“Shannon, I would like your opinion on something,” Ashley said.
“Sure, Ashley. What it is exactly that you would like my opinion on?” Shannon asked.
“Well, I know that you are a blogger and I have been thinking about getting into blogging myself. I would like to know which blogging platform to use?” Ashley asked.
“Oh, it doesn’t really matter,” Shannon said.
“Huh?” Ashley blurted out loudly; she donned the facial expression of a woman who was confused.
“It doesn’t really matter, because it is all about publishing quality content,” Shannon said in a very confident tone of voice.
“But, if my memory serves me correctly, I believe that you have a blog on WordPress, right?” Ashley uttered.
“Yes, Ashley. You are right. I do have a WordPress blog,” Shannon said.
“Well, in that case, I am going to go with WordPress,” Ashley said.
“Good choice, Ashley,” Shannon said. “So, have you made up your mind as to what your blog is going to be about?”
“Yes, Shannon,” Ashley said with a wide grin on her face. “It is going to be based on book reviews!”
Both women laughed.
Shannon got up from the chair that she was sitting on and said, “Please follow me, Ashley. I am taking you to my computer room right down the hall.”
Ashley looked at a few of the beautiful paintings that hung majestically on Shannon’s white-coloured wall while she followed her friend, Shannon to the computer room.
Shannon opened the door for her friend, Ashley and said, “After you,” stating politely that she would like Ashley to be the first one to enter the computer room.
Ashley nodded and entered Shannon’s computer room. “Wow! This is amazing!” Ashley said looking at the three high-end computers in their respective workstations.
“Pick anyone,” Shannon said. “The computer to the right-hand side of the room is an Apple iMac with the latest macOS, the computer in the middle of the room is a Dell desktop computer with the latest version of Windows on it and to the left-hand side of the room, there is a HP desktop computer with Linux; it has the latest version of Linux Mint installed on it.”
“I will go with the HP desktop with the latest version of Linux Mint on it,” Ashley said.
“What?” Shannon said; she was pleasantly surprised by Ashley’s choice of computer and operating system. “We have been friends since kindergarten times and you never once mentioned to me that you use Linux.”
Ashley laughed and said, “Well, that is because you never asked. I started using Linux about three years ago. I have Linux installed on my computer at home — Ubuntu to be precise, and I chose to use Linux Mint, because it is based on Ubuntu.”
Shannon showed her friend, Ashley, how to set up a free blog on WordPress and she even went as far as helping her choose a lovely-looking theme for her blog.
“Thank you, Shannon,” Ashley said. “I will add a blog post to my new blog as soon as I find a new book to review.”
“You are welcome, Ashley,” Shannon said with a happy-looking facial expression on her face. “I have a strong feeling that you are going to be a very good book blogger and you are going to see for yourself how wonderful blogging really is!”
Ashley got up from the workstation and said, “Thanks for everything, Shannon. I will send you a text message as soon as I publish my first book review on my blog.”
“Good! I will be looking out for that text message, Ashley!” Shannon said. Continue reading “Blogging Is Beautiful!”