Feedly, RSS, Blogrolls, etc.

I set up an account with Feedly.  I am not impressed with it.  I don’t think I’m using it correctly because many think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread and I’m just more confused by it!  I would like to link my Facebook and Twitter  to it.  Is that possible?  I added Weblogs and Wikis to it, but it shows up weird.  I can’t read anything from it.  I think RSS is a great theory… I just can’t get it to work. Yet.

Blogrolls… I have followed all the step-by-steps to get this to show up on my sidebar, but guess what?  I can’t get it to work.  How can I function so fluently in most all others aspects of my life, but I can’t follow instructions on how to get something added to my blog?!?  Any help or advice would be immensely appreciated so I can pass bootcamp to continue on in this class!

As far as all the other stuff, I think I have pretty much gotten everything to work.  I think the links work that I am adding to my posts.  Please let me know if they don’t!  I have categories for my posts, I’m continually thinking about how I want my page to look, I just haven’t found the right theme yet.  Are tags the same as links?  I hope!  Cuz I’m thinking I have that one thing down and I’m going to be bummed if I find out it’s something different! 😉

So, another technological failure.  I think this is going to be the most gratifying class by the end if I ever get all this shit figured out because I am definitely the most frustrated by this class! Ha!Ha!

The more I try to change, the more it stays the same.

I have not been posting the past couple of days.  I have been trying to create, add, change different things on my blog, but I have had zero success.  So literally, the more I try to change, the more my blog has stayed the same.  I tried to add the “read more” split on my about page… I failed.  I am trying to find a different theme for my background because I’m not too in love with the theme I am using… everything I choose is $79 or more, so rusty grunge theme it is.  I am attempting to add/change photos to my blogs… no luck yet.  I really wish my son would sit down and help me.  My son that came home so proud the other day because he was chosen to be on the technology team at school to help teachers and students troubleshoot issues they have with their Chromebooks… Yeah, that son that knows so much about technology!

Proud yet still frustrated mom,

Jane

Technologically challenged…

I am finding my blog to be not so easy to customize as I thought, making this process much less fun than I anticipated it being.  I hope I can learn to navigate through all this with much greater ease in the near future so the life of my laptop can be extended for at least another week!

Feeling old,

Jane

In the future…

I am uncertain what I will be using this blog for in the future.  I thought about making this a sight for my students to use.  I also thought about using it as a family memoir sight, but not sure I want all of that information out in a public domain.

Fellow classmates of #en3177, what will you be using your blog for in the future?

Setting up my blog site

This wasn’t the worst experience of my life, but it wasn’t the best either.  The initial set up was fairly simple.  Finding a domain name that wasn’t already taken was challenging.  I ended up settling for a generic one.  When it came to the customization of the blog, I struggled with creating a blog icon and also adding a widget for “Blogs I follow…”.  When I try to rearrange the order of the widgets on the sidebars, it doesn’t apply.  As our class progresses, I look forward to learning how it all works.