Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
As I posted earlier, I am having such fun with the Flickr toys. Made a cute movie poster, but didn't post it. I want to do another though, so stay tuned!
I had some trouble today because I tried to post my kitty poster on the right side of the page (as a page element, not as a post because I wanted it to be permanent like my Avatar) but the text was too small to read, and the picture was fuzzy. So then I thought, "Why does my blog template have so much unusable margin space? There's got to be a way to use more of the margins, so I can put in bigger pictures, or maybe even add a third column." That was almost the beginning of the end! I found a link to a "blog for dummies" site, and it showed me how to get into the html and fiddle with the margins. I learned just enough to get myself in trouble. I could make the body margins much wider, but could never get the right side (I know there's a tech term for that!) to be any wider. So I gave up before I did any permanent damage. Going into it, I naively thought that I could somehow just click and drag with the mouse to increase the margins! But I learned a lot along the way, and may still attempt a third column when I'm more confident. Thanks, "cheerleaders", for your encouraging posts!
I was wondering what the fuss was about Flickr and now I know - it's the TOYS!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Boy, did I have trouble with this! I created the avatar, which was pretty easy, but then couldn't get it to upload to my blog site. That's one of the reasons I switched sites from Wordpress and created a new blog in Blogger. I think Wordpress is for business applications and is not as intuitive as I need (being a beginner). Once I switched to Blogger, it was much easier. One of my larger problems, of course is that I simply cannot remember all the passwords and user ID's!!!! And I fear writing it all down, because some Russian spy might find them and hack into all my stuff!!
Week 1, Thing 2: 7 1/2 Habits of Successful Life-long Learners
**There was no “Thing 1″ listed, so I assume it is just to read about and commit to the Web 2.0 program. Which I have done!**
Of the seven habits, #4 is the toughest for me: “Have confidence in yourself as a competent, effective learner.” I didn’t graduate college until I was 34 (married young and had kids right away), so I’ve always felt “behind” when it comes to learning. Also, retention is difficult for me so I struggle with remembering what I’ve been taught. Ironically, it is because of this that I think the easiest “habit” for me would be #2: “Accept responsibility for your own learning.” It seems the older I get, the less I care what others think about me. I’m not afraid to ask for help, or admit I don’t know something.