That’s the sound of my head exploding after I sign up for web hosting, and download wordpress.org software and then suddenly have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO.
STEEP learning curve ahead. pant pant. I can do this. I can. It’s not that hard. I like new things. I’m not as dumb as I feel right now.
What the heck is a text editor? What is an FTP client?! Why must it be so complicated… Web host + wordpress software. Done. Or so I gathered.
text editor? FTP client? Aaugh! Suddenly I feel old. And analog.
No. I can do this!
I started this so I could:
- have more control over my page setup
- make it look the way I envisioned it when I started it
- learn about web design
- learn about graphic design while changing my page
I researched it. Frugalista assured me it was fun and worth it. (although, the hosting company already charged me incorrectly for my domain name + hosting)
See? I know what a domain name is. I can do this. I can.
Yikes. I wish you well. I don’t dare go there…
If I’m not heard from, send in the national guard. Or at least a computer nerd. hehehe. I WAS excited about this, then the hosting company charged me for the domain only, didn’t charge for my year of hosting, set me up for a “2 week free” period but then put a huge red banner on the page that say’s pending activation/approval – so nothing works until they activate it. And it’s Saturday. Lovely. Aargh. Patience. patience…..
I can even make use of all the CSS upgrades with WordPress.com. 😉 Besides the steep learning curve with a self-hosted site, I’ve also noticed none of them have “like” buttons for posts. I know I like leaving comments when I can, but sometimes there’s just not enough time, or I don’t feel like I have anything meaningful to say. I miss that button then. 😉
major typo — I CAN’T make use of all the CSS upgrades!
Don’t worry, I knew that’s what you meant 😉
There is a plugin for that. It was actually the first thing I researched weeks ago! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one bugged by that! A Like and a Follow plugin will be my first orders of business! As for CSS… Eek!
It took me a while to wrap my round around wordpress.org really just being software, and not a follow able community like .com is. That you won’t even know someone is a WordPress.org blogger unless you scroll to the bottom and read their theme/hosting info. To me that’s odd. I can’t even tell you if there’s a Reader like .com or if I’d have to stumble on other .org bloggers accidentally. I’ll read/follow on .com still and make sure my plugins keep mine from being glossed over by people, like me, who want a simple Like/Follow option.
I wax poetic- a sign my headache is finally gone. 🙂