Listening to Barack Obama talk about transparency in this mornings news conference rang true with my own personal efforts at reinventing the Gen Plus website. Over the past few years I received so many questions about setting up a blog or a website and so I’m doing something a bit bizarre. I’m going to be transparent about how I build my new site. Rather than unveil the “finished” product with a grand launch, I’ll invite you to watch the evolution of the site!

Although I blog on Blogger, I’ll be setting up the website using WordPress and if you head over to, in fact, you’ll see a blank WordPress template replacing the old site. Over the next few weeks and months, you’ll hopefully learn as I build it. When I first started with my first website, the process was painful! There were no pre-built databases or shopping carts and my programmer, designer and I spent months on refining and building every aspect of the site. Now, of course, you can find most anything, so the learning curve is a lot less. If you have questions along the way, I’ll answer them. If you want to try to build your own site, go for it!

But as a self-taught Boomer Blogger, if I can help you learn a thing or two along the way…why not? So, here is to transparency — even if you don’t understand what I’m doing right at this point.

3 thoughts on “Transparency

  1. Congrats on your move to WordPress and to your own domain. I think you will enjoy it. As a fellow baby boomer/blogger I look forward to following you over there.

  2. Thanks! I’ve run as a Boomer/50 plus job site for 4 years, but kept my blog separate. I’m so impressed by WordPress that I’ve been inspired to change it ALL up! Your blog looks interesting. I’ll be sure to check it out more.

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