Alan’s reading list: WordPress for Dummies

By | November 2, 2013

Sometimes I make things more complicated than they need to be. Blogging is beginning to be one of those things.

In the beginning I was just looking to store my reading notes in the cloud so that I could access them across devices.  Then, I thought that maybe I could generate some synergy by combining that task with learning how to blog.  I could blog to myself about any number of things!  Then I decided that if I am going to take the time to blog a lot of notes I should share them with my friends.  If I make it a bit polished and organized then maybe I will be rich and famous one day!  So that led me to thinking some more…I really need my own domain name.  www.alanstreet.net was founded!  And…if I am going to impress everyone one day then I am going to need to do all sorts of fancy stuff so I will definitely need to host my own site.  Finally, my wife wanted to create her own blog on my site–under her own domain name, of course.   I am guessing I have a week or so before my daughter wants to start blogging as well.

So once again, after promising to myself that I would simplify simplify simplify, things got complicated.

WordPress for Dummies explains how to set it all up simply enough.