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!