You know how you'll achieve a state of flow when the task at hand is just at the very upper limit of your capabilities? You can solve the problem, complete the task, if you push yourself beyond that limit or excel at something else that is needed, like patience or resourcefulness, even if you don't have the capability.
First of all, fuck Wordpress.
Second, thank god for WordPress.
Seriously. I don't think I've ever had to push myself with anything like this since graduating from university. (That actually might not be true, but that's a story for another time.) The pros of the website-creating software significantly outweigh the cons. Don't believe me? Just listen.
- Just downloading and activating a theme is not enough - you need to set it up properly.
- Getting the IP directory right is a pain in the butt.
- Making sure the links work right is a pain in the butt.
But what is a little pain in the butt compared to the pros?
- You actually have to figure something out for once in your life.
- After realizing you can find the answer to pretty much anything by simple googling, you get an amazing sense of infinite resourcefulness.
- When you finally get it right, it was because of you. Feel pride.
- The finished site looks amazing.
- Updating the site once the initial setup is done is so easy your butt forgets the pain ever existed.
- Producer mentality.
- Creative outletting.
- It's free.
- It's SEO friendly. (Unlike Ghost, the bastard of a software on which this WIP site is based.)
So while I'm having some irritating problems with getting my website to look exactly like I want it, at least I know there's light at the end of the tunnel.
A brand, an outlet, a statement.
P.S. Paying a pro to set up your website would be easier, but so much less rewarding in terms of personal development.