Today’s lesson in my blogging course – the one I took 2 years ago and just barely passed – involved changing a blog to a website. I found this challenging because the instructor is now using WordPress.org instead of WordPress.com and the settings are different. He used something called Reading Settings which, of course, I could not find. Fortunately I did find a help section on my site and was able to use the Appearance/Customize section to change my home page to a static page.
I also set up a new page, entitled blog, which should hold all my recent posts. The only trouble was the part when he noted that the blog would be blank because filling it in would be the next lesson.
Um, Hello? I need it to be functioning today, thank you very much!
I had to read one section at least three times before I got it. I had not understood the 3rd task saying “From the drop-down next to Posts page, click” (should be blog in my case).
Wow, such a few words that I skipped over which make such a difference. This might be why I am taking this course again. I simply did not have enough background knowledge to fully understand everything that was being presented to me.
I am proud of myself for making this change. It is a great start to really making my website what I hope it will become. I was going to redo my About page, but I think it is alright for now. Small steps, just one step at a time, I will get there.
I am still Marching Ahead.
Have a wildly whimsical Wednesday everyone.