Saturday, March 1, 2008

Blogging Clusterf**k

According to my "Daily Blog Tip" I should have a whole lot more people reading my blog by now or I'm doing something wrong. Apparently there are myriad ways to promote your blog out there in cyberspace. And to think I have been proud as a peacock to just get the frickin' thing up and running. I thought I was a genius when I figured out how to get photos on it.
So I spend bewildering hours reading websites devoted to blogs and there's just one problem - I have no idea what they're talking about! It's like reading Martian. Here's an example:
1. Use an FTP client to download all the site files (the Wordpress folder)
2. Log on phpMyAdmin and select Wordpress database.
3. Click on Export and make sure that all the Wordpress tables are there.
4. On the "structure" section tick "Add Drop Tables". Add AUTO_INCREMENT" and "enclose table and field names with backquotes"
5. On the "Data" section leave all the boxes unticked.
6.Tick "Save as file" and download database (you can use compression if your database is big.)
There is not one thing on that list that I understand. Do you?
Tags, RSS/atom feeds, tick, ping, blogcarnivals, Alexa rating, social bookmarking, configure counter, wrench icon, javascript, clasic template, it goes on and on. . . . . . . .
I guess it's a miracle that I've been found by anyone without knowing all that.
If anyone out there has any advice I'm willing to learn.


Kelly Jene said...

Some of those I know. Tick is to click in the little box so it is selected. Wrench icon is the little picture next to your post at the bottom that you can click on to edit your post. And your template is the design of your blog. Like you have the white basic blog template. I have a different one.

As for spreading the word, I just reply to other peoples blogs that I like and it turns into friendships and those lead to more and so on.

Good luck my dear!

happyone said...

Join something like ABC Wednesday or SkyWatch Friday and LOTS of people will come to your blog.
I think if you just comment on other blogs, they come to your blog. The more blogs you read and comment on, the more will come to look at yours.
Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

hmmm, i've never heard of these tools.

guess i am clueless!

CJM-R said...

I agree, so much I don't know about blogging, but I still manage.

LoL I felt the same way when I uploaded my first picture.