You’ll often read, “blogging is easy”. And, in some aspects it is.
But to be successful with blogging, it takes a little more energy than just writing and hitting the publish button.
I tried to fight it. I really didn’t want to learn it. But I realized early on, in order for me to succeed in blogging, I would have to learn, or at least understand, the mechanics of what goes on behind the scenes of a blog.
Some sites would say “you don’t need to know HTML“(HyperText Markup Language).
But if you don’t understand how something works, and have a problem, you won’t know how to fix it.
I came to the realization that learning HTML would be a huge benefit for me. I went to W3Schools and began pouring over their lessons. I did their “tests” and slowly learned what was happening behind the scenes. As I made changes, added or deleted plugins, and/or added code for advertisements, I witnessed the end result. It actually became rather exciting.
I learned how tags had to be closed, and how to open a link in a new browser.
Admittedly I am technologically challenged (to a degree). but I did know in order to produce a site that I could maintain and change by myself, I would have to step out of my comfort zone and learn something new.
Lesson three Make time to learn what takes place behind the scenes of your blog. Although it can be intimidating, with a little practice, it will soon become second nature.
Do you understand the mechanics of a blog?
Do you feel comfortable making changes to your blog format, adding/removing plugins and/or ads
Are you technically challenged or a whiz when it comes to coding and formatting?
Photo Credit: From the side of an old railroad car by: CarbonNYC’s photostream