Dudes, ya’ll are bloggers. Ya’ll can tell by looking that I use Blogger (Blogspot) to manage this site. It was simple; it was there…I didn’t consider alternatives because I’d actually used blogger for an online journal in a class I took. Easy.
Well, part of my new job – yes! I’m working! – involves updating the company’s 10yo website. I am not a web-designer, I am a writer of business communications, with a reasonable understanding of online protocols. The web-designer they are using has chosen WordPress as the website home. Therefore, I am learning WordPress, too.
YUCK! My condolences to those of you who selected WordPress for your blogs and are now stuck.
ICK! The difficulties of formatting are so cumbersome!
WOW – I don’t know how those of you with photo-intensive blogs do it. Pictures are a pain in the rear.
Please don't be offended - I love reading your blogs! Maybe part of the problem is that I do not have total creative control. The web-designer is setting up the template and graphics, and I do the text and pictures. Still. I have extremely limited font type and size options. I cannot do columns. (Actually, I’ve never tried columns in Blogger, so maybe that’s an issue across the board.) Many visual tricks we want to do on just one page have to be done across the board or not at all.
At least, not being a blog, I won’t have to deal with comment-section issues that I know several WordPress users have struggled with.
I do love what I’m doing. I am the sole creative individual in an office of logicians. That’s over-simplifying, of course. What they do is creative in its way, but it’s creative within the parameters of mathematics. Likewise, I am an incredibly logical person, but my duties revolve around creating a desired image through words and pictures…a touchy-feely realm that is not a part of the jobs of those around me.
If the world needed tangible evidence of my “different-ness” from my coworkers they could just look in the parking lot. My little yellow coupe stands out among the dozen or so mid-size sedans and small SUVs that sit there parked in their shades of grey.
I am still technically on the payroll of my temp agency, so I am not filling my work-space with my personal, office fun-stuff as I had before. When I am hired on full-time, believe me, they will see!