Sometimes we NEED a desktop to tame WordPress Admin. ChromeBooks satisfy.
WordPress.com has deprecated the "Press This" bookmarklet. Personal opinion: an intensely user-hostile decision.
WordPress.com free + Premium users enjoy 3 options to show coming attractions, a/k/a an Editorial Calendar. Neither plug-in nor premium account is required. WP Business Tier, plus self-hosted folks, need a free plugin. Details follow.
Neither plug-ins nor php coding is required to create a polished portfolio. WordPress.com provides the base tools. But you will need to acknowledge, and conquer, the fear materializing when stepping outside a comfort zone. You'll beat the challenges you meet. Here's how.