There are many days when I wish I were more tech savvy.

Take my current blog dilemma, for example. For several years, I had an independent blog on WordPress. It linked to some social media sites, and my website had a link that allowed visitors to go to my blog from the website. It worked okay – what do I know?

But then I used a new web designer who did a marvelous job of creating a website that matched the vision in my head. He also convinced me to include my blog as a page on my website. It seemed reasonable enough, and in many ways made posting easier, although the social media links had to be done manually.

So enter the WordPress Blogging 101 course, and the way it’s begun opening my eyes to new possibilities…except many of the ideas don’t work if my blog is on my website. For example, I can’t create a different theme for my blog without it changing everything else on the website. Which I do not want to do, because I like my website!

So I talked to my web designer, who said I could go back to using my old WordPress site. And sure enough, I was able to do that, although all of the posts I wrote on my website are not there, so it looks like I’ve been very delinquent in posting. (So, apologies to all of the people who are followers on my mtnwriter77 blog post – I didn’t realize you were not being notified of any of my posts since last October).

So then my lack of tech savvy struck again, because I tried changing my theme and title, and up popped this opportunity for a new (free) domain name that matched my new theme, and I jumped on it. But then I began to wonder if it would eliminate this one, since I’m only allowed one free domain name. So, just in case that happens, while this site still exists I will tell you the other site is JustWriteIt.live. Seriously, I have no idea if that’s a new blog site or if it might be a new website address.

Are you beginning to sense the depth and breadth of my ignorance and the potential to self-destruct?

All this because I wanted to do the Blogging 101 assignment. I think I need a lunch break – maybe that will open my mind to the possibilities.

PS: if any of my followers wish to check out the posts that didn’t show up here, they can be found at my website.


About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.
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