Ceembolizes an act of kindness

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is symbolizes an act of kindness. While talking to the host, herself, about my blogging hurdles, Cee offered to help.

What a kind offer!

We set up a time and had to start with my not-very-user-friendly theme at the time. Some of you may have noticed the change(s) (and it isn’t over yet).

My site was the same from when I first followed WordPress’s guide to setting up a blog, and really had no idea. I also didn’t realise how my blog looked when others opened it. Yoiks!

We’ve had a couple of zooms and I’ve discovered things I didn’t know about navigating WordPress and developing my site. There is homework, with help, and decisions are always my own, after receiving Cee’s advice and opinion.

That’s Cee, on my screen, looking at the shared page

I haven’t settled on a theme, yet, but am enjoying the learning and the difference. My original difficulties were around navigating layout options for photos and text, but I can see how the theme affects this, so will get to that later.

Cee, nestled in the top corner as we scroll through themes and check each one against my checklist.

Cee is 16.5 hours behind my time zone and years ahead of my experience with blogging. Her patience, knowledge and flexibility in setting up this offer of help is a massive act of kindness.

If any of you are thinking about increasing your knowledge of navigation, presentation or some other aspect of your blog, at a reasonable cost, I can highly recommend Cee.

Thanks, Cee, and thanks also, to Xingfumama, Horseaddict.net, restlessjo, travel-gourmand.com and others who shared the name of their respective theme as I did my research.

Any feedback as we shape my site is also very welcome.

18 Comments

  1. How wonderful to have Cee’s help in reshaping your blog! I’m not sure what you’re looking for in a theme but if it helps to know, I use Ashe. It’s a very clean-looking one. I chose it after seeing the Hungry Travellers’ blog and asking what they used! I’ve opted for the pro version to have increased flexibility of colours etc, but even the standard version looks good imho πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Sarah, that very helpful. I’ll check it out. Yes Cee’s help is incredible, as I don’t have to sit through stuff I don’t need and can ask questions at any time. It’s been such a good way to work on this.

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    2. You know, Sarah, I’ve looked for ashe but it isn’t available. A few bloggers found the same thing. So,if you love it, don’t change it.

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  2. I couldn’t agree more with you about Cee’s influence on the WP community. She is the reason I started to photograph in a much different way as her photography skills are so helpful in every possible way.

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    1. You’re right. I started blogging about travel, but seeing her photos challenged me to work on my photography. And then my options for posting grew.

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  3. A great subject for an act of kindness. It is so great to count Cee as a very good friend even though she is so far away from me as well 8am chats for me 4pm chats for Cee.
    I haven’t even thought about a layout change but I just chose one for photos. Maybe one day when I have time and patience to co it………

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  4. Reblogged this on Cee's Photo Challenges and commented:

    Karen from Underdown blog, played in my CFFC challenge this week. I’ve known her for a little while now and I’ve followed her for a long time. She chose me as her act of kindness. I’m overwhelmed at how generous and kind she is too. Check out her post.

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  5. I just might have to reblog your post. Thanks so much for wanting to learn more. You are a terrific student and patient too. I enjoy our time together. It always fun talking to you and getting to know you better. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  6. That’s an amazing act of kindness and so much better than asking one of the happiness engineers
    Cee is the number one blogger and has helped me inadvertently with all her challenges πŸ˜€

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