Thursday, May 1, 2008

Adventures in technology

Wow, my first post! I just took a class last night on how to set up this blog. With an amazingly smart and patient instructor, among the things I learned are:

--I am absolutely no good at typing on a "flat" keyboard. The computers available at the class were a lot more advanced than mine is. I still don't know if the first password I submitted was rejected because it was unacceptable in some way or because of my typing skills.

--I should have been thinking in advance about the name of my blog. Had several "not available" choices before I was able to sneak in the oh-so-handy "too" and finally move on.

--I have the dubious skill of making two copies of a saved draft without any effort on my part! One has to wonder just how often that will happen when I actually post a post...

--Just what is required to add comments to other blogs--I have been looking up recipes and reading book blogs and just generally enjoying other peoples' blogs without expressing any appreciation for their efforts.

--I probably need practice with the set-up portion of this whole adventure, what with so many choices in text, font, etc. So please bear with me--if anyone ever actually finds this blog... :)


hsjacobus said...

You've come far and are doing great:)

Marie said...

HSJacobus--Thanks very much--I do feel better prepared now, but have a looong way to go. Reminds me of that saying, "Education is learning what you didn't know you didn't know." Or something like that.
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and recipes. Like I have probably mentioned many times before, one of the things that I like about visiting your site is that you make things look doable, if not downright easy, so that makes it easier to just buckle down and try. Gotta love easier :)...thanks for your comment!

hsjacobus said...

I'm glad it all makes sense and sounds easier. I don't believe in making things harder then they have to be and I try really hard not to "speak Greek" when posting food recipes for just that reason. I want my kids to be able to read these and say, "That sounds easy." and feel like they should go for it. If you haven't seen, through my posts, they all seem to be getting into cooking more and more the last few years.

Marie said...

I have noticed that--and it's a priceless skill to develop! I'm just glad that you make your recipes available to everyone!