Mechanics Beats Theory
My friend was frustrated on the other end of the phone.
“I just don’t understand how my WordPress (.com) blog can be a website,” she said.
I briefly explained the difference between posts and pages, and the way different themes worked to display information. Throughout my monologue she mumbled sounds of a vague and unconvincing understanding. My brilliance wasn’t cutting through her fog.
“It actually really easy to do. You just don’t know the mechanics of the process,” I concluded.
“You hit it on the head!” she said. “I don’t get what steps to take.”
Something clicked for me in that conversation. My friend helped me understand that many people need practical, concrete examples before they can grasp the systems and information flow that many WordPress developers take for granted.
I look forward to playing with new approaches to teaching people learning and teaching styles.