Thursday, February 20, 2014

Homework, is that you?

I'm working on coming up with a handout/lesson plan for teaching people how to use Blogger for a class (in a public library setting--relax, I'm not making any money here). And it occurs to me that I have been using Blogger for so long (10 years--YIKES) that it all seems second nature to me.
The challenge is to take a step back and look at it with a newcomer's eyes-- what is the very fundamental lesson that one needs to start with? What else needs to be included? What can be left out of an intro class?

And truth be told, Blogger is probably the easiest way to start blogging. The templates/layout are already done. The toolbars are really similar to Microsoft Word.

Yeah. So, enough procrastinating.
Back to working on that handout.

Stay classy, interwebs.

Sunday, February 09, 2014


The funniest thing to me about the fact that I completely dropped the 30-day-photo-challenge was that I dropped on the day I was supposed to take a photo of a good habit. ALL I could think of was flossing my teeth--which, ew, nobody wants to watch and shhh, don't tell my dentist, I only do like every other day or when I remember or after I have eaten a pulled pork sandwich and food is squished up in between my teeth (see: ew, nobody wants to watch).

So I am going to take a page from the playbook of Miss Piggy, and change the subject completely. Over Christmas, Fiona and I took a bunch of selfies while at my in-laws house. This one is my favorite, because I am lovingly kissing her forehead and she is in the process of making a goofy face. It sums up our relationship fairly well.

I am in the thick of my digital content creation class and learning how to make new digital things like movies and podcasts! Once I figure out how to upload a podcast, I will totally share that with you. It's possible that the only person that will be interested in said podcast is my mom (Hi, Mom!), but I'm going to throw it out there because I made it. And it's kind of like painting with sound.

That got weird really quickly. I probably shouldn't type these things out when I'm reaching the end of a manic weekend and actively procrastinating. I am the Queen of the ProcrastiNation--I have a tiara and everything.

It doesn't look like I can import an MP3 file directly into a Blogger post, so I'm going to do some poking around and see what my options are.