I hope everyone has survived the lockdown/shutdown. It was a strange 2020. I’m looking forward to the New Year. I hope the resolutions are in order by then. I’ve sent a few cards in the mail. Hopefully everyone still gets the postal mail now. No big plans for the Holidays. Keeping a low profile in Colorado. Meanwhile I don’t believe the Governor or Mayor have any clue on how to run things. Can’t wait to vote them out of office. Have a safe and healthy break if you are off work the next week.
Still in lockdown, stay at home, kill the economy for all intents and purposes. Governors will face a massive task in figuring how to navigate trading one life for others.
Still working from home. A change from the normal commute to the office across town. Now it is about 4 feet to the computer, a few commands, and it’s teleporting to work.
I finally got around to fixing the site where it will work rather than get a login error. So I have a little bit of file maintenance and house cleanup. Hopefully I can get up and running on the old stuff.
Whether it was a lack of time or effort, I figured out a simpler solution. You can fiddle around with the back end stuff you know little about or start over from scratch. So far so good.
Plan Your Content
If you’re considering adding a blog to your site, you’ll want to have a plan beforehand. Planning your blog will help your subject matter remain consistent over time. It’ll also help you determine whether or not there’s enough material to maintain a steady stream of posts.
One pitfall many new bloggers run into is starting a blog that isn’t posted to frequently enough. A shortage of recent posts can give your visitors a bad impression of your business. One may think “I wonder if they’re still in business” or “they may want to hire a writer.”
A blog, like any other customer facing aspect of your business, communicates your brand. If it isn’t maintained and given proper attention, people will notice. Post regularly and keep your content fresh. Give your audience a reason to visit often.
Categories and Tags
If you write about a variety of subjects, categories can help your readers find the posts that are most relevant to them. For instance, if you run a consulting business, you may want some of your posts to reflect work you’ve done with previous clients, while having other posts act as informational resources. In this particular case, you can set up 2 categories: one labeled Projects and another labeled Resources. You’d then place your posts in their respective categories.
Pages vs. Posts
If you’re new to WordPress you may be wondering what’s the big deal behind Pages and Posts. At first glance they appear to be one and the same: if you were to create either a new page or a new post you’d be presented with nearly identical interfaces and in many cases the public appearance of pages and posts will look the same.
Don’t let this fool you. There’s a very fundamental difference between the two and that difference is what makes CMSs, like WordPress, great platforms for integrating blogs with traditional websites.
Think about the kind of pages that make up a typical website. Most often you’ll see pages like “Home”, “About Us”, “Services”, “Contact Us”, etc. Within WordPress these are often treated as Pages; documents that have no particular regard for the time they were posted.
For example, when you visit the “About Us” page of your favorite company’s website you don’t expect the content to be very different from what was available there a week ago.
Working from home will allow me to fix a couple of things. I will eventually test out the work functionality at some point.