Trying to spend a bit of family time and summer vacation leaves blogging a bit lapse. You never know how much you miss internet until you go without. Was going to put a little summertime photo with this blog, but downloads aren’t possible. Will post more as soon as possible!
|blogger vs. wordpress
Blogging? What is blogging? Well to me it’s an online type of journal. It’s also a way to get your branding out there. Show people what your thoughts, inspirations and anything else you want to show on your blog is.
How to get started? Well, for me, alot of trial and errors, hours and hours of time, plenty of cursing and wrong key punching, and finally sighs of reliefs and aha moments.
My opinion “Blogger” is the easiest way to start. It has lot’s of starter templates, color choices and an advanced (which isn’t to advanced) designer program that you just fill in the blanks. Everyone should have a blog with this program. My blog is with “Blogger”. Which brings me to my next subject:
WordPress – WordPress is also a blogging program that alot of people are using now. It’s different from Blogger because Blogger uses one template file. WordPress has smaller individual components on a “theme” that will allow me more flexibility to do more with my blog. (Whatever that is.)
Pretty soon, I’m going to try to get into the WordPress world. (Of course, just when things are getting easy for me to understand, change it!) I am going to try to change my blog over to WordPress, I’m just trying to get up the nerve. I have bought: WordPress for Dummies and have a webpage that I found that provides tutorials. (If you want a link to this webpage, click on my title above.) So if you are following my blog and you see me disappear, you’ll know why.
If anyone out there has any WordPress wisdom for “Idiots”, please forward!!
Today my goal was to find interior design blogs that I could view to be able to network with and as I was looking at them one point that came to my mind was….”I really need to up my game!”
I’m just learning how to blog, do a website, social media….etc….and it shows. I hope the others can remember their first post when looking at my site!! These great bloggers are something I will look up to…yet should I walk around carrying a professional camera or will my iphone suffice?? Any input you can give me would be helpful!!
Besides that…..looking at some of these sites/blogs is very exciting as well as seeing so much information. So much creativity!! Nothing is a secret anymore and every accomplishment is shared. No more modesty, just put it out there!! Well it’s about time!! Doing something great deserves credit and deserves to be seen, even if we give it to ourselves at first! Hard work does pay off!! Having a creative mind is an art and talent!
Jumping on the Social Media Network. I use to feel like I knew a bit about computers, but I have learned so much in the past two weeks and at the same time…feel overwhelmed and like I have learned nothing!! Like I am going backwards in my computer knowledge!! I have also learned alot about google. This is definately big brother watching! (and judging!! hopefully I am not jinxing myself on my very first blog!) I use to trust my searches. I was a pro at reviewing, researching, pricing, purchasing, etc. Now I’m not so sure. Now that I have been searching SEO’s, Social Media tools, etc. etc. reading books, articles, blogs, etc. my thinking has been a bit skewed. Maybe the people with the most computer knowlege, money, and everything else needed to put them on top of the google searches paved my way into the internet path. In the past I never went past page 3 on google to find what I was looking for. Now that I’m a bit more educated I feel like I should start on page 5 and work my way backwards to find a bit of what I’m looking for, find a bit of honesty. This internet stuff is “BIG BUSINESS” and unless your willing to take lots of time and effort and do the research and most important, “Keep it up….forever!” think twice about jumping in………
So far I have taken 3 hours to try to put a template together to make my blog look professional and it doesn’t. I wasn’t going to even type a post until it was done but I just want to accomplish something!! So for right now, don’t judge the cover……