Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Confessions of a computer illiterate

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I don't know how to transfer digital pictures into a computer (is the term "upload"?), much less put them places of interest, like say...this blog? That's why my facebook profile photo is a picture of my dog wearing a Viking helmet. Also I hate pictures of myself, but if all the courageous weight loss bloogers out there can put up "before" photos, I can break through my photos-of-self-phobia in the interest of careening into the computer age. The dog picture was one that my son posted for the dog's FB page (it's hilarious, btw) and somehow I was able to exact it into the facebook picture place for my page. See - I don't know terms, methods, even the most basic aspects of using a digital camera for anything other than snapping pictures and then leaving them in the cameral for all eternity. THIS MUST CHANGE!

Now that my blogging experience is expanding to constantly finding and getting addicted to new blogs, commenting on them and posting on my own (though I think only 2 people have ever read mine and even that is thrilling and I want MORE!), I'm ready to amp it up a bit and join the 21st century...albeit close to a decade late. (Hey, I invest a lot of good time in the blogging endeavor now, including work time. Please don't inform my employer.) Cut me some slack, I'm an ancient 56 year old with no offspring (translate: computer wizards) on site. I'm a fast learner, so I think I can acquire some new skills here.

As I find new blogs, I'm blown away by how beautiful so many of them are...great photos, layouts, graphic design...this is all stuff I'm uber-interested in and want to learn. I used to write a couple of newsletters back in the late 80's when the first version of Quark Express was in vogue. Loved desk top publishing and got good at it. If I could do that then, I can do this now. So I'm vowing to punch up this blog, for myself and for the very dear 2 people who have commented on it to date! Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Leslie. I'm sure you can learn how to transfer the photos from a camera or phone. I'm envious of all those beautiful blogs with stunning photos on! And the weight loss ones with before and after photos are the best. Lyn at escapefromobesity has managed to get past her worries by cutting her face off the pic. They are still great pics. And Irene at livinlarge09.blogspot has just posted some great photos.

    Once you've got it all set up and done it a couple of times you'll be flying!

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx