How tech-savvy do web publishers need to be?

How tech-savvy do you have to be to be a web publisher? Can you concentrate more on writing and marketing, or do you require solid knowledge of internet technology and hardware?

Thanks to WordPress, you really don't need to be all that tech-savvy. You absolutely don't need to know anything about hardware, but it helps a LOT if you're curious and passionate about internet technology.

What happens when the Offbeat Empire's server goes down

The Offbeat Empire has two servers: one for all the blogs, and then a separate smaller server for the Offbeat Bride Tribe. At exactly 1:02pm PST today, the blog server went down. I caught it the minute it happened (I was editing Stephanie's pitches for next week's Offbeat Mama posts), and here's where things went from there: