I came into this course feeling that I was pretty technologically savvy. I took computer programming way back in the day and at one point ran a website for a hockey team I coached in my 20’s. I was proficient with HTML and I thought the blog would be an easy assignment to accomplish, while maybe taking on the challenge of familiarizing myself with the new technologies.
Boy was I wrong!
This blog has eaten many hours (and possibly some grey hairs) out of my life. I chose to use wordpress for the blog. How hard could it be? There are millions of blogs and it seems easy enough. Just pick a template and go.
I’ve really had trouble getting things where I want them. I’ve watched countless how-to videos and tutorials on wordpress. I feel the templates are great but they pigeon hole you into only so many options.
As week 8 approaches I feel I finally have a handle on this thing. I’ve added the blogroll of my colleagues and have started adding all the blogpost I thankfully saved! (Long story but at one point I lost all my stuff).
Once I’ve gotten to used to WordPress I am starting to enjoy it. The post are going easier. I feel once this course is done I’d like to spend some time and maybe take an online course on blogging. I named this blog “I Teach Trades” to carry on after this course. There isn’t a bunch of information out there on trades instruction and I hope to use this blog to share my experiences.