As an estate planning attorney, I can’t help laughing or at least shaking my head when I see stories from colleagues, or witness personally, the problems that arise when folks try to do their own estate planning with LegalZoom and such. Well, over the last week or so I’ve come to realize I’ve been doing the same when it comes to building and maintaining my website! Last year I started using an open source platform using Joomla which allows me to build a more powerful site. There was a lot to learn, but I liked the ability to design the site myself. But without any professional assistance, I kept running into problems I could not fix, largely it turns out because I did not upgrade to the latest version—even though I thought I did! I found this out recently when I contacted a great little company called YellowWebMonkey (www.yellowwebmonkey.com) to join their monthly maintenance plan. I was really impressed with the free introductory service they provided me a few months ago, gave the plan a try, and found it’s a super deal given the value they deliver. What a great, efficient team! Now I’m a loyal client of theirs, and I can still manage and design the site myself – but more effectively with their expertise and support.