I wasted nearly two hours last night trying to create a new blog for free on WordPress, here thinking it would be as easy as setting up my current blog – it isn’t. I found out my current theme is outdated and no longer available, I skimmed through about thirty other themes and they are too complicated for me!
Not easy to set up and control pages or colour scheme or do pictures, I make a post and its vanished from the face of the Earth to goodness knows where and then I find it everywhere and then I can’t find it again when I go looking.
I don’t understand the need for things to be so complicated!
I wanted another blog separate to this so I could become even more personal about my past and other things without it tarnishing my creative aspects of this blog or my transition and motivational aspects.
A few months I did try and suggest you can find another blog at blogger, but nobody transitioned to it and I had it up for a week and was actively daily. When I saw nobody was even clicking on my content I wondered what the point was in having it?
I have regular emails from people who are curious about learning more about my past in more depths, so I thought trying to open up another WordPress site would be good – I have to say I am frustrated and have given up again for the second time in four months!
I didn’t want this blog to get more profound about my past, because there are sensitive people who read it and I notice I lose followers when things get too dark!
I did originally start this blog as a short story blog or writing snippets and sneak peaks of my work, but then it moved onto a therapy thing for me I actually didn’t mean for it to become a method of creative promotion.
I had planned to do another blog later on when I had something cooking at the publishers – but never meant to really do it here. But it turned out that way over a time.
I also never took poetry seriously even at the beginning of the blogs life – I did a few tongue in cheek poems in a year, but never realised it would take over like it had and that short stories would become non-existant and deleted like now.
I had thought about making the more personal stuff part of the subscription offer, in order to keep it away from more sensitive eyes – but again – there is the learning of the technological aspect of it to get around and I am not very tech smart and I find learning about it boring and I find trying to do new techy things incredibly irritating and it makes me a bit… you know… I suppose aggressive because I feel like an idiot.
What is worse is I have had patient people try to teach me online how to do things, but I am so thick it doesn’t sink in!
But I really need to talk more about my past and that as I need to get things behind me and the only way I can do that is by sharing.
I don’t want to adversely affect my current followers by bringing in even more darkness to the blog.
I had thought about creating a new page for it, but I don’t know how I can make it update there without it coming up on the home page latest section, if you get me?
It’s all rather puzzling for me.
Thanks for reading!