usually seem to have a camera or video camera in my hands.

From 2001 to 2005, I spent 4 years producing and editing videos and photos of the sports events at ACS Cobham, it was a HUGE project as each semester I produced the presentation that was shown on big screens on awards nights. I then developed DVDs from the production that was sold to parents in order to add to the funding for support groups for the student athletes. I loved every minute of this although it certainly took up a huge portion of my life.

Moving on from this, I continued with website development firstly using Dreamweaver, but then moving on to my website design software/content management system of choice, WordPress. I currently own and run over 100 WordPress sites on various topics, but my main focus is on building up my WordPress training site WordPress HELP for Small Businesses together with our sister site that focusses on the Social Media aspects of running your own business: Dragons Social Media & Marketing