The WordPress blogging course 201’s done. I’m not, let’s start an aftermath series.
I can’t tell you upfront the number of posts the series will be. Let’s wait and see.
In a two-week period you aren’t suddenly a better blogger. You might think you are and then it hits you. I got the info handed out, but I’m basically still the beginner with lots of work to execute.
Don’t lean back now! Daily assignments don’t show up anymore as a reminder. You have to come up with your own. That I told myself right after.
Well, tell us. How much assignments have you done so far? How far you progressed?
I thought the challenge would keep me going in continually addressing how to blog better and to offer a more appealing website. That I got right. I thought I would welcome people who similarly want to achieve smaller goals or even details in assignments as well. That I miscalculated.
According to plan and said date, I came up with a, I admit, quite a lengthy post. Task one, and about my efforts to create the beginning of a better looking front page. If you have some time left in a, I’m sure, busy schedule, you could read my trial and error in this matter.
My hope was to inspire others to join me in working away backlog tasks. I hoped to see summary comments with a link about theirs. I’m sure people are out there in the same achieving boat as I am. Probably I picked the wrong time for this challenge. January is usually resolution month. This period people are too busy with other projects, studies and exams.
It’s still a win-win challenge for me. I achieve what I set out to make happen.
I joined two starting networks with participants of the blogging course and I’m active in brainstorming about those blogs. On one of them I handle the biography and the link page. We had so much fun in the commons area, we didn’t want to lose that fun. Therefore we joined brains on two new website blogs, to stay in touch and establish a network of creative and/or writing bloggers.
The volunteer task brought me to my biography page. That could be improved. I decided to change the existing page and come up with a different approach. Now it’s a structure page, referring to two other post-pages. When needed, I easily can expand.
Most people handle a blogroll, aka a link list, in a widget on their website blog. I don’t. I’ve added a link page, in progress, as an option visible with the mouse point on the blog button in the black menu, on top of my page.
That menu has become a thorn in my eye. It bothers me that it’s loose from the white space beneath. I’m in the process of replacing that menu. When I’m ready to implement, I’ll add a clickable image leading to that link page on my home page. Then the black top menu will disappear. It has lost its role by then.
This aftermath series isn’t all about me. You could pick up on information I discuss and use that to your advantage for your website. Questions? Feel free to ask them.