I finished WordPress For Dummies this afternoon as we were traveling between Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas in the motor coach. I was folded up in the passenger seat, nose in the book, with my little dog Ransom snuggled in next to me, when my husband John looked over at me and started to laugh. I asked him what was funny and he said, “You have those iridescent green sticky things sticking out all over that book.” True. I tabbed the areas of difficulty and interest so that I could go back with the book in my lap and work on the blog. It probably takes me three times as long to add plugins and rearrange widgets than anyone who has a clue about this stuff, but once I learn how to do these things I’ll have it and will be able to make changes at my convenience. If I ever learn how. I’ve gone from feeling so overwhelmed that I had to put the book down and take a walk, to having moments of really understanding what I’m doing. John keeps asking me, “Do you get it yet?”
Not yet. But I’m getting lots of exercise!
I’m now waiting for a hard copy of the Silent Partner from the publisher. Once I get it in my hands and say “YES” it will be available to buy. Everyone keeps asking me how long it will be. I’m getting punchy about saying two weeks, because every single time I say two weeks, it ends up being another two weeks! But I truly think that it will be available in two weeks (just cringed again).
In the mean time I’ll be working on this blog. If you check in and the things look different, don’t be surprised because I’m trying out everything that WordPress has to offer. It’s like a humungous smorgasbord. It’s frustratingly creative!