I ran a survey for Gloson Blog last month, asking what posts my readers like the best, all the howtos and tips, the blogging tips, the reviews on useful tools, or my funny poems. Most of them answered ‘All the howtos and tips’. But, another number of them answered ‘My funny poems’.
I don’t post my funny poems here, on Gloson Blog, frequently because this blog is not meant to be full of poems. It is supposed to be anything interesting that I learn.
Recently, I decided to remodel PoetryTalents.com so that the people who loves to read my poetry can go there and read them (That was why I didn’t post here, recently).
I won’t post my poems on Gloson Blog anymore. Instead, I’ll post them on Poetry Talents. So, please go there to read them.
PoetryTalents.com has been dominant for a long time (P.S. If you want to see the old PoetryTalents.com, click here). I created it using a web creator software. I didn’t update it for about…more than 6 months.
That’s because the computer that has the web creator software was dominated by viruses. When the computer is back again, I was lazy to post a new poem because it is not an easy progress – I had to
- Open the web creator software
- Make a new page in which I will post the poem.
- Link to the poem from the ‘Funny Poetry’ page.
- Click ‘publish’.
- Wait for it to finish (Sometimes this takes a long time).
That was February 2008.
Building a website with WordPress
After I had more experience in blogging, I realized that wordpress can create sites! No need expensive web creator software. Plus, it is easier! All I need to do is to ‘steal’ the code from the already coded code in any theme (/wp-admin/theme-editor.php).
For example, look at the homepage of PoetryTalents.com. It’s a list of the 10 recent poems. When I post a new poem, it automatically puts the newest poem at the top of the list, and removes the last poem. Well, how did I get the code? Look at Gloson Blog’s footer…see the recent posts list? Yeah, that’s where I got the code.
Now, when I post a new poem, I’d just have to
- Open Windows Live Writer.
- Paste the poem.
- Hit ‘Publish’ (It takes a short while).
Maybe, I’ll write a post on how to create a website by just using wordpress, or how I remodeled Poetry Talents, soon.
And as for the poems that are on Gloson Blog, I deleted some of them and redirected the URL to the same poem on Poetry Talents with a plugin called ‘Redirection’.
I will post poems more frequently there because…That site is meant for poetry!
I also installed a rating plugin that lets you rate my poems (1-5 stars). The best 20 poems (The ones with the highest rating) will be displayed at the sidebar. So, please help me to rate the poems . It will help my Poetry Talents readers find the best poems to read.
Maybe, besides poems, I’ll post tips on how to write funny poetry, or site news. Maybe, I’ll also start a forum where you can discuss stuff, or post your funny poems there (The best ones would be posted). So, instead of being a guest blogger, you become a guest poet 🙂 .
To read my poems, please head to Poetry Talents. I hope you’ll enjoy them.
P.S. And don’t forget to rate them! 😉