Following on from Murphy’s law, yesterday afternoon I decided to check whether the letter badges were available for the A to Z challenge. (I was away from the internet for a week, so am still catching up.)
Last year I was rather a newbie and copied each badge into a New Post. WordPress experienced some difficulty while I was doing this for all the letters in a single session! (I mentioned it in my post for the Cheersfest, when A to Z’ers roasted Arlee Bird.)
So this year I decided to dig into the HTML a bit and see whether I could put the badges where I wanted them, just using the shortcuts to the badges and without taking up any significant space on WordPress. (Yes, the badges are ready!)
The fact that I have seventeen revisions of my post for the letter A indicates that I didn’t find this as easy as I had hoped. (Some revisions were just to add tags.)
One thing I learned last year was that having the letter at the start of the post, without any text visible may frighten readers away. I had one comment that my blog was not loading properly. I suspect the visitor had not scrolled down to find my words.
This year I am arranging it differently. I have not quite gained control of the coding, but what I have managed to put together is likely to be fit for purpose.
This post is an example of how it will work, unless I learn more before April.
If anyone can tell me how to post the letter with text adjacent to it, please let me know. I’ll be forever grateful!