I just received this mail, replied, -and thought I'd share my reply with you guys.
|"My blog is really slowing down and not responding the way I require. I need someone to teach me some things so I'm not so dependant on others"|
1. You can check your site's performance report here: GTmetrix | Website Speed and Performance Optimization
2. Follow tips here: How to Speed Up Wordpress - The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide | IM Impact
3. You'll notice they'll recommend signing up to https://www.cloudflare.com/ which is a great idea (free account)
4. More tips (some extras not on first site) to speed up your site here: 18 Useful Tricks To Speed Up WordPress & Boost Performance
Run a report after each step on GTmetrix | Website Speed and Performance Optimization and see what difference it makes.
Hope that helps. If you're struggling let me know, you can create a user account for me in WP and I'll give you an estimate of how long the entire process will take me and provide you with a quote.
This'll take a few hours for you to follow and implement these steps yourself, some are pretty confusing but just doing the basics will help a lot.
Keep well guys