October 10 – Columbus Day
A holiday for some, a lighter work day for others. It is giving me a chance to run a test blog. I recently read a post by a blogger I started following through the A to Z Challenge. His name is John Holton and his blog is called “The Sound of One Hand Typing.” Given my profession as a medical transcriptionist, you can see how the title would grab me. He blogs every day and a lot of his posts are about music and writing, two other interests of mine. At any rate, in one of his most recent posts he talked about simulcasting his WordPress blog with his Blogger blog, so that he only has to type it once and it automatically posts on both accounts! What a concept!
A while back I set up a WordPress account because some of the blogs I started to follow were on WordPress and I found it was easier to comment on them with the same account. But, I never wrote any blog posts on the WordPress account because I had already started a lot of posting on Blogger. However, I noticed that if someone went to my WordPress site from the comment I left, they were taken to a page which said “Under Construction” or something generic that WordPress uses when there is no content available on the page.
|Hells Bells I say!|
Fortunately, one of the posts John did for last year’s A to Z challenge detailed how to simulcast the posts, so I had to try it. This, then, is a test simulcast. If it works, then I’m going to try it the reverse way and see if I can post on WordPress and have it land here. The “recipe” is from a site called IFTTT (If This, Then That). How clever is that? Since I am NOT at all behind the scenes tech savvy (which is why I have always used Mac products for their simplicity), I like practicing new things that make me appear tech savvy, get it?