My Blogging Journey

We should not be content to stay stagnant; but rather we should continue to push ourselves to learn and grow, like a plant or a flower always reaching for the sun. Push, stretch, grow!

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I started this blog almost a year ago, knowing nothing about WordPress. I wanted to write about things that inspire me and how I cope with fibromyalgia, so I just started and didn’t really take the time to learn the tool fully. I have muddled my way along, making my share of mistakes:

  • I still can’t get my pictures sized the way I want half the time.
  • I post and then find errors and edit and repost.
  • I just tried the “Reblog” button this morning for the first time and screwed that up and had to do it again.

Haha. It’s been frustrating to say the least. But I laugh at myself and keep learning, because I learn from my failures and mistakes. Life really is a journey of self-discovery. We should not be content to stay stagnant; but rather we should continue to push ourselves to learn and grow, like a plant or a flower always reaching for the sun. Push, stretch, grow!

Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid to not try.”

I have started the Coursera online course on “setting up your web page in a weekend.” Twice. Never finished. Time is precious. I work a lot of hours for my day job and trying to get into a rhythm for writing, editing, posting has been tough, to say the least. I really hate to start things and not finish, but that format wasn’t working best for me.

Today after my “reblog” screw up, I started the WordPress course “Learning the Fundamentals” to see if that helps me move shape my blog a little better. The course promises to provide daily prompts to write about. So beware of random posts and site clean-up ahead. 🙂

Why I decided to start this the day before I leave on a week-long business trip is beyond me! It seemed like a good idea on my day off. Better than oh, say, packing…)

Today’s assignment is “why I am here and why I post.” Gee, it would have been great to do this a year ago. I have already posted Hello World! and About me, so mark assignment one as done. In the 11 months I have been doing this I have only made 18 posts. Half of those have been in the last 3 weeks. I would say I am making progress! Yay!

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks for reading and following along on my blogging journey! Would love to hear other recommendations that you used when you started your own blog.

Cheers!

Cynthia

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Author: PhotoBaugh

Wife. Mom. Fibro-warrior. Joy seeker. California girl living in Texas. Always learning. Not afraid to fail. Life's too short to drink bad coffee.

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