The next 22 hours…

OK, I have a blog now, but….

WordPress is perfect! WordPress is rubbish!

Both is true. Unfortunately. Write down the first post, in the default HTML editor, save the post and all your formatting is gone in your published post. No paragraphs, no lists, no styles, no bolding, nothing. Just one ‘cube’ of characters. Rubbish! – Googleing for the solution will point you to the option in your WordPress Profile to turn off the HTML editor, and the formatting is preserved from now on.

You will find a million little things that simply do not work like you would want them with any ‘out of the box’ blog engine package. I have not published a single post in my ‘Next 22 hours of blogging’, simply because I was choosing a ‘Skin’ or ‘Theme’ as it is called in WordPress. Then, after giving up on Themes, you start installing plugging, and who knows what else. So the next 22 hours are messing with you blog. Familiarising? Is that the better word for it? You can decide for yourself!

Hey, I have my second post!


22 hours

22 hours ago I decided I will start a blog. This is my first post.

I just want to document what is needed to start blogging:

I spent some time thinking about a name, and since this is a blog about jobs, I decided to call it simply

Domain name: are the people to talk to about getting the domain name registered in Ireland. There are a lot of options to choose from, and people there are friendly and will explain to you what are your options, and how to go about them.

Blog Engine:
Why did I choose Simply because it seems to be the most used. Free to use, and a lot of customisations available.

I visited web sites of the three most known (to me) web hosting companies to compare packages and prices. Hosting365 seamed expensive, would not install for you, and the pricing was a bit complex. had a Blog Hosting package offer on their front page. Transparent pricing, ordered via the web site yesterday late in the evening.

So in 22 hours what had happened exactly?
I made an order on in the late evening, called them today at 10AM to ask what is the next step, they asked for the credit card details, and I pad over the phone. They processed the order and requested the documentation regarding the Irish domain registration. I faxed it to them, they have sent it to the, some 2 hours later an email from IEDR came to inform me that my request for the domain name has been approved. In the next refresh of the DNS (noon and 5 PM Monday to Friday) my web site is alive and well on the Internet!

It took me some time to install myself – via the interface provided by the Admin panel from I did have to uninstall it, delete the database, install again, and repeat it for a few times to get it done right. It took 15 minutes only really. It’s all clicking on the buttons called Install and Uninstall really.

Anyway, 22 hours after I got an idea about the blog – here it is! And my first post on it!

22 hours is all it takes to set up a blog and start blogging. You only really need to do the steps above, and it’s all it takes!