Closing in on W4tW Launch Date

The launch date for the Word for the Way blog/podcast is December 30th. The closer it gets the more excited I get. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately entering in data for the King James version of the Bible.

The purpose of the blog is to give folks a daily dose of God’s Word, the Bible. One of the ways I intend to do this is to encourage everyone to read their Bible each day. The Bible reading program that will be presented will guide the individual to read the Bible completely through in the year. This can be accomplished if the reader will spend approximately 20 minutes each day reading the Bible. W4tW will have a daily blog with the correct amount of scripture pre-printed to assist in this goal. The first Bible reading blog will post on January 1st.

I have read the Bible through each year for several years now and each year it has proven to be a blessing to me. I can’t wait to get started again this year. I hope you will plan to join me.

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“One podcast, coming right up!”

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Take #15!! Naw! It’s not really that bad. I do need to give myself a break though, and admit that it’s not actually going to be perfect!

The podcast is coming along. I’ve got all the sound settings where I want them. Now I just have to get a take that I like. I’m looking for a 3–5 minute time frame for the podcast.

I’m pretty sure that I will be able to blog and podcast at least on a weekly basis. When I say blog, I’m speaking of the weekly article I will be writing to feature on the Sunday W4tW blogs. I’m not counting the short daily blogs that I will be doing… like this one.

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We’re moving right along!!

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I made a lot of progress yesterday on the Word for the Way site:

The site now has a side bar menu which includes buttons for Archives, Categories, the Main Menu, and a Follow button which will allow readers to subscribe to the blog.

And… wait for it… I recorded the December 30th blog. Yep, we may be complimenting the W4tW Blog with a weekly podcast! I’ve still got a lot of work to do before that becomes a reality but we’re headed in that direction. I used Logic Pro on my iMac to record it and (in my opinion) it sounds pretty good. That being said, I will probably re-record it before we actually put it out for public consumption. LOL! If everything goes right between now and then, on December 30th we may be podcasting as well as blogging. (Prayers appreciated.)

The further I travel down this road, the more I see that can be done to make Word for the Way a really great blog.

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A Few Less Items on My Bucket List

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I didnt get to do much on the Word for the Way site Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. I did get some things done yesterday, however.

  1. I located and uploaded the graphics for the January 6th blog.
  2. I uploaded the article for that same blog and got it scheduled to publish. That’s done!
  3. I uploaded the 4 most recent Lighthouse Newsletters that I published and got them added to the Main Menu so my readers can access them. I could upload all of 2018’s newsletters, but I’m not sure anyone would want to read stuff that’s a year old. (If you have an opinion about this either way, please leave a comment below.)
  4. I got some reading done in WordPress All-in-one for Dummies. I’m learning more and more about this thing they call blogging.  Hopefully, it will allow me to add some extra features to my site — stuff that will make it easier to access and more enjoyable to read.

So far, so good!

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Slowly But Surely…

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I only got to work 4 hours on the site yesterday.

I added a few navigational tweaks to the Bible Reading pages and got those and the Welcome Page added to the Main Menu.

I also got the first “official” Word for the Way blog post written and formatted. It’s scheduled for December 30th — the Grand Opening of the site. I hope you come by and check it out.

I’m relying on this book, WordPress All-In-One for Dummies, to guide me on this portion of the journey. (With me representing the “dummies”, of course.)

I just do what I can. When I reach a spot where I can’t get it to do what I want, I go to the book. This may not be the best use of it, but it’s seems to be working for me.

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Making Progress!!

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I’m super excited!

I spent all day yesterday typing in the info for the Bible Reading portion of the site. That’s 12 months (1 page per month). All I have to do today is add the pages to the menu so that my readers can get to them.

I also finshed the Welcome Page yesterday as well. We’re definitely making progress.

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