I’ve been learning a lot about “real” blogs.  This one is being done with word press.   I’ve learned that if you want to created a blog, you need to keep it up and be consistent.    I’ve also been told it’s best to use Word Press rather that Google Blogger. While Google Blogs are free,  they don’t get as much attention, or rankings.  At least that is what I’ve been told by those in the know.

Since I started this blog last month, I’ve found it’s not as hard or mysterious as I thought.   I acutally hired someone to set up this site, but never started using it because I was not quite sure how or what some of the things here meant.   As they say a confused mind does nothing, so for the first month or so, I didn’t start to blog.

I was talking to my good friend Ben.  He got onto a Go To Meeting webinar with me and showed me what all the things inside meant.    There are some categories down the side here that I’m not 100% sure of yet, but I think I have the typing and posting down pat.   I also learned that I don’t have to look at the screen with all the funny HTML codes.   All I had to do was click on the other tab that said visual and it looked just like a word processor.

I also learned ot insert photos.  That was not hard at all, in fact it was just the same as uploading pictures from any place.

One thing I did notice, is I was getting a huge amount of comments on my blog.   They went to a little folder where I was to look and say if they were legitimate comments.   Some of them looked real, but Ben pointed out that about 90% or more were spam.  I was really surprised by that, but he explained to me that people do that  thinking they will get more traffic to whatever they are peddling.

I guess I don’t understand why people spam like that.   I would never purchase anything from someone that sent me junk mail.   I think if everyone did the same thing, the junk would slow down or go away, as it would not be profitable.

If you’re new to blogging, and using this same system,  to add posts you simply pick the category that says “add posts”.  Real original.    You can do as I did if you want and have different categories, that you are writing about or just do a blog on just one thing.   SInce my mind is always thinking of new and different things, I chose to do multiple categories.

Word Press is kind of neat.    If you want to start a blog, I encourage you to give it a try, and see how you like it.   It’s no where near as hard as I had imagined.      Give it a try.


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