Believe it or not, once just a few short years ago I knew absolutely nothing about blogging.
“What are these blogs everyone is talking about?”
I even looked up the defination somewhere and saw online diary. Now why would I want an online journal? Personal stuff all over the internet, I don’t think so. I don’t even want my picture up. Then I learned more about blogs, and saw the benefit for personal and business use. So I started a blog, did the automatic install. Wrote a few posts, couldn’t find out how to even add my own custom banner, spent days researching and trying every trick in the book. Went back to doing other things.
I wanted some way to make my own business website, I wanted each page the same style, easier to just change the content. I spent way too much time learning html, css, php includes, found a web host, purchased domain names and went to work. A lot of work, and a website was born. Now websites need traffic and one of the tools to help with traffic is blogs.
No! Not the dreaded blog! So I went back to the blog, couldn’t get any of the edits to work, I called tech support. Guess what? the automatic installation was incomplete, missing parts, it wasn’t me. Finally I went to wordpress and followed instructions and re-installed the blog and it worked!! So I continued to read and learn and got my blog going.
Imagine how I felt when I realized that everything I wanted to do on a website, I could do with wordpress. WordPress was the tool I was looking for and didn’t even know it. Why did I waste time learning all that CSS, html, etc? Well, not a total waste of time, because now with the knowledge I’d gained, I could now design and edit wordpress themes at will. (Note, this is one of the K2 themes, where I just edited the graphics, changing the colors.)
Tomorrow, I’m honored to be interviewed by Heidi Richards at the First Fridayz’ Blogging for Business Event where I’ll share my thoughts and knowledge with other business owners.
1. Dial-In to your Conference Number 1-218-486-1300
2. Enter your Conference Bridge Number: 498386
You can also join us in the conference room at http://www.wecai.org/eWednesdayChat.exe
Friday at 12 Noon Eastern time. There are also have 3 other blogging experts later in the day. If you are interested in more information, visit First Fridayz
See you there!