The Game Has Begun

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Two days ago, I mentioned about my plan to start blogging with Wordpress on a self-hosted site. This is what I’ve done so far:

1. I’ve bought the domain name for my new blog. It’s a dot com! I’ll hold on to the announcement of this new site until all the works are done. So, please bear with me for a little longer. Okie?

2. I’ve chosen a web hosting company for my new blog. Bryan from IXIY Hosting has registered my domain and set-up my new blog in Wordpress.

3. I’ve chosen a Wordpress theme. This is more tedious that I’ve expected. Wordpress has too many free themes to choose from. Thus, finding one theme that meets all my requirement isn’t so simple. At a start, I’ve decided to go for a free theme. Depending on the progress of my blog, I may get a professionally designed theme in future.

Bryan helped me to install my new theme yesterday. I was so pleased to see the results! It was such a breeze having an expert to do all the techie works for me. I don’t have to bury myself with the ‘Wordpress for Dummies’ handbook.

I’ve spent 2 hours reading the Wordpress tutorials last night. It seems to me that Wordpress is much more complicated than Blogger. Or maybe it’s just a matter of getting used to it. I'll have a lot more to learn.

Now, my biggest headache is to plan for the layout of my new blog. I don’t intend to copy this Blogger blog over to Wordpress. I want to create a totally new refreshing look. Thus, I will need a little longer time to achieve what I want.

Last but not least, I’ll need to install the plugins into my new blog before I can start writing. Let’s hope that the subsequent works are going to be fuss-free for me.


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