PowerPoint files can be included via your online Google Drive storage space
There’s no reason you can’t include a PowerPoint Slide gallery in your WordPress post! You can store your pptx files on your online “Google Drive” with 15GB of storage space!
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This is an example of using REBLOG within the WordPress Reader. This is a very interesting piece of history that very few people have even heard about. Thanks to Nursing Clio and the WordPress Reader!
Post publish edit and update is an iterative process
When it comes to the basic Post Blog element in WordPress, you could have “paralysis through analysis”, a form of writers block that makes you fret over every sentence. It’s like MS worrying over DOS 1.0 instead of envisioning future improved versions. Keep it simple, make it work, then improve and add more content/functionality.
Some worry this can make a poor first impression
A bigger worry would be if each gem you produced took way too much time and effort to be an efficient use of time. With a second-look on the second day or whatever, it’s easier to make incremental changes and additions rather than have a Post failure to launch.
Some of the best stories come from High Tech
If Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak don’t have enough good stories for a movie, then there’s always Bill Gates and a host of epic corporate battles that became Business School case-study classics.
My favorite was about the suits from IBM going to the small town of Pacific Grove, California, hoping to get an operating system for the new IBM PC.
WordPress itself is an interesting story
A true Social Media success story, right out of Hollywood, not to mention Facebook and it’s Hollywood movie based on the adventures of Mark Zuckerberg!
Technical Writing : a story behind cold facts
Allan Turing and ENIAC are two very good examples with a WWII backdrop and “secret weapon” claim to fame.
Emotional Connection helps to remember facts
An event, story or even music can help you remember other things. I learned this while taking the PID or Provincial Instructor Diploma program at VCC in Vancouver. The classic example they used was the Kennedy assassination, where everyone remembers where they were at the time.
WordPress lets you build lots of Content sites
As writer, you may create lots of content in different areas. WordPress lets you create multiple sites, as I have done, all on different areas related to your gateway site, like WordPress303.wordpress.com. Think of it as creating your own Writer’s Mall.
Try out different story genres and site Themes all at the same time.
Some people are just “Born To Write” and the more prolific you are, the more you could use more focused sites. You may find a better response to your adventure stories versus romance, or your erotic fiction may be what people really like ( even more than your travel blogs ). These “Trial Balloons” could come in handy if you’re even thinking of quitting your Day Job!
Don’t forget the power of a good image to set the mood
In the course of your travels, think about those pictures you’ve taken that evoke emotion. In my case, it’s scenes from the BC rainforest around Alouette Lake, Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, or the old Berlin Wall. Many pictures define a time as well as place, so don’t forget the old family chemical-camera pictures.
If you know a writer, tell them how WordPress works
Today I read an interesting Post on WordPress from Kari, to paraphrase that, in the end, we are all just stories. Someday, people will just look back and our lives will be just scraps of stories and who will care how much money we made or how much overtime we worked? That’ s when I got to thinking of people I know who are writers, and quite good ones at that, who have not yet used WordPress. Writers whose work may still be on old diskettes from long ago obsolete PC hardware. People with much to say and share who have been stuck in the old, almost medieval by comparison, ways of “publishing” their work.
From Technical writing to Science Fiction and fantasy
The range of stories is not limited in any way, and ranges from the more mundane technical aspects of using a Word Processer to boldly going where no writer has gone before and Saving The Galaxy from accountants.
CMS makes it easy
No more arcane “Harry Potter” HTML Code invocations to get content onto a webpage or online! Its like moving from “The DOS Ages” to Windows 7 and the iPad. WordPress looks after all the underlying HTML wizardry and lets its CMS Content Management System put your content into its database where it then generates a “webpage” on the fly.
Chronological Blog as well as static “Page”
WordPress lets you combine a dated Blog ( way beyond the cellphone texting limits of Twitter) with “Pages” or content that can be accessed via a menu on the Main page itself.
Search for categories and story “tags” to find content of interest
This is like having your own Google Search Engine for your stories and musings. After doing this myself, I discovered an amazing trove of interesting content, with something for virtually any interest. The idea of actually getting feedback, other than from your immediate family, is also very appealing.
The codex.wordpress.org/ is the reference guide to self-hosting
When you want to take off the “training wheels”, have full access to your theme code and set up your own web host, check out the Codex. Think of it as the “Secrets of the WordPress Masters” and realize that WordPress is with you every step of your journey! Example: codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
Keep a free theme you like, then create a Child Theme with small changes
Modern programming is built on OOP, or Object Oriented Programming, and a key component is the idea of Object Inheritance. The terms are quite simple, as in Parent and Child. The Child inherits all the Parent abilities and also allows for its own individuality to function.
In terms of a theme style, the Child Style CSS lets you easily personalize those things of the Parent Style you want to change.