This is my first post in this blog. I will talk a little about myself as well as the first activity, which was creating this blog.
To start, I’m Miguel Barro Encinas and I study computer science at Tec de Monterrey. This blog is part of a course about analysis and modeling of software systems. During this course, I will learn about design patterns, object oriented design, UML and many more topics. I really like programming and, although I won’t be doing any coding during this course, this course will make it so I’m more efficient and make better decisions when I do code.
Now, let me talk about my experience creating this blog. I have never used WordPress. I have heard of it multiple times, but never had the need to use it. For past classes, when I needed a blog, I always used Blogger. WordPress was recommended so I decided that I might as well try it out instead of using the one I already knew.
One of the biggest hurdles when creating this blog was finding the free option. It was mentioned in the assignment description that there was a free option for WordPress. However, I couldn’t find it at first. I was actually looking for third party sites online that could host my site, but they all had a cost. After a lot of searching, I was able to find the free option. It was difficult to find, made it seem like WordPress doesn’t want you to find it and wants you to pay instead. But I was able to find it and created this blog.
And now that I have created this blog, there is so much I need to learn about WordPress in order to make good posts. Sure, plain text is really easy, but what if I wanted to use images, videos, upload files, etc. I hope that during this course I will learn how to make good blogs and how to make good use of the tools that WordPress provides.