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January’s Project: How do I Drive This Thing?

Just do what the guy says and we will all be safe...
Just do what the guy says and we will all be safe…

Three days into January and I’m still finding something new to do. Every day! WOO HOO! What are the bets that I can keep this up for another three days?

How about a project for the month? That sounds good to me. To quote the great Captain Picard, I’ll “Make it so.”

JANUARY’S PROJECT:

FIGURE OUT HOW IN THE WORLD DOES ONE SET UP AND MANAGE A BLOG?

(Now that I’ve dated myself with that ST-TNG reference above, I’ll get to the point…)

Hopefully, by the end of the month I will have figured out how to incorporate pictures, establish links with social media sites, choose what this blog will look like on screen (WordPress calls this the THEME, see? I am learning, YOW!) And while I figured out what a sticky post is,what the heck is a slug?

Lucky for me search engines exist, and these three sites will be great helps in this project:

From WordPress-

http://learn.wordpress.com/get-started/

A great infographic-

http://www.topwebhostinggeek.com/how-to-use-wordpress-features-and-functionalities-infographic.htm#sthash.PmdOKhSg.dpuf

And a whole ton of links and explanations from WordPress blogger Gretchen Louis-

http://gretchenlouise.com/become-savvy-inside-wordpress/

So, if you are an experienced blogger and have some great tips for a n00b like me, please share! What did you do to learn how to navigate WordPress, Blogger or your platform of choice?

Jean Luc Picard says "Here's to you, awesome n00b blogger!"
Jean Luc Picard says “Here’s to you, awesome n00b blogger!”
Everyone should try new things every day!
Everyone should try new things every day!

2 thoughts on “January’s Project: How do I Drive This Thing?

  1. I’m a n00b, too….and on a small hand held device with a man no dinky dinky keypad that changes words I type to words IT seems to think I am trying to type or that it would rather I insert…ugh! Can someone tell me, as if you are trying to explain it to Big Bird or Barney Dinosaur, within one’s “Dashboard” from an initial simple solo blog one started, what is the difference between the two functions of “start a new WordPres” vs creating a new “Blog” page, different that the create a new “Page” page option.

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