Taking Stock Weeks 1 and 2

During my late twenties, I suddenly realized that if I lost my current employment I would not be able to get an interview for a similar position, as all the employers required a minimum number of five GCE’s (General Certificate of Education) before they would even look at you. I had left school at fifteen-years-old without a qualification to my name. So I knew I had to find a way to achieve these qualifications. My solution was to go to night classes. I did this for the next five to six years and ended up with my desired qualifications in: English language, English literature, Mathematics, Computer Studies and Accounting. I was so proud of myself.

I will treat My Online Journey in the same way as I did all those years ago to achieve my goals. At the moment, during this course, I am taking baby steps and being led by the hand. I do need this at present but soon I will be able to increase my speed and travel further along this road. I would like you all to be my companions along the way.

The Road So Far

In just 2 weeks I have learned how to:

  1. Choose a suitable domain name
  2. Register my domain with a web host
  3. Install the WordPress blog system
  4. Prepare my blog for editing
  5. Update the blog settings
  6. Write my first blog – yay
  7. To download a theme and then upload it to my blog
  8. Set up basic settings for my blog using the new theme
  9. Obtain and install a blog header

10. Prepare blog to install plugins

11. Install four plugins

12. Add an ‘About Me Page’

13. Add my new page to a menu bar

I also learned how important it is to back up my blog regularly. I purchased a special plug in to do this and I used it.

Until I put this down on paper I really did not think I had learned so much in just two weeks. Week three I am coming to get you!


  • Dave Thomas

    Reply Reply March 31, 2014


    At last your name came upon my blog list so have dropped by to leave you a comment as promised!

    We are all moving along fast on this course and good to see you are keeping up with all the new techniques we are learning.

    Bring it on I say and good luck moving forward


    • Pauline

      Reply Reply April 1, 2014

      Thank you Dave,
      The further you get into this course the faster it is moving along.
      But I will keep up.


  • Con Dolmas

    Reply Reply March 9, 2014

    Hi Pauline,

    I love the determination and resolve you demonstrated in your story about achieving your GCEs ….that’s incredibly inspirational knowing that you kept it up for over 5 years and despite the temptation you saw it through to the end!

    With that level of commitment, the world is your oyster…best of luck on your journey ahead…although I suspect with a work ethic like yours, luck will have little do to with your ultimate success 🙂

    Looking forward to hearing more of your voice out there on the Net.


    • Pauline

      Reply Reply March 9, 2014

      Thank you Con for your kind words. YES I admit that once I know I need to achieve something I go all out to reach that goal. I have struggled the last 18 months getting caught up in all the products and promises that are our there. But I am now focused and hope to stay that way.

      I have visited your blog Con. We will all be making this journey together.
      I have left a comment.


  • Jennifer

    Reply Reply February 28, 2014

    Congrats on your success so far Pauline! Your blog looks to be progressing very nicely, and you are providing great value to fellow newbies. It is not always easy learning a new skill, but as long as we keep committed to the program, there really is no room for failure. I look forward to reading your success posts too! 😉

    • Pauline

      Reply Reply March 1, 2014

      Thank you for your encouragement Jennifer. I am definitely committed to this.

  • Torsten Müller

    Reply Reply February 27, 2014

    Congrats Pauline, this is already a big achievement for the first two weeks.

    I fell a bit behind but started this week to catch up. I am quite confident that John’s advice is pointing us in the right direction.

    Keep up the great work,

    • Pauline

      Reply Reply February 27, 2014

      I agree Torsten. Without John and his advice I would still be floundering around and buying even more products.

  • Sue Worthington

    Reply Reply February 23, 2014

    Pauline what an achievement

    You are doing great – just stick at it and as Jon said imagine what
    you are gong to learn over the coming year!

    Feel proud of yourself because you are doing great


    • Pauline

      Reply Reply February 24, 2014

      Thank you Sue, I am really enjoying this course.

  • Pauline

    Reply Reply February 23, 2014

    Thank you so much Jon. I am getting more confident now. I need to start week 3 today I think.

    speak soon

  • Jon Crimes

    Reply Reply February 23, 2014

    That’s a lot in 2 weeks Pauline, imagine how big the list will be by the end of the year?

    Great looking blog by the way, Bookmarked.

    I’ve got a feeling this is going to be a great year for everyone at P2S.


    Jon Crimes

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