I don’t know a thing about blogging. There’s thousand’s of them out there and I’ve probably driven myself half nuts looking through to see what I like and what I don’t like. What layouts are easy to navigate and what layouts make you go, “WTF was this person thinking?!”
In the end, I had to just say “F— It!” and go for it. There are some regrets that go with that decision because I’ve probably self-inflicted my own headaches due to fumbling around and causing no end of frustration attempting to figure this out. There are a ton of smart people out there that work for WordPress and for InMotion(the blogging and hosting site I use) but seriously they need to understand what it’s like to be a dunce. Like me. Actually, it was pretty easy to navigate in spite of my bitching.
Of course, all of the “Here’s How to Start Your Own Blog” say that you need to pick something specific to have be the focus of your blog and really hone in on that. I kind of ignored that. I want to write about whatever the hell I want too. Maybe that’s my topic…my own mind. Some of my friends would likely tell you that’s a scary topic. I can’t necessarily disagree. But where in life do you actually get the chance to say what you want?! Not many places, that’s for sure. Going back to the “have a specific topic” thing, I really just wasn’t sure what I wanted my blog to be about. In doing some introspection, there was a real struggle attempting to identify something I considered myself an “expert” at. There are a lot of things I’ve gotten really good at but not to the point where I would consider myself an expert. Hell, I love to eat but I couldn’t begin to tell you how to win an eating contest. Most of my experience in this world has been through trial and error(lots of error…like figuring out how to build this site) which, in turn, has led to further experience and further and further trial and further error…you see where this is going. I haven’t been good at learning by studying but rather learning by doing. Maybe it’s a good thing I’m not a mechanic…
Long story short, even though I’m doing this anonymously, I’m open to suggestions. What do you like? What do you not like? What do you hate? What do you want me to put on the burn pile and let roast, never to be seen again?