Thursday, December 25, 2008

Looking for Answers

Okay, Christmas has come but hopefully not gone from our hearts. We spent ours rather unexpectedly, stuck in Coffeyville, Kansas,due to an overheating motor home engine. We were supposed to be in Tulsa having a wonderful time with our friends. Instead, I sat here and read blogs most o the day while poor old Geezer, stayed in bed sick with the post- Amazon disease. ( seems half the folks came down with this dreadful cold just as they ended their seasonal stints there). Oh well,we are getting used to this sort of thing happening after the rig sits still for a few months.

Now we are finally in Tulsa and celebrated a lunch at least one of us had been craving all week that was really tasty today.

But back to the title. I totally enjoy blogging, even when I can't think of much to say. The past couple of months have been good discipline for me. I wake up wanting to do some writing. While not everything I write is award winning, I think I'm improving. which brings me back to the title-finally.

I know I'm becoming less afraid of the techie side of blogging and I've learned a lot but there are some things I don't get. A few weeks ago someone who's screen name began with an R tagged me. I had absolutely no idea what that meant and deleted the message. Now I discover this was a good thing and I should have been delighted.

Dear "R" please forgive my rudeness and ignorance and if you want to try again please do BUT tell me what I'm supposed to do once I'm tagged.

And then there's memes. My good friend, who writes Piecing a Life sent me a meme that I still haven't been able to complete. But that's okay because I don't know if I'm supposed to answer as a comment on her blog or pass it along on my blog.

Does anyone actually make any money by becoming an afiliate or having ads for diet products appear next to their cookie recipe?

Then there is the whole subject of awards and buttons. Where do they come from and since I want to have my book cover up there in the corner, how do I add any other images or logos?

I love clicking the next button at the top of the page. I read travel blogs, Christmas blogs, storytellers blogs, hand crafted blogs, miniatures blogs, book blogs and anything with cute kids in them even the ones in Japanese or middle eastern languages. So what if I can't read them, those smiling faces all say the same thing in any language- "love me!" Still, I wish there were a way to have more of them come up in English.

But the biggie that I wanted to figure out was where do you find the gizmo to add sound to a blog? Some of the blogs I clicked on had lovely carols playing and I really wanted to do that but couldn't find them.

Oddly enough, I expect that with two possible exceptions, any answers to my questions will be coming from readers I don't actually know. Although several followers are part of my family, and most are fairly savvy with computers on the whole, I seem to discover more of the bloggers' tricks than they do, simply because I'm not afraid to keep editing.

So please any of you out there in blogger land, if you can, help me to appear smart once again. I'm afraid I emptied my bag of tricks by Christmas. Believe me, no advise will be turned down.

See ya down the road,


Karen said...

You answer a meme on your own blog, then tag others to do the same thing.

tamara said...

How do you think I found you?!


Mass. USA

Lee said...

I'm with you. I have a hard time doing all that tech stuff. And I am sure I don't understand the tagged stuff either. I was tagged and I deleted it also.

Happy New Year from THE TRAVELING PAGES!

Lee & Leigh

spiritualastronomer said...

More than you probably ever wanted to know--I haven't read through this, but it looks like some interesting info on adding music to a blog. Good luck.

Kate :-) said...

Congratulations on your "Second Life"! What a wonderful thing to do - travel and see the country. That's on my list of things to do - travel the world in an RV with the family.
Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to "see" you again!