Last week I had a lovely comment on my blog on a very old post that took me about 10 minutes to find to reply to. ( I read the comment on my mobile WordPress app first, then had to try to remember where it was, forgetting I could just look at comments)
That was the moment I realized I had, a year down the line, let the structure become a bit of a mess.
It was a good post but had sunk to the bottom of the heap.
I need it to be visible, it’s about a place in the Middle East region. I want people to find it and read it because it’s one of those places you wouldn’t go unless you read about it and I want you to go there if you can.
It was such a fun day, amazing sights, stomach-churning drops, hair-raising roads, weird graveyards and fossils miles up in the sky (and have driving nerves of steel, but that is by-the-by).
Whilst WordPress is wonderful ( just saying) there are some things you can’t do, depending on your theme (just saying). When I started, as I had no idea whether this was going to be a short-lived whim, I went for a free theme.
Now I’m used to my little mac-friendly theme and I love having an aqua background ( it’s a me thing), and I know there are more photo-spectacular ones out there, I’ve looked at them, so cool, but frankly, I’m scared to change.
I’ve read about the export/import disasters, with the realisation that posts can go awry in the new structure and whilst I do know patience is the virtue, I’m actually a bit impatient.
Online disasters don’t make me happy, I would rather avoid them. If I had $$$’s to spare I would happily have someone design me my perfect blog, but this is a hobby, not a business and I do need to be sensible, there is always another plane waiting for me, money better spent.
So, it’s time to tidy up. I can’t do what I want to on my lonesome, so I have to work within the confines of the theme. If I leave it too much longer, there will be too many posts to edit with an improved category.
I’m heading towards the top menu bar for linking it all, the widget menus down the side worked when there weren’t too many posts, but now I need to define it all along the top. The sidebar now irritates me, it looks untidy and just seems all very random ( My thoughts). I have a desire to be neat, it’s spring, clean my WordPress cupboards out.
My theme doesn’t seem to allow you to have those wonderful drop-downs from the top menu bar,
( It would be wonderful if some tech-savvy person jumped in at this point and said ” Oh, Yes, Vicky they do, go here>, do this>, abracadabra> resolution…Yaayy, but I’m not holding my hopes up, WordPressers are a great community, but you all have your own themes to look after)
so I’m nervously going to take the plunge, re-organise, tidy and hopefully be happy and end up with something a little bit more instantly recognizable…. Now I’ve said it, I have to do it!