How to start a blog

This is actually my first blogpost on this subject. I was reading another blog and thought I would follow what sounded like very simple instructions.  Well I am here to tell you that if you do not normally use social media or websites, it is not simple!   Yes, there are tons of tutuorials and help pages, but you actually need to be reading and studying everything before you actually publish. I will keep you updated on my trials and tribulalations.   The first thing I did was write down a ton of possible names for my blog. Not one of them was available so I took the advice of the last blogger I had read and added “blog” to the name I liked the best. Hence the Everythingchangesblog has come into being..somewhat. Then I went to GoDaddy (as per her instructions) using the link from her blog and ordered my domain name plus a deluxe wordpress and hosting.

My first problem. Since I ordered the wordpress deluxe and it goes to a temporary dns which is not really published under my domain name, I need to figure it out. If you are reading this, it means I finally figured it out and I will post what I did in my final blog instructions.  I also see, under the main dashboard, another place to download a wordpress blog…Arrrghh. I will come back later with an answer and then continue.

Okay, here is what the problem was. I ordered a Deluxe Word Press and also hosting thinking that my blog would be hosted. But what happened was I had two separate things going! Had to call GoDaddy at 480-505-8859 who explained and fixed it in under 5 minutes!   That is great customer service! And I do not feel as dumb as I had been feeling for a couple of weeks  This almost made me stop doing this blog.  Now I have a Deluxe Hosted Word Press blog, which was my original intention!

So now I am set up to just use a theme, which I found by googling around. There are millions of themes.  For the beginning, I would suggest just picking one that appeals to you. You can always change it later.   Then you have the option of customizng your site.  Do you want a Calendar, pages itemized, SEO possibilities? Again, if you go to Appearance on the side panel, you can add themes, upload zillions of widgets (I suggest researching them first) and make your blog look the way you want. I am going to keep this blog simple for now. I will be back.