What WordPress Taught Me About Me

I will straight up confess to you that I am not a techie, I’m not computer savvy, I’ve never acquired the art of working with databases, in fact after being out of the workforce for over 4 years, and with all the new applications and updates combined with my lack of practice, I can barely still claim to be computer literate. When I created this site in WordPress, I literally had to google numerous articles, and view dozens of tutorials and YouTube videos in order to be able to independently build this blog.

Having known all this, I’m not sure where the epiphany came from yesterday that I needed to upgrade the “look and feel” and add some additional features to the home page of my blog. After spending a few hours playing with the color schemes and exploring some of the additional features I never knew were there, I stepped away for a few hours. When I revisited my WordPress home page again a few hours later, I realized I had somehow managed to delete the entire contents of my home page. Deleted, gone and I had no idea what went wrong or how to even fix it. Did I mention, I’m also not a trouble shooter, at least not in the world of technology? Finally, after almost a day of taking the site down and eventually recreating the home page, I’m back in the business of blogging.

From this experience though, I have discovered a few things about myself. One, I’m not the same person I was four years ago. Instead of expletives and losing my cool, I remained mostly calm and rational, keyword here being “mostly”. After trying to trouble shoot for a few hours, I gave up and went to bed. Did I already mention I’m not a trouble shooter? Two, I have become a believer in the power of prayers and positive thoughts. In this instance I didn’t pray for things to go well or for my page to be fixed, I prayed for the strength and determination to remain calm, and I did. I told myself, this disappointment gave me a chance to revamp my page, which it did. Third, I also discovered, I’m still pretty resourceful, determined and sharp as I was in yesteryears and as of today, the doubting that stops! Lastly, I’m not as computer illiterate as I thought I was. I rose to the occasion and figured stuff out all on my own! Sincerely Jan was out of commission for a day, and now I back up with a fresh new look.

Please check out my new and improved Home Page by clicking on the WP icon below and let me know what you think. As usual, thanks for following along…Sincerely Jan!

25 thoughts on “What WordPress Taught Me About Me

  1. Sorry about the issue with your homepage- WP isn’t very user friendly so these mistakes do happen sometimes. It’s so great that you were able to stay mostly calm about the situation.

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  2. So sorry about the troubles of WordPress.
    I once had similar issue. Mine was that I copied my whole blog post, deleted it and wanted to paste it on a new page but mistakenly pressed copy again instead of paste.🤕
    I almost broke my computer that day.

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  3. Oh dear! I’m glad you’ve been able to restore your homepage.

    I can relate to this post so much! I too had to learn how to build my blog through YouTube and lots of Web searching. There’s still so much to learn, I guess it will keep us busy hehe.

    I would have had no idea, your blog looks so professional. You could have got away with us all not knowing 🤣.

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  4. Of all the changes WordPress hoists on us I think one essential service that should be there off the bat is a sort of undo button… When you tinker around in customizations it’s super easy to stuff up a blog, you’ll have to be super careful on where the changes you select will apply as you went through, you tried out theme and overode your previous home page…
    I have also done this 🤣🤣🤣

    Very professional look by the way 🥳🥳
    If you are patient and calm with blogging you’ll pick up life skills


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    1. So true! Another thing that kills me all the time, is the automatic save. There must be a way to disable that, but I don’t have the patience to figure it out. Thanks for your comment, B.

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