That thing called “Blog Admin”…

Yes, okay I admit it. When I first began blogging, I was naive enough to think I would write a post, upload it, and that was that. Oh so so naive of me! I did not realise then that blogging also consisted of the techy stuff. That *stuff* they call html or coding or php and all sorts!

Yesterday, I spent the entire day doing Blog Admin, which is apparently a “thing” you have to do when you are a blogger! The entire day I was trying to enhance my blog appearance by having excerpts (It took me an hour to first figure out the “summary thing” I wanted was actually called “excerpts”) on my home page instead of the complete post. Yes, the entire day (in between entertaining Baby Z)! Because that is how illiterate I am when it comes to blog admin. I came as close to changing the entire theme of my blog, so you can imagine how hopeless I was feeling by that point!

In the end I gave up scrolling through all the foreign computer language on the internet and whatsapped my techy genius cousin back in England, who proceeded to give me a solution that worked. Hooray! Except…this was the same “solution” that I had in fact tried out earlier in the day,only it had not worked earlier because I had not clicked Update. You can imagine my frustration of having wasted precious time that I could have spent writing a blog post instead!

I guess what I am trying to say in this post is that blogging isn’t as easy as it sounds, but I have learnt so much already. Most importantly though, I am still learning, and I really enjoy that. I know that I have only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to blogging. There is still A LOT of techy stuff to get frustrated over learn. Blogging has been such a steep learning curve for me, and I am so proud to have acquired all these new skills and learn more and more about the computer world each day!

Also in case I have one of those Blog Admin fail days again, I am going to have that techy genius cousin of mine on speed dial!

Mummascribbles
Life with Baby Kicks

21 Comments

  • Fiona Chick June 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Blog admin is a massive headache. You can (un)happily spend hours doing something that looks like it should have take five minutes. Demoralising isn’t the word!

    Good luck with it!

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 10:05 am

      That is so true!! I always tell myself I can get it done in a few minutes, but in reality I spend all day on it and yet feel so unproductive by the end of it all!!

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      • Fiona Chick June 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

        Tell me about it. I’m doing it now (amongst other things!).

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  • Kelly June 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Goodness, I hate it when you find the solution hours before but forget to press update… definite face palm moment! I need to have an admin day soon… just so darn fiddly! #TwinklyTuesday

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

      Haha I felt like such a fool!! Admin days are definitely not the most enjoyable part of blogging!

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  • Elizabeth June 30, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Haha! Yes, I agree that there is a lot about blogging that I didn’t realize until I started actually doing it. So much to think about! #TwinkleTuesday

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Haha thanks! I am learning all kind of new things each day, mostly from other great bloggers!

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  • The Tezzy Files June 30, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I can totally relate to your frustrations with technology! I am so naïve with ‘blog admin’ details, and wish I had more patience to spend a day learning more like you have. I tend to just get on with the much easier writing bit 🙂

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Haha I am actually impressed that you can block out the blog admin and do the writing, which is the main purpose after all! I find myself getting caught up in the tech stuff, when I should in fact be writing a good post!!

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      • The Tezzy Files June 30, 2015 at 10:34 am

        WordPress is still pretty user friendly. I started off with Blogspot and that was far more scary!

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  • Mama June 30, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Please can I have your techy genius cousin’s number? I need and want to go self hosted but I’m scared everything will just disappear.

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Haha he will require lots of chocolates in return!! I also have the same fear as you by the way about self hosting. Good luck though, and make sure you back up everything before even attempting to do such a thing!

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  • Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks June 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Ah yes losing minutes hours and days to messing round with your blog….I am with you! Thanks for linking to #blogstorm

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Haha glad there are others who understand! Thanks for hosting! ?

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  • ljainscough June 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    MY boyfriend is a techy, but I love the fact I have managed to research Html for myself and impress him haha. I agree thought blogging isnt just write and post.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
    http://www.labeau.co.uk

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    • MOMM June 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Haha I’m sure he was pleasently surprised at that! Thank goodness for the internet, although it can make things ten times more difficult too sometimes!

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  • seychellesmama July 2, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Awww sometimes blog admin stuff is SO frustrating isn’t it!!!!
    I definitely still have so much to learn too, it’s amazing how much time needs to be dedicated to things that aren’t actually writing a blog post to be a blogger!!

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    • MOMM July 2, 2015 at 3:29 am

      Yes, I agree! I need to remind myself from time to time to get my focus back on writing posts rather than do blog admin stuff!

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  • Sadia July 7, 2015 at 3:22 am

    It wasn’t until recently that I realized how much my career in IT helped me with the “behind the scenes” blog stuff. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday!

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    • MOMM July 7, 2015 at 6:36 am

      That must have been such a great help indeed! Thanks for hosting! ?

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  • Pick A Blogger January 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Pick A Blogger PROMOTED!

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