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The magic moment. My first blog was live. OMG. Look at the title. Why didn’t I see that before?
A flash to recent news about the Canadian history magazine “The Beaver”, finding that with the internet, its 90-year old title is no longer appropriate.
My first title, you see, was in fact “go slow, just don’t stop”. I blush to think what search engines would have made of that.
WordPress did say the blog title could be changed at any time. What to use instead. Chris Abrahams’ video (more on this later) says to make it pithy, interesting.
Ignore the squirrels! What else! They have come to symbolize my struggle, reminding me of what I can’t do, evading and mocking me, getting me down. A bit like the 14-year old who refused yet again to go to school today.
They will not get the better of me. I will learn and apply social media.
So it was back to the edit mode. But let’s rewind this narrative to zero, which was my hands-on knowledge of creating a blog one short week ago.
What platform to use to edit, publish and host my blog. It had to be free, easy to use, and deliver an end product that would look at least somewhat professional. I scanned my bookmarked sites to see what others were using. Continue reading