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Hello again! Today, I’m excited to share a little tale from my rollercoaster ride through the world of blogging. You see, I’m not what you’d call a tech-savvy person. In fact, all this tech stuff sometimes drives me crazy. Just today, I found myself facing a technical challenge in the mysterious labyrinth that is WordPress, but thankfully I stumbled upon a solution that I would like to share with you today. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back, and let’s dive into my recent challenge in the blogosphere.

 

The Beginning of My Blogging Journey

I recently embarked on an adventure to create, launch, and sell a digital product. It’s all part of an online marketing course I’m taking, which aims to unlock the secrets of the digital world. Part of the course involves running a blog. It’s an awesome course and I’ve already learned HEAPS. My mentor John Thornhill is an incredibly successful Internet Marketer who started his own online marketing journey in 2004 and has been coaching thousands of others ever since. So if you like, feel free to check it out here*.

 

Caption Conundrum

Today, as I began adding images to my blog, I noticed the captions underneath the images in my posts were absurdly huge. I mean, it looked like they were screaming for attention, while my intention was simply to subtly mention the image creators. Being the not-so-techy person that I am, I felt like I’d stumbled into a digital labyrinth with no exit sign in sight.

Cue the frantic Google search for a solution. And lo and behold, Google didn’t disappoint me. After a few clicks, I stumbled upon the magic spell, or in this case, a piece of code, that would help me tame those huge captions.

 

The Eureka Moment

I found a simple solution that could adjust the size of caption fonts on my blog, and you know what they say, “Desperate times call for desperate coding.” So, off I went to My Site > Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS, and added the code. And you know what? IT WORKED! HURRAY!!!

Here’s the enchanting code incantation:

/*Changes the size of caption font*/
figcaption {
font-size: 12px;.
}

The best part? You can change the font size to your heart’s content; it doesn’t have to be 12px, of course ūüėČ Just have a play round.

Oh, and if you’re the adventurous type, you can add the code to your Stylesheet (style.css) instead.

 

A Tech-Challenged Victory

Now, mind you, even though this code seems simple to the tech-savvy, for me, it was like deciphering ancient hieroglyphics. But it worked like a charm! I adjusted the font size, and suddenly, my captions were like obedient little elves, no longer attempting world domination. It was a triumph that sent me into a joyful, tech-challenged victory dance.

 

Learning by Doing

My adventures in the blogosphere have taught me that even the least techy of us can navigate the labyrinth of coding with a little help from Google and a sprinkle of determination. Sure, I’m still trying to figure out why my captions aren’t showing up on my featured images (which are not the same thing as the images I have been talking about in this blog post), but I’m not giving up. That’s the beauty of learning by doing. As Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

So, to all my fellow bloggers out there, remember that every tech glitch, coding challenge, or image caption fiasco is just another chapter in your blogging journey. Embrace it, learn from it, and always stay positive.

Here’s to tech-challenged victories and the endless possibilities of the digital world. Until next time, and happy blogging!

Feel free to comment below and share.

To your success,

Olivia Ressler

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