I’ve been stumbling along with this blogging stuff since February and I finally realized there had to be a better way. So, I signed up for a WordPress Course, Blogging 101. I read all of the directions, printing them out and highlighting yes-yesses and no-nos. I went to the Group’s Page and checked out fellow 101 intros and blogs. I wrote my intro but I forgot to put in the link to my blog site. I received a friendly note from a “happiness engineer” named Eric and added it in. Then I went to the Blogging 101 site, wrote my assignment and published it. In the wrong place! On the chat page. Big NO-NO. I scrolled through the conversations taking place on the page and realized that I was the only one of hundreds of blogger 101ers who had broken the golden rule.: Don’t publish to the chat page! It’s for chatting, duh! I received a message from another of the “happiness engineers” explaining how to fix it. I couldn’t. That made me very unhappy.. And so , there it stayed, glaring out at me. All 620 words of it.
Today’s assignment is to redo our Tag Line. (I think not!) It took me ages to get the Title, Tag Line and Menu right. That made me very happy. I did a little jig. So, I’m not messing around with it at this point. My thinking is that avoiding a serious blogger meltdown should be my priority today.
On a better note: I did manage to redo my “Where to Buy A Berkshire Tale” Page. This, also, made me jiggy happy because as I entered in the independent book stores and gift shops selling my book, I realized how many people have given me encouragement and support since it was published in April. I’m glad I finally can give their stores a mention.
If my learning curve takes an upward swing and I figure out how to copy and transfer the 620 words of my Blogging 101 assignment to my own site, I’ll share it with you. (Don’t hold your breath waiting.)