Wind

I thought I’d include my picture today on this temporary post that I am writing to test some things that I am trying to do. (Long sentence) Wow. I’m not satisfied with the way WordPress.com’s desktop application is working. I’m trying new and different programs to write and publish my posts. MS Word works well but it lacks the ability to add tags. I need to be able to add tags. If anyone knows of a program that works well publishing to WordPress please let me know. Now if this post is not full of wind (airbag) I guess I’m cheating again. It is my intent to write a real post that includes the word wind later today. Please forgive me for now.

To my readers

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Those of you that have been blogging for a long period of time my find my website confusing. When you click on a link to my website or enter the URL: www.sjn.us you may expect to  see a listing of my blog entries. Perhaps at some point I’ll set it up that way. But for now the front page of my website will be my home page. You are free to read the information on my website or you can choose to click on the menu item “Blog Page” and go to the listing of my blog posts. My blog navigation options are on the left side of my pages with:

  • Blog Calendar
  • Recent Posts
  • Recent Comments
  • Categories
  • Archives
  • Tag Cloud

The menu items on the header of my page will navigate you through the static pages of my website. I hope you find something that interests you and perhaps you will come back to my website again. Please feel free to leave a comment when you find something interesting or completely ridiculous.

Inadequate

Featured Sites

I’ve been looking at some WordPress featured sites, many of which interested me. The subject matter and content of those sites is superior to anything I have produced. I am just starting out and I’m not gifted with creativity, but I am trying.

Genealogy

My website started out as family genealogical site, before the big genealogy sites were available or popular with the public. My genealogy site was moderately popular or at least had some visitors in those days. I even found some relatives that lived in New Zealand that I collaborated with for a time. As time went by I eliminated the genealogy pages from my website and when I did that My site became much less popular.

Vanity Page

As time went by my website evolved into nothing more than a vanity page for me to mess around with from time to time. There was even a long period of time that I made no changes to the site, I wasn’t interested in the website and no one else was either. My website became a place holder for my domain name “sjn.us” where I kept my personal email address.

Site Building

In the beginning I created my website with Microsoft FrontPage. Since my first experiences with computers in the late 80’s my main interest in computers was with the software and what it could do for me. FrontPage fascinated me with all the options and with the ease with which I could build  my website. Eventually Microsoft retired FrontPage and a lot of hosting sites quit supporting the software which made FrontPage obsolete. I eventually discovered the Artisteer brand site building software. Artisteer opened up a whole new world for me, I had new software to explore and it created personalize themes or templates for me to experiment with. Artisteer opened a new frontier and reinvigorated my interest in creating websites.

Blog

The Artisteer software was basically designed to create blogging templates and it came with free hosting on artisteer.net. When I started using artisteer.net to host my website I discovered how the blogging aspect of the software worked. I began writing posts for my blog and I imported posts from previous blog-sites I used. I had discovered a new aspect and interest in my website. However, artisteer.net was not completely reliable, there were frequently problems uploading new information to the site so I started looking for a new hosting site.

After doing a very limited amount of research I found a hosting site in the price range I was looking for and signed up. The hosting site featured WordPress and my Artisteer software created WordPress themes. I uploaded my web pages, worked through some technical problems and here I am writing blog posts.

Inadequate

Now I’m back to inadequate. Inadequate but trying. I’m doing what I can to learn how to write blog posts. I read other blogs, I read information on how to write a story. I look up grammar and spelling on the internet. I try to remember what I was taught in school, and I practice by writing articles like this one. Perhaps someone will find this article and leave a comment. That would be great. Curiosity requires me to ask, how will readers find this article?