Hey guys I want to welcome you to my WordPress blog with my first post ever! I hope you will take some time and look through my blog to see what I have to offer! I learned a lot through making my very own WordPress blog. I learned the best ways to truly make my blog attractive to the eye. I also learned how to make it’s navigation fairly easy for my viewers! At first when I thought about making my own blog, I thought it was going to be boring and dumb. Boy did I change my mind after being able to customize every aspect of my page. I was able to make the page unique to my own personality. As if I was actually a web page. When I was going through each step of Dunn’s 5 step interior design article I was thinking that he makes some really valid points. His comparison to what someone would be looking at as if you were buying a new home is perfect. It was an easy idea for me to wrap my head around and understand. He makes good points such as “Ever visited a house in your home buying days and the front door was all chipped with paint peeling off and the weatherstripping coming loose? It didn’t matter what was inside because your experience had already been ruined.” (Dunn, 2011)If the gate to your blog is boring or looks unorganized, what makes your viewers want to stay? If your website looks unorganized and faulty, it makes you look less credible to your viewers. Your viewers see that as being lazy, especially since with WordPress, it makes it super easy! When it came to setting up the garage, and other aspects of my “house” I took my time and wanted to make sure everything looked professional. However, I wanted it to have flare which is why I went with the colors and layout I did. The sidebar and widgets we are required to use are pretty basic. I wanted to add a few others but I was not sure if I would get points off so I left them off. As far as widgets go I feel like a lot of the time they are barely looked at or used. I mean when I visit peoples pages I am more focused on the content of the page, rather than what widgets they have. Widgets in my mind are kind of like sprinkles on ice cream. Ice cream is good just by itself, but when you add sprinkles it adds more flavor and pzazz. Even though they are not really needed,Although, I feel blogging is kind of a boring thing to do I feel like this should be a fun project and am eager to see where WordPress brings me! Overall the creation process for my blog was relatively easy since I am used to using social networking sites like Facebook, twitter, and Insta-gram. It was fun and I look forward to only improving and adding to it!
Dunn, B. (2011, 06 29). 5 interior design tips to make your wordpress blog user-friendly. Retrieved from http://bestbloggingtipsonline.com/5-interior-design-tips-to-make-your-wordpress-blog-user-friendly/