In the fall of 2007 when publication of Brewing Battles was imminent I knew I wanted to have a website. I settled on Networks Solutions to host my site, primarily because it seems like setup would be easy, I would not have to learn html, and I could have a blog on the site.
Hindsight is twenty-twenty and I now realize I was overly optimistic. I have had to learn some html; to maintain this WordPress blog I will have to learn css. In addition, Network Solution only half-heartedly supports the blog since within Image Café, its non-html web building software, you can’t actually have true external links.
In trying to acquire a deeper knowledge about websites and blogging, I have turned to books and online forums. I have had mixed results. Books such as the “dummies” series usually have general information but rarely address a specific concern or problem. The same is usually true for online forums. The WordPress documentation and support, so far, has been useless. Since I have had little success in finding answers ,I may have to write my own book. I always assume that I am not unique and other people probably have the same issues.
From my first posting on this WordPress blog to this one ,I have learned how to put spaces between paragraphs. You have to place a string of code after each paragraph. I find it very odd that in Microsoft Word you just hit enter, but for the blog I had to spend several hours figuring out how to get the space. Now every time I write more than one paragraph I will have to include the code. If someone could make blogging as easy as word processing they would make a lot of money and people would be eternally gratefully. At the very least I would be.
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- Went back to skating after 2 week hiatus due to sprained ankle/foot. It wasn't so easy but I did it. #GetUp about 16 hours ago from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- I went to the one in Amherst and then to the annual sustainability fair. Unbelievable that in 2017 science has to b… https://t.co/g33h1XdRQu 11:04:49 AM April 22, 2017 from Twitter for Android ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest. Trump is the chief imbecile. #Resist https://t.co/oFsLOYnk9J 09:13:12 AM April 20, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- When I hear the word "armada" I think of the Spanish Armada from 1588. Donald Trump is an idiot. #Resist 08:57:19 AM April 20, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Todd is being a jerk and is not being a very good friend. #MyBigFatFabulousLife 09:07:06 PM April 18, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Too exhausted from driving back from D.C. yesterday to tweet. Oops! 09:21:26 AM April 18, 2017 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite