I am David Jay, a former IT guy, and now the proud owner of Budget Blinds of Independence MO.  You can learn about my business here. On this website my passion is  personal.  My mission in life is to remain "Steadfastly committed to God, Family, and Life". To that end, I seek to inspire others to do the same:

  • How to BUILD a relationship with God, that does not get old or boring.
  • Occasional introspection on Family to keep relationships strong
  • Occasional examination of life issues to keep me tied in to Life,  its richness, and value

I appreciate it if you can journey with me. I have no expectations, and I do not even know if I will have an audience, but at least thee is a small part of the internet universe that will know yet another voice of integrity that longs for God everyday.

This is a sample blog posting.

If you log in to the site (the Author Login link is on the very bottom of this page) you will be able to edit it and all of the other existing articles. You will also be able to create a new article and make other changes to the site.

As you add and modify articles you will see how your site changes and also how you can customise it in various ways.

Go ahead, you can't break it.

Your home page is set to display the four most recent articles from the blog category in a column. Then there are links to the 4 next oldest articles. You can change those numbers by editing the content options settings in the blog tab in your site administrator. There is a link to your site administrator in the top menu.

If you want to have your blog post broken into two parts, an introduction and then a full length separate page, use the Read More button to insert a break.

Your site has some commonly used modules already preconfigured. These include:

  • Image Module which holds the image beneath the menu. This is a Custom module that you can edit to change the image.
  • Most Read Posts which lists articles based on the number of times they have been read.
  • Older Articles which lists out articles by month.
  • Syndicate which allows your readers to read your posts in a news reader.
  • Popular Tags, which will appear if you use tagging on your articles. Just enter a tag in the Tags field when editing.

Each of these modules has many options which you can experiment with in the Module Manager in your site Administrator. Moving your mouse over a module and clicking on the edit icon will take you to an edit screen for that module. Always be sure to save and close any module you edit.

Joomla! also includes many other modules you can incorporate in your site. As you develop your site you may want to add more module that you can find at the Joomla Extensions Directory.