Witamy w Word Press (1)

Dziś postanowiłam przeczytać choć jedną z książek z serii " Word Press dla idiotow”, więc szybko z mojej biblioteki ściągnąłem elektroniczną wersję Lisy –Wilson.

Autorka pisze lekko i mój plan to czytać tekst codziennie co najmniej 1 do 2 godzin. Muszę zdecydowanie poprawić („uprofesjonalnić”) moją stronę internetową i dowiedzieć się więcej o blogowaniu.  Pani Wilson sugeruje zapoznanie się ze stroną problogger.net, na którą tylko zerknęłam  i wydaje się być bardzo przydatna. Darrena  Rowse, autora tej strony uważa się za dziadka wszystkich profesjonalnych blogerów.

Porada #1: w sprawie hosting: użyj firmę, która ma codziennie back-up twoich postów.

Muszę sprawdzić, czy Hostgator ma codzienne tworzenie kopii zapasowych. Weszłam na czat i znalazłam odpowiedź w sekundę. Tworzenie kopii zapasowych co 24 godziny. Świetnie!

Porada 2: aby zwiększyć ruch na naszej stronie, musimy dowiedzieć się o RSS: podaję źródło informacji

http://www.webreference.com/authoring/languages/xml/rss/intro/index.html

Nie miałam pojęcia, że istnieje różnica między wordpress.com i wordpress.org, dlatego powinniśmy dowiedzieć się, które oprogramowanie jest dla nas lepsze.

Jak się okazało kilka lat temu otworzyłam konto w wordpress.com i zupelnie o tym zapomniałam. Z trudem odnalazlam to zapomniane konto.

Wydaje się, że zaczynam projekt nie od początku, a z minus dziesięciu (- 10). Jestem bardzo zaniepokojona moim konglomeratem nieuporządkowanej wiedzy. Czasami Tabula Rasa (nie mylić z niewiedzą) jest lepsza niz taki rozgradiasz, jaki mam dzisiaj. Owszem, mam pewną wiedzę z programowania z lat 80-tych, czy użycie html sprzed trzynastu lat i kawałki info, o których czytam w internecie.

Na teraz odkładam wordpress.com na bok . Powędrujemy do wordpress.org

 

Welcome to Word Press (1)

Today, I have decided to read at least one of the books of the series Word Press for Dummies, so I have downloaded the work of Lisa Sabin-Wilson from my library.

She is an entertaining writer and I will keep reading every day for at least 1-2 hours. I need to improve my website and learn more about blogging. The author suggests a good website problogger. net  which I have screened and seems to be quite useful.  Darren Rowse is considered to be a grandfather of all professional bloggers.

Author’s advice 1: about hosting: use host which has daily back up of your posts.

I have to verify if Hostgator has daily back up. I went to live chat and found the answer in seconds. Back up is every 24 hours. Great!

Advice 2: in order to increase traffic to our site we should learn about RSS feeds: http://www.webreference.com/authoring/languages/xml/rss/intro/index.html

I had no idea that there is a difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org so we should learn which software is suitable for our needs. A few years ago I had opened account with wordpress.com and I have forgotten about it completely.  I also had a hard time to locate my account on worpress.org

It seems that I am not starting from the beginning but from minus ten (- 10). I am very confused. Sometimes no knowledge is better that mish-mash I have today. I have some knowledge from DOS, PASCAL programming from 80-ties , some from html website I operated 13 years ago and pieces of info I am reading on the Internet.

For now I am leaving wordpress.com aside . For the next reading I go directly to wordpress.org

Mission and Goals

Honestly, I did not expect my blog to be red or viewed for some time. So I thought I have a lot of time to learn and brush my website to a better, professional image. Well, please be patient; remember that I am on learning curve (as maybe many of you). I am not a computer wizard with todays technology and while I was trying to fix my blogs I made some unexpected changes. Now, I do not know what I did. I have to start again. Also, I am working on a few Polish projects (my regular newspaper column, two books in process and big conference in April 2015) so our pace will be probably too slow for you but on the other hand it will give you time to digest some of your future content and product and goals. Think well about your mission and goals. cropped-cropped-Zycie-e1411398795836.jpg The best mission statement should be in 1to maximum 3 sentences, no longer. Mission is your life compass. Mission has to be memorized by your mind and by your heart. Mission should be a long term vision of what you would like to achieve. By the end of the day ask yourself if at least one action was in congruence with your mission. Should be. If not, then go back to your goals and agenda. Goals should be in writing and placed in a visible place. In January 2013 Forbes Magazine's reported that only 8% of people reach heir goals stated in the beginning of the year, but 50% more people are successful when they have them in writing and placed in a visible place. I keep them on the fridge. We should read them before or with morning coffee  (I love my morning cappuccino). Then our brain will grasp proper neuropath which will help us to notice everything pertaining to these statements. Goals should be very specific. Below is an example of my general commitment: 3 articles a month, 20,000 words in writing a book per month and 2 hours a day of uninterrupted writing. The last goal is very important: we need allocation of time without interruptions. It does not have to be long, just systematic. If we do something small but every day, we certainly move ahead.  We can start with 30 minutes a day. I suggest list all your specific tasks with the dates. Do not worry about not meeting your deadlines. Just move to the next date. Make sure that you have a good order and priorities. Use the project management skills: verify which task has to be completed before the next one. Verify if you will not face idle period because you have omitted a few preliminary steps. Talk (or write) to people who had achieved what you plan to achieve and ask them what they needed to do. Contact top professionals in your field. Usually they are very helpful. If some do not answer, go to the next person. 23 years ago I wrote to prof. Peter Salovey (scientist and creator of term Emotional Intelligence) asking a few questions. He had answered all my questions and send me tones of materials and became my best mentor until today. Do not be intimidated by asking questions. I believe that there are not stupid questions!