Day 16 of the 30 Day Challenge outlined use of Tumblr as a content platform. Next, the use of Web 2.0 properties such as Netscape was discussed as a tool to get attention or drive traffic to a site. Once the Web 2.0 properties have been initiated, the countdown to ranking in Google begins. For most sites, it will take a day or two, or even a week before it ranks in Google. If a site does not rank by Day 20, Ed Dale promises to add a little secret. Action items for the day included:
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Blogging With WordPress – Tutorial

I started playing around in the WordPress admin interface and was able to see a few templates I uploaded and discover how to create the basics, i.e., posts, categories, links and pages. Now I must admit, what appeared beyond what I consider the “basics” began to get a bit confusing. So I resorted to the handy google toolbar in search of a WordPress tutorial. To my delight, the first link listed, Easy Web Tutorials, provided exactly what I needed. The tutorials are video based, short, sweet and straight to the point. I’m starting to tinker a bit with html code to change headers and content on the sidebars. Next stop: blog submission.

How To Setup A WordPress Blog?

WoW, what a ride…. As you can tell by the title of my blog, I am not the brightest bulb on the tree or the sharpest tool in the shed, but after three whole days I finally got this blog setup. And what a feat it was. I called technical support not less than 10 times, spent countless hours looking for the perfect template (and I’m sure I missed a site), and had at least seven false starts trying to upload wordpress through my control panel and dreamweaver. But it is done. Now, if I can figure out how to add posts, plugins, widgets, rss feeds and all the other fancy things people add to their blog, I will surely have some entertaining experiences to share.For those who are as technically challenged as I am, here are some suggestions to avoid a lot of frustration when setting up your first blog: Read the rest of this entry