RidgeViewMedia’s WordPress Blog on Instructional Design and eLearning
How many times can I say Welcome to my WordPress blog on instructional design and elearning? I guess as many times as the SEO program wants me to! LOL Seriously, I come from a line of teachers and writers (authors). My corporate career began in Human Resources as a policy and procedures writer. I then moved into technical writing, and reached my goal as an instructional systems designer. When corporations got on the Internet and created intranets, I moved into elearning design and development, my career at the time I began this blog site.
I love to write and learn, and that’s why I started this blog. I’m always learning something about instructional design and elearning, and blogging is a great discipline for the writer inside of me.
Instructional Design and eLearning
Take a look at the blogroll in the sidebar on the right of my home page for interesting bloggers in the Learning and Development career space!
In addition, visit my “Portfolio Sample” playlist on my YouTube Channel to see a few designs that you can “borrow”.
WordPress Blog: How I Began
First, my thanks go to Tom Johnson for his easy-to-follow tutorial on uploading WordPress to my site hosted by Bluehost.com. If you want to blog with WordPress, please view his tutorial:
Tom, as “they” say down-undah, you are a won-dah!
What I liked about Tom’s blog post? First, he stresses using a self-hosted WordPress blog site (like mine), if you can afford the fees. He also uses Bluehost, my hosting services as well. Their fees are very affordable for the service they offer. Second, he encourages the purchase of a premium theme, and I agree. I’m using a simple WordPress theme for this blog site. However, for any future web sites I create with WordPress, I will purchase a theme with all of the “neat-o” configuration and design already done for me.
Third, he encourages those of us who love to write to get out there in cyberspace and blog. And, I not only love the creative space that blogging provides, I’m learning more and more about blogging and WordPress to the point where I might be helping others create their own blogs.
What About You?
Have you created a WordPress blog for your business or personal interests? If not, contact me and let’s see how I may be able to help you. I am not a WordPress developer, I don’t know a lot of CSS, and I don’t know PHP at all. I am a designer with a keen eye for UX or UI design, something I did unofficially for my corporate employers.
I’ll be happy to chat with you. I also recommend searching YouTube for “WordPress” video tutorials. You’ll find many great tutorials out there!