I first learned about blogging more than three years ago, while researching on line about my paper. I was looking into the possibility of introducing the "website connection" into my "work" and discovered blogger.com instead.
"Create your own blog for free!" it said; so I click on it and then followed the prompts to open my first blog. That was relatively easy, I thought then.
I discovered later however; that it was useless creating a blog if no one gets to read it. My blog does not even appear in the search engine...so I ran for help to google search and typed "how to add your URL to google search" and " search optimization".
The instructions for optimization were more difficult than I had thought, because I did not understand computer "lingo". It talked about, HTML, widgets, RSS feeds, body tags, etc. There was an instruction about editing the HTML of my template. I tried at least 15 times to place the "meta tag" for the verification code in my HTML, before I could do it right. In fact, I was ready to give up. I am thankful now that I did not, because on the next attempt - I made it...Halleluyah!
Eventually I learned how to download pictures, attach widgets (what is a widget?...lol), insert links, and change templates with ease.
Chat fed, an entrecard member suggested that I use banners/flags and I don't know exactly what he means. (Thanks)
But the search engine is there so I will do my research again. I am learning while I am blogging. I wonder if there are people out there (my age) who still blog? ( Am I too old to blog?...thinking out loud)
Anyway; indeed, experience is the best teacher! and Truly, patience is a virtue!