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  1. For those help writers.

    I'm new to blogging and am stuck. The easiest way to describe where I'm at is by a practice example.

    Going trough your help is like a car manual. it will tell you how to change a wheel, fill it with petrol, use the aircon, set the GPS etc.

    If you had never used a car before (eg came from Pluto) , this is of no help.

    You would need to start of by saying, Cars are vehicles that move people and things around the city. It can take from 2 to 50 people or 0 to 20 tons of material from A to B. One person has to navigate it. It has a range of 400 miles. etc.

    OK so where is the explanation of wordpress along these lines.

    Does it list my articles daily, weekly, is it open to all or private viewing, how do people find it, can I tell who's has visited my site. ? A one page intro with a few diagrams or flow charts would go a long way to help get the WordPresses design concepts together before I'm told how to create an account and enter a username and password.

    Give the article to a computer dummy, if they understand it, well done, you have got it right and potentially a new customer.

    Cheers Wallace

    The blog I need help with is mbr250.wordpress.com.

  2. Well, if one gets here, it's assumed they have at least a basic understanding of the web and associated terminologies and functions. The Support pages really aren't difficult at all.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/

    Read through this though:

    http://learn.wordpress.com/

  3. You've missed the point. You've pointed me back to the air conditioning manual of the car. You still haven't described what the car does. I understand the problem. You are so aware of the ins and outs of blogs etc you can't see my problem.

    Ok, so lets talk about lobe centers, durations and lift. Something I very familiar with. Know what I'm talking about. I run about 101 deg.

  4. I'm sorry but we cannot help those who cannot use what's provided by Staff http://learn.wordpress.com as it's all we have that we can share.

    This is the main link to all support documentation found at the bottom of your Admin page http://en.support.wordpress.com

    1. All WordPress.com blogs are public unless we choose to chnage the blog visibility to private. Type "privacy settings" into the searchbox there http://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=privacy+settings

    2. All public blogs can be accessed by anyone who types the URL into their upper browser window and clicks. http://mbr250.wordpress.com/

    3. In all blogs the posts are displayed in reverse chronological order on the main page for posts in the blog, which by default is the front page of the blog.

    4. f you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.
    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page
    Which do you choose? It’s one or the other.
    If you choose a static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.

    5.

    You can see the traffic reported in your stats. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

    Your site stats page displays how many followers you have, who your followers are, as well as how many people are subscribed to post comments on your site.

    Dashboard > Site stats > Total, 'Followers' , Shares
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#totals-followers-shares

    Click "blog" and when that page opens click "email followers"
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers&type=email

    P.S. There is no means provided for you to personally identify individuals.

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