AmericanGrandpa Gets a New Look

Have You Missed Me?

After spending the fall editing and posting my LDS youth novel BOZ, the American Grandpa took a well-deserved holiday break. While on break, I followed through on a promise I made to myself to learn more about website design and apply it to my blog site.

A New Way of Learning

I found a beginning WordPress course on Udemy.com that was on sale ($15). It was all that I wanted and then some. It was presented in 90 short videos, which was a lot, but I was able to play them back as often as needed (and believe me, I needed). The whole course is archived and updated, so I can go back and review as often as I want.

Applying What I Learned

After completing the course, I went to work on my site. For those of you who’ve never built a website, you need to know it requires a whole different way of thinking. I use WordPress, so I don’t need to do any coding, but even with that it was a chore. And I have to apologize to my subscribers who kept receiving notices of new posts and pages because I forget to click the privacy button.

New and Improved

So now, as of February 1, AmericanGrandpa.org has a new look.  It is not pretty and professional, but it is mine and think it reflects my personality.

I’ve also added some new features including a page with my readings of favorite poems and satire; a page where I recommend cool things my friends are doing; some (coming soon) post on politics, current events and life in retirement. 

And speaking of changes, readers will probably notice a change in both content and attitude in my posts. Instead of elaborating, I’ll let you have the joy of discovery. 

Let Me Know

Take a look at the new AmericanGrandpa.org and and let me know what you think.

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Thank you for reading and please make 2021 a great year. 

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