That thing called “Blog Admin”…

Yes, okay I admit it. When I first began blogging, I was naive enough to think I would write a post, upload it, and that was that. Oh so so naive of me! I did not realise then that blogging also consisted of the techy stuff. That *stuff* they call html or coding or php and all sorts!

Yesterday, I spent the entire day doing Blog Admin, which is apparently a “thing” you have to do when you are a blogger! The entire day I was trying to enhance my blog appearance by having excerpts (It took me an hour to first figure out the “summary thing” I wanted was actually called “excerpts”) on my home page instead of the complete post. Yes, the entire day (in between entertaining Baby Z)! Because that is how illiterate I am when it comes to blog admin. I came as close to changing the entire theme of my blog, so you can imagine how hopeless I was feeling by that point!

In the end I gave up scrolling through all the foreign computer language on the internet and whatsapped my techy genius cousin back in England, who proceeded to give me a solution that worked. Hooray! Except…this was the same “solution” that I had in fact tried out earlier in the day,only it had not worked earlier because I had not clicked Update. You can imagine my frustration of having wasted precious time that I could have spent writing a blog post instead!

I guess what I am trying to say in this post is that blogging isn’t as easy as it sounds, but I have learnt so much already. Most importantly though, I am still learning, and I really enjoy that. I know that I have only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to blogging. There is still A LOT of techy stuff to get frustrated over learn. Blogging has been such a steep learning curve for me, and I am so proud to have acquired all these new skills and learn more and more about the computer world each day!

Also in case I have one of those Blog Admin fail days again, I am going to have that techy genius cousin of mine on speed dial!

Life with Baby Kicks

20 thoughts on “That thing called “Blog Admin”…

  1. Goodness, I hate it when you find the solution hours before but forget to press update… definite face palm moment! I need to have an admin day soon… just so darn fiddly! #TwinklyTuesday

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  2. I can totally relate to your frustrations with technology! I am so naïve with ‘blog admin’ details, and wish I had more patience to spend a day learning more like you have. I tend to just get on with the much easier writing bit 🙂

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    • Haha he will require lots of chocolates in return!! I also have the same fear as you by the way about self hosting. Good luck though, and make sure you back up everything before even attempting to do such a thing!

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    • Haha I’m sure he was pleasently surprised at that! Thank goodness for the internet, although it can make things ten times more difficult too sometimes!


  3. Awww sometimes blog admin stuff is SO frustrating isn’t it!!!!
    I definitely still have so much to learn too, it’s amazing how much time needs to be dedicated to things that aren’t actually writing a blog post to be a blogger!!

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