Pros and Cons of Using Website Builders

If you are thinking about opening a new site, you may be confused as to how you should approach the matter. Those who are familiar with internet languages and coding may want to build their own site from scratch. But someone who does not have this experience would be hesitant, and that is why so many turn to website builders like But are these sites worth it? Here is our assessment of the pros and cons of using site builders.


These services cost very little money, which means even a single person who is attempting to open an online business can have a professional site created within days.

The ability to drag and drop pictures, text and other items is so useful for those who are not familiar with coding and internet languages. Someone who has no clue how HTML works can still get the different pages of their site set up without a problem.

Most website building service providers will offer a good amount of customer service for those who are struggling or stuck on a step. If you find the process a little challenging, you can always visit the site’s customer support section.

You could email or call up someone to get help as you are designing your site. For those who are not too familiar with how websites are created and customized, having someone on call to provide assistance is invaluable. It is the difference between being permanently stuck and getting the project finished!


The biggest con to using a site builder is the lack of customization. While you can choose from so many different templates, and tweak them for your needs, you are still relying on the base template to an extent. You cannot create a site from the ground up when you are using a DIY site building service.

Here’s a spiffy alternative health idea: craniosacral therapy!

The best Craniosacral Therapist in Columbus, Ohio area is Lisa Gillespie over at Gillispie Partners in Wellness, LLC. Just thought you’d want to know! If you’d like to read up on cranial sacral therapy you can always just find the wikipedia entry and bone up.

Fun facts:

Cranioascral therapy is also known as Cranial Sacral Therapy — they’re both the same thing.

Lisa is the guru of Columbus craniosacral therapists. She’s been doing it since the nineties and there’s just no one better qualified to manipulate your skull!

It’s a form of bodywork that is fantastic, in my opinion, for addressing head injuries — no matter how old!

Key concepts include the Primary Respiratory System, the mobility of the cranial bones, Mobility of the intracranial and intraspinal dural membranes, Fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid, Inherent motility of the central nervous system. Cranial Osteopathy came before craniosacral therapy. You’ll also run across another word called palpation. Therapists say they “palpate” the cranial bones.

While there are a small number of incidences of complications with victims of traumatic brain injury (i.e. “TBI”), as a TBI victim myself, I’ve had spectacular results. I think craniosacral therapy is a superb therapy to try for victims of intracranial injury or head injury of any kind.

Isn’t it funny how if you go to the Wikipedia page on CST, what you find is that the QuackWatch goofballs have basically taken over that page, and it now subtly leaves you with the impression that cranial sacral therapy is only for fools or generally uncool people? The nerve. Anyway, something you should know about the Quackwatch folks (go ahead and Google them), is they hate absolutely anything that is not strictly orthodox medicine. At all. They think chiropractors are demons. They think vitamins are for geeks and suckers. A federal judge once tossed a case they filed out of court, calling them dweebs. Well, not dweebs, but he said something I think a reasonable person would not take as a compliment, but it’s getting pretty late as I write this.

The point is, watch out for the forces trying to tell you what to think. At least I’m honest that I’d like to convince you to give craniosacral a try, and I’m basing this on direct experience!


The End of the Occupation of Columbus?

OccupyColumbus may have one of the longest continuous occupation tents at a state capital in the United States. Today we sadly announce this: barring unexpected event or events, our occupation tent will come down Sept. 9th at 11:59 PM as a result of actions taken by the Columbus City Council which restrict the constitutional 1st [...]