This morning I was thinking about what I was going to teach them. It made me realise that there really is nothing about this that they wouldn't understand pretty easily. Sure there are some technical things like hosting, FTP and DNS settings that I want them to understand from the get-go but it's hardly rocket science. They'll pick it up no problem.
Which led me to wonder why so many grown-ups tie themselves in knots and don't get off the ground.
A few things sprang to mind:
- analysis paralysis
- looking for guarantee of success
- perception of poor technical skillset
...none of which I expect to find in the boys this afternoon. With a little instruction last week, but without me watching over them, they've already gone off, researched their domain name and registered it with a reliable registrar. They've also chosen a suitable WordPress theme and been instructed on the no-nos surrounding the use of other peoples' intellectual property.
The next thing (this afternoon) is to transfer the DNS to my hosting server, get Wordpress installed, set up the theme and add a couple of plug-ins.
Maybe I should have made a fly-on-the-wall webinar series out of this exercise.