Heart of a Southern Woman

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Zero to Hero Challenge

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Hello my fellow bloggers on WordPress! I am excited about joining you in this “Zero to Hero” challenge, even though as usual, I am late in joining the party!! I just jumped right in and started blogging a little over a year ago, and realize now that as much as I’ve enjoyed it, I have a lot to learn! I’d like to improve the look of my overall blog, learn some of the nitty-gritty techniques that can add great jazz and pizazz…just plain interest….to our posts. So here I am, looking for help! 

I started out wanting to build a community of followers and talkers on my blog. Well, that hasn’t happened! LOL  So, now I’m trying to blog because I love to write, I’m retired, disabled, and feel blessed to have this outlet so that I don’t go stir crazy! I think perhaps I’ve written about too many different things…neighbors, red hatters, abuse, gardening, genealogy…just to name a few, and some readers are just turned off. I also write sporadically, so that keeps people from knowing when to tune in. For those who are following me already, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. I might be embarrassed for you to now see how little I really know about blogging, but your feedback is still welcome. In fact, maybe this would be a good time for some of you, Linda M, Anne P., Sharon Lynn, Beverly B W, to name a few, to decide to take this challenge with me and start your own blog! Wouldn’t that be fun to do together!  I don’t think I’ll be sharing this little series on  facebook however! We’ll see.

So, I’d like to decide whether to start different blogs for different subject matters, or whether to keep one big blog that is “me”, and perhaps go to a different theme or style of presenting the blog that will make the different topics more logical. 

There are some mechanics, very simple even, that I need to learn as well. Like, I cannot get the different fonts to”hold” even if I can figure out how to choose them! I also cannot get my spacing or placement of words on my drafts, to hold and be the same when I publish my post. The words are sometimes placed differently, no matter how many times i try to arrange them a certain way and save the look–color, size…I need more control! Help! 

I am so looking forward to this challenge! 

Author: Helen Holshouser

Old enough to enjoy life, I am a Red Hatter, grandmother, gardener, and amateur genealogist. I am a retired clinical psychologist, master's level, who is disabled with heart disease, but having fun with family and friends. Married over 40 years, I have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. I have learned that grandchildren provide a joy one never knew existed---writing feeds my soul, gardening is therapy, and genealogy research makes me feel like a detective!

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