spend some finally learning WordPress!

I started posting to this site in late 2016 (6 posts in total for that year). The entirety of 2017 was even more lackadaisical with 8 posts for the entire year! I believe I ramped it up to an energetic 20 posts for all of 2018. In 2019, I backslid to 13 posts in total for the year.

I was floundering and not knowing where I wanted to go with this blog or if I even wanted to continue.

Enter 2020, and I found my blogging rhythm and preferences. I read the profile note that I had written at the very beginning and discovered that I needed to feature family, power walking, travel, retirement, and photography. I also recognized that I wanted to keep my posts concise and focused (something I had learned in a writing course many years ago). I now had a sense of direction.

Today, I finally checked out the differences between categories and tags. It took me all of these years to go to the “WordPress for beginners” web site to discover a huge mistake I’ve been making.

The site was extremely helpful and I’ve spent today working on and editing categories and tags for 2016 – 2020.

I’m not sure, but by today’s work (264 posts over five years – each edited one by one), I believe I’ll be away from posting for 2-3 days as I work on 2021-2022. I have at least as many posts in each of those two years as I had in total over the first five years.

This post is much longer than my preferred length. I guess I’m just so thrilled to finally sort these things out that I wanted to share with my WordPress family. You’re all no doubt far more savvy than I am on this site, so you’ll be the ones who will understand. If I tried to explain it to hubs, he’d get that glazed-over look in his eyes that says, “I have no idea what you’re talking about!”

My feature photo (the only thing I had learned up until today about WordPress was the ideal size of a feature photo) is of Field Bindweed. It’s a noxious weed here, but I still find the blossoms beautiful in the morning sun.

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”