I’m not really having a lot of fun blogging on WordPress. I hate to sound like a whiner, but I’m having more trouble than I expected. Many of you guys are commenting that you don’t like the ways things look and the commenting process. My biggest beef is that when I upload photos and set up a long post, everything looks great in the text box. It looks just like how everything looked over on Blogger.
Then I click on “Preview.” The photos are this way and that and don’t even match up with the text I so carefully typed. I haven’t had time to troubleshoot HTML.
For example, I have been working on my blog post about our first CSA box of veggies. When I uploaded 11 photos to the post and lined everything up, I clicked “Preview” and pictures were on one side with random ones out of order and text all over. I couldn’t publish something so sloppy and unreadable and because of our recent vacation I didn’t have time to try and figure out what went wrong. So when it came to blogging my weekly “lunch wrap up,” I put the photos in “gallery-style” because at least they wouldn’t be puked all over the page.
Regarding Disqus the commenting program, I thought it was easier to comment using Disqus on other blogs because of the open ID. Another feature I was hoping to set up was getting an email for every comment and the ability respond to comments and manage them directly from my phone. I haven’t been able to activate that feature yet.
Lord help me, I’m screwing this whole thing up. Please be patient with me and keep the feedback coming in. I’m not going to stop working on this thing until I love it. While Blogger was free, I’m actually paying for this set-up.
Luckily, I am taking advantage of my summer. Most teachers put off big projects until June. I save lots of stuff for the summer from car maintenance to doctor visits. I’m doing much of this type of work the days that my son is at day care. He is attending part-time. Last week I took the dog to the vet for his annual check-up. I couldn’t have managed our 100 lb dog with my son in tow, as much as he would have loved visiting with all the doggies and kitties in the waiting room.
I can’t spend my precious child-free days trying to get an HTML tag just so. However, I do need to familiarize myself with WordPress and get better at this. I’m so frustrated!