Thursday, December 13, 2007
Close to Nowhere
One of my favorite things on Friday afternoons is when I dig through the old, bound copies of the newspaper and find the bits and pieces for “The Pages of The Past.”
The past couple weeks in the 1997 book I’ve been reading all about how The South Reporter is now on the Internet -- the dawn of a new era!
I can remember how excited I was about The South Reporter being online. In fact, I can remember just a few years before that going to a workshop at the library and learning all about the “world wide web.”
We’re up for a new era now. It seems like more and more folks have “blogs.” When I first heard about them, I had to look it up -- it’s a really strange word.
Actually, it’s only an online journal. Kinda like a “Dear Diary” except instead of locking it and hiding the key, it’s published online in a public forum. Not only do a gazillion other people have the opportunity to read your journal/diary, they can also leave comments and tell you what they think about what you think.
Sounds kinda scary to me. What if most of the gazillion people don’t like me?
My younger brother Danny has a semi-political blog that he claims is written by his next door neighbor’s cat. His blog, over the past year or so, has evolved from “very political” to more pictures and commentary from the neighborhood cats, dogs and occasional goat.
I really enjoy reading his blog, and now I’m also reading a lot of the blogs from my Dear Jane quilting email friends.
Here’s another scary, dangerous thing -- I decided that if my brother can do it and so many ladies on my list can do it, well, why can’t I?
So instead of researching and learning more about how to blog and the technicalities involved, I went to a blog site that many of my Dear Jane friends use and just made me a blog!
My poor brother is trying to help me (I’ve helped him with his grammar and punctuation, so turn about is really fair play!).
My new blog is different shades of pink and rose (I used a “template” and that’s what color the simplest looking one was).
It’s fairly easy to fool with -- you go to the “dashboard” and “add elements” etc.
So far, I have photos of Disaster East and Disaster West (two different shots of my new sewing room) and a photo of one of the first things I’ve finished in my room -- my Wizard of Oz collection of Barbies and Beanie Babies. (You do have to have your priorities -- floor, desk, etc. can wait until after the Barbies are settled!)
I only know three blog addresses, including mine -- here they are:
News: (662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, comments, corrections: email@example.com
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