The internet is on the fritz—not unusual, lately. On Thursday, I went to the office. I had tons of work to do, all of which involved using the internet. The internet, in town hall, can be iffy. No problem! I didn’t have any set appointments scheduled, so I headed home. I could get my work done there. The internet at home was out, too. I really had to get some work done so after wasting an hour talking to Comcast, I headed over to King Arthur Flour where they have comfy chairs, fresh bread smells (I can’t eat bread) and reliable internet. Four hours later, I had finished all my work— feeling productive— decided to give a shot to making some much needed changes to the Job Bank web page. Tech support is hard to come by.
I don’t know why I suddenly felt so courageous, but I had successfully added the sidebar of Bit Time workers to this newsletter a few weeks ago. That went well… so I figured I’d try something more challenging. I first asked Google how to alter a front page on a WordPress website. Google had lots of answers and a few handy-dandy videos. Great! I took a deep breath and added the Bit Time names. It worked! Proceeding in the same cautious fashion, I changed headings, moved widgets, bolded titles and then, on a whim, I decided to add my most recent newsletter to the front page without asking Google first. Gotcha!
Oh boy, I discovered the hard way that it is better to ask Google (first) how to do something! Many hours later I corrected my mistake—I think. The front page of the website looks good. I like the changes I made. I’m actually pretty proud that I did it even with the time-stealing mistake. Unfortunately, I realize I have now set myself up to make several changes to the front page every week. I hope I can remember what I did!