So, it turns out that starting up a blog is harder to do than I thought!! The world needs more positivity, thought I. I have a happy voice that needs to be heard, thought I. Getting it up and running is another thing… Now there is something you must know about me. I am crap with computers. Hmmmm, I know, not a great start for someone who wants to start a Blog!
During ICT classes at school I was the one who constantly had my hand up. I am the girl who keeps the same phone until it completely dies: trying to learn what all the buttons do on a new one is a long and confusing process. At school our Tech Support Officer rolls her eyes when she sees me walk in the room, as no doubt something, mysterious, unexpected and unexplained has happened to my work, files, laptop etc. I am also the girl who placed her laptop on top of her car and drove off only to see it fly off into the road in my rear view mirror while driving at 40mph!!
So to say I am computer savvy, even computer literate would be a big overstatement!! Yet here I am trying to navigate the seas of the Blogosphere (yes, that’s a new word I learned yesterday) to try and bring Love back to the classroom, Hope back to the Staff Room and Positivity back to the Profession.
Today I have been spending time researching Blogging Platforms. I have no idea which ones meet my needs as a writer, or will be most accessible for people to read. I have no idea how to write links, attachments or inserts. I don’t really understand what a Strapline is, or a Tagline; or are they the same thing?! I have never been on Twitter, Tweeted or Twittered in my life, and can’t help but think of Mary Poppins when I do (sounds like a fabulous way to clean a nursery!)
I am hoping that it will all become clear to me as I persevere along this journey…