Zero to hero: All things blogging – making it better

Today’s assignment: create and upload a simple header, background, or both. Already done? Try a custom widget.

I’m happy with my header and background, so I added the Posts I Like widget to my sidebar. I called it Recent Reads. It’s important to add your community to your website, because you’re in just that – a community. I see over and over on prominent blogs and Twitter feeds that only self-promoting is one of the most annoying uses of social media. It’s good to share the work of those whom you support!

I also added a page: My Life as a Journalist. You’ll notice it’s Elisa Preston; that’s my married name and the name I’m using from now on for my writing. Fun fact: I was using my maiden name because I had zero confidence in my writing and didn’t want to use the name associated with my current self. Well, no more. It’s all or nothing. So I’m going to try all in for awhile. 🙂

Happy Blogging!

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