Blogging 101 | Post 1 – Who I Am and Why I’m Here

Rich in drafting class - 1973OK. So here’s the deal – I screwed the pooch, dropped the ball, missed the boat, fell off the wagon. Pick a cliche, any cliche, and it applies. I failed miserably to get the first day’s post written and published for this challenge. No excuses. Six whacks on the wrist with a ruler is sufficient punishment. Please…not the rack or 11 lashes with the cat-o-nine-tails.

So, I need to tell you in this post who I am and why I’m here. No problem. The first thing to know about me is I have been blogging here for over two years. It’s only been in the last few months that I’ve been writing and publishing regularly. In some ways, I still feel like a newcomer and I believe this challenge will help me master some of the areas of WP and blogging where  I am weak.

The second reason is my blog needs a make-over. The theme I am currently using has worked well for me, but with more and more people using their phones and tablets to access the web, I need to upgrade to a responsive theme. Doing so will require some pretty significant re-work. Participating in this challenge seems like the perfect time to make the change.

That’s why I am here, so now for a little about me. Very briefly, born and raised in South Carolina. Retired – twice – from the US Navy and the Columbia Fire Dept. Fancy myself as a writer with a little talent. Married to my sweetheart over thirty-two years with three wonderful sons.

If you are interested in learning more, take a look at my About page and some of my previous posts. You will probably learn more about me that you really want to know.

Since I am somewhat experienced, I hope I can help some of you that are really new to WordPress.

Oh yeah. The real reason I’m here is I don’t want to be a Zero – I want to be a Freshly Pressed Hero.

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