Ran into a couple of problems Wednesday in getting things together toward creating my online identity.
First, in trying to purchase some blog themes from Woo, I met a hurdle when I found out that my credit union was blocking the transaction I was trying to put on my debit card because Woo is based in the United Kingdom. The credit union representative explained that it is blocking all transactions originating there because of a high rate of fraud, and said she could not “unblock” the creditor. So I ended up having to use a credit card, which I was trying to avoid.
Then I was having a heck of a time trying to log into this very blog to write an entry Wednesday. Thanks and kudos to Janice Campbell and her webmaster Taylor for their dedication and persistence in getting me going again. I really appreciate that!
Finally, the pleasant obstruction came in the form of an acquaintance calling for help in a rush job of proofreading some corporate training documents for Babor Inc., which had been translated from German and needed a lot of grammatical and syntactical attention. I even got called in to their local office here in West Palm Beach to see if I could help with the formatting of a Word document, but I was unfamiliar with how to do what they needed, so that part of the job was a bust. However, she’ll be needing my help again; now, I have to go secure the current Word suite that includes PowerPoint and get up to speed! Shouldn’t be too tough, right?
So the theme roadblock was crossed, and my I.T. helper now has the files he needs to set up my website and blog (using WordPress.org software), which is being hosted by WordPress Academy. I am looking forward to learning through that venue what I’ll need to become a successful Internet entrepreneur.
Any and all wishes of good luck are welcome!