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How to Explain Technology to Newbies

WordPressBlog Tutorial

Ever since my last post I have been trying to think of ways to create interesting content for my blog. It seems video is one of the best ways of entertaining and informing your blog visitors.

Sometimes a huge block of text can put you off even starting the first sentence. We are all familiar with watching broadcast content in the form of TV, films, news etc. Thinking back I learned most of my new WordPress skills by watching tutorial type videos on YouTube.

It was my intention to upload one of the videos from YouTube which I felt explained blogging perfectly to someone with no prior knowledge. Unfortunately I can’t work out how to upload a video to my blog!

I have however managed to get a link to the video at the top of this post. Without further delay please click on the link and watch a fantastic introduction to blogging courtesy of Dr. Ket-Sang Tai.


Hello World!

This is going to be a diary of my experiences learning how to use WordPress. I want to see whether it really is easy to set up a website using WordPress and without paying for any technical support. First I am going to attempt to build an information based website on my chosen subject. I also want my new website to be visible in the major search engines.

The posts contained within this blog may be of interest to anyone who has very little in the way of IT skills and also has ambitions to build their own website. The blog may also be useful to any companies that provide technology based products which are targeted at non-technical individuals, from a testing or market research viewpoint. By following my progress you will witness first hand any challenges I come up against and see if and how I am able to overcome them.

Just to give you a bit of background information, I am male, 36 years old and I live in the UK. I run my own business (which is nothing to do with IT other than it has a website) and I am very keen to improve my understanding of technology as I realise it is not going to go away.

I bought my first personal computer in the year 2000 and other than being able to surf the internet and check emails I do not have any other computer related knowledge. I consider myself to have a basic level of intelligence having left school aged fifteen with a handful of GCSE qualifications.

Follow my progress on this blog as I start my technology based adventure.