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WordPress vs Tumblr vs Blogger
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WordPress Themes – Free
At this stage in my blogging journey, I am using only the free themes. These are some links for some of the themes I have tried.
- WordPress Tutorial Home Page
- Step by step tutorial with excellent pictures. I wish I had found site this when I started blogging with WordPress. (Yes, it is on the front page, but who reads manuals these days…)
- Links to steps in the tutorial
Step Learn About get-started create your account get-acquainted the dashboard get-focused topics, types of blogs get-customized themes, widgets, gravitars get-published posts, pages, hyperlinks
I have been using wordpress for a couple of months as of 2012-11-25 and am only beginning to be comfortable using it. I made my first blog post in 2008-05-01 and later said “So What?”. I really didn’t have anything to say, and I didn’t understand the blogging concept so I didn’t post until agin this year (2012).
I now know what I want to use a blog for, but I still can’t do what I want.
The org2blog package in emacs has been very helpful to me. It puts the whole blogging experience into the comfortable lisp-based emacs environment where I do most of my work. I’ve been using org-mode for years and even wrote extentions to outline mode before org-mode came out.
I’m still learning how to use org2blog effectively, but already I plan to use org-mode files as the foundation for my blogging and page posts in wordpress.
I have an account on wordpress.com because it is free, and I’m still learning. If I find limitations in wordpress.com I can’t work around, I will investigate self hosting.
Followup on Using org2blog and org-mode:
After using org2blog for almost a month, I can’t imagine maintaing a blog any other way.