Warming Up to WordPress


March 2008 is when I entered the world of blogging. I thought I’d just test the waters, no serious commitment, nothing long term. So I signed up with a company that had blogging “training wheels” to help get me started. At the time, podbean.com was absolutely incredible. Turnkey blogging was my cup of tea. Even though they offered business packages, I chose to travel in the middle of the road, nothing too fancy. I wasn’t looking to get all wrapped up, tied up, and tangled up with blogging.

Nevertheless, during the passage of time, as things grew, began to change, and demands became greater, I also needed a change.The WordPress bug bit me and I decided to give in and give it a whirl.

Now … here I am, trying to figure things out, seemingly making two steps forward, one step back, but taking it all in stride. This is not what I expected, but I’ve always enjoyed a good challenge.

Looking back, podbean.com was definitely a honeymoon period of blogging compared to my current situation.

Since January 2010, I’ve been doing the tango with WordPress and to my dismay, it’s been requiring much of my time, mostly babysitting. Because of the complexities I’ve been experiencing with this blog publishing application, or should I say, my theme, I’m not in love yet, but the possibility of it winning my heart is still open. In spite of my “not ready to jump up and down” emotions toward WordPress, it is the most popular blog software in use today.

So, I’ll continue to warm up to it and see what I can learn, continue to grow, change and evolve and maybe even fall in love. But until then, I’ll keep tweaking the design of this site until I can say, “Estoy acabado!”

By the way, I’m sticking with podbean.com and will still post there from time to time for sentimental reasons … my first love, of course. Not only that, we’re still listed as number one (myideas1.podbean.com) in their network of bloggers.

Are you a WordPress fan?

– Jacqueline

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4 had something to say.
  1. Dori

    I've never tried Wordpress, but I've wondered how it is. I've heard that it has lots of options, so perhaps in the future I will give it a whirl :-)

  2. PYNTK

    Hello Dori,
    It's worth it. I just wish I had more time to explore more options. :-)

  3. RE - A BadGalSays

    wowwww, so you are just getting your feet wet, and you've built this wonderful and beautiful site. Heyyyy gettouttahere, nowayyyyyyyyy,,,,


    but really doh, don' t you just love wordpress ?

  4. PYNTK

    With the help of people like you, anything is possible. Thanks for your assistance and encouragement. I really appreciate it. :-)


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