Pied Type too
Just a note to let those interested know I’ve started a second blog, Cancer: Curves Ahead, to use for follow-ups to my post “A is for anxiety, C is for cancer.” I’ve no idea what if anything I’ll write over there, but I’ve spent the better part of the last two days setting it up. It’s the sort of thing I can spend hours playing with, so I did.
I must say it was eye-opening and discouraging to see what newcomers face when trying to start a brand new WordPress blog, something I haven’t done for more than six years. Maybe newcomers have it easier, with no expectations or prior experience. And probably I’m handicapped because I’m used to having all my customization upgrades. Trying to find a free theme that looked acceptable — attractive, understated, etc. — and included most of what I consider to be essential features was terribly frustrating, and navigating all the menus and settings is just crazy now. Options don’t always match available theme features (color options, for example), and although there is a box to include your blog’s tagline, a lot of free themes don’t display taglines. This was particularly annoying since my title (one of several I reserved years ago) would benefit from one. And then there’s the ever-present panel pushing customization upgrades.
On the other hand, maybe I’m just a confused old woman no longer capable of navigating all this hi tech mumbo jumbo …