This Promises To Be A Very Strange Experiment – A New Trick For An Old Dog
November 22, 2014 by admin
Self-examination can be dangerous! Especially when one changes the usual schedule of life and learns too many new and challenging things…..all at once!
I have deliberately stopped traveling for awhile for several temporarily good reasons: A long visit with my family; time for a dog-damaged left hand to heal; study time to learn some new skills, such as how to improve, massage and finally put to use my photography and also how to discover ways to bring my websites and blogs into the 21st Century. After all, this one was established in 2008 and the other in 2010. Eons ago, as far as website development is concerned.
The old adage about “The More You Know/The Less You Know”…. proves true in my case, all right! As I read my new books about how to create really good, attractive, navigable, Killer Websites, which will attract many readers, add something to the general learning curve of humanity, as well as bring in some traveling money for the resident blogger; I become embarrassed by my own website, which is very confusing and out-of-date on most of its pages. My apologies to all! I’ve been treating it like a journal…. and that part, I’ll keep on doing, because after all, it’s a report of a solo intrepid traveler of a certain age, whose unpredictability is part of the charm. But, this present state is now to be looked upon as a “Before.”
I’m going to take you along on my own painful journey of self-improvement as I struggle to reconstruct my website all by myself…..as these books say that I can. Don’t worry! I have a web designer in the background if I need to call for help. But the “rawther flakey” idea of a technophobic, late-in-life, blogger following do-it-yourself web instructions out of a self-help book, should be an interesting phenomenon…..just as interesting as the foreign countries I have been crashing around in.
So, Heads Up Everybody! Familiarize yourself with all the flaws presently showing here, because very soon, they shall disappear and a model website and maximized blog will take its place! And, if by any chance, you have always told yourself that you would really like to become a blogger but you’re too old to learn or you wouldn’t know how to begin….well now, take heart! Because, if I can do it, so can you!
Heck, these books even swear that I can design a whole new, practically free, website right from scratch, using WordPress…..in TWO hours time! And I plan to prove them right. I might make a whole bevy of them and link them together to increase my SEO (Search Engine Optimization), as I do plan to link my two, long-term but entirely different, existing websites. Hey Boomers with my metaphysical one, www.insecretdiffusion.com.
By the time I resume my travels and start swanning around in beachside cafes again; we’ll either have beauty and usability (and did I mention profit from all my ad sales?) on this site….or a defeated and disappointed wanna-be techie launching herself back into the comforting unfamiliarity of a new country.
Just in case you want to start building your own website, these are the well-thumbed books currently on my nightstand:
“How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul” by Ruth Soukup
“How to Make Money Blogging/How I Replaced My Day Job With Blogging” by Bob Lotich
“How to Start A Blog That People Will Read” by Mike Omar
“Photoshop Elements 12” by Nick Vandome