Or wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to afford a pro?
Well, I’ve been at this a week in sickness and in health, and I’ve learned a bit. The first thing I learned is the same as I learned when I published my first edition of The Darkened Land – spend the money. Thus I moved to WordPress to have better tools for building a site. But there is only so much in the way of available funds, so while I would like a pro to help, it just isn’t in the budget. So here I am learning the hard way.
First, there are themes. That should be a no brainer, right? Well then why do they look like layouts? What’s the difference? Ah, themes give a design for the overall site with it’s various pages, while layouts do the same thing for pages, I think. Then there are blocks. Am I confusing anyone yet?
After half a week, I finally got to my purpose for switching to WordPress – I wanted to have a store to sell books and related items. But two days of legalese later I decided maybe there was a better way than their way. Enter Square a services provider that will let you build a store. I was prepared to pay for the privilege, but low and be-hold, they’ll let you have one for free. Of course they get a piece of the action, a little from each sale but that was expected.
Now I have my site and my store (one item for now) and while not finished, I like it. Then I was told I should blog. Blog? What’s a blog? How do blog? Sounds a lot like bog (something I wouldn’t set foot in). So here I am blogging down. Sinking in the mire. I’m not even sinking right (I was also told I should introduce myself in my first blog). Learning, learning. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I turn 64 next week.