Sunday, April 15, 2012

~Taking the Time~ to learn Blogging

Just a footnote about my posting of my last post on "Have you Ever Taken the Time to Hug A Tree?"

This being the full first full week of learning how to blog after my daughter Jill at "Blessings of a Stay at Home Mom" had taught me, I thought I was doing pretty darn good until today.

I was breezing along writing my post and finding the right pictures that I wanted. Since I didn't want to loose any thing that I had already posted, I hit the SAVE button half way through.

I continued writing the second half thinking I was okay. But when I went to review the blog........
OH NO.......!!!!!!  Where did the first part go, that I had saved.????????

I was kinda' freaking out.  Thinking I don't remember what I wrote.  Where did it go?
I don't want to do this all over again.. I kept hitting buttons and trying to figure out what was what.  And being new at this, I was at a lost.

I finally hit publish on the second part.  And when I read that I thought what if I can't find the first half, the second doesn't sound too bad.  But people may wonder what was the point I was trying to get across.

Now during this adventure, I am drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee.  If you don't know me, Just a half of cup of caffeine sends me into a flighty orbit.!

So I did what I had to do..... called Jill who lives three hours away.

Of course I did not know she was in the middle of grocery shopping. I am rambling on ( that is another side affect of caffeine on me :-O  ) to  Jill about what happened and could she please
HELP ME~~~~~~~

Well the Sweetie that she is, she stopped right in the middle of the grocery store and helped me to recover the page. Phew!

I am not one  that uses the cell for general conversations and could not understand why so many people have to have them glued to their ears when in a public place.

Now I can see why.   They probably all have "hyped up on caffeine and the fear of the unknown Mothers!!!!!

So Thankfully Jill saved my day and got me back on track.  But I could have "kicked myself" for not writing down the directions she gave me, in case it happens to me again.

I am thinking I better not push my luck today and call her back.  Maybe I better wait until another day when she has some free time.

Jill got me through Facebook a couple of years ago, and as long as they don't keep changing things, I should be okay.  And I start drinking decaf drinks. :-)  Now she has me doing Blogging.

I think she is trying to show me new ways to upgrade my retirement time, by learning to "~Take the Time~" to learn new things and meet  new friends.

Hopefully there are others out there who have come across some setbacks on blogging and have a "Sweetie"  to help them through it all.

Again....Have a wonderful sunny day!!!



  1. When I first started out, I also had my daughter and son in law that had to bail me out many, many times. I finally just gave them my password so they could straighten out the mistakes that I would often make. If you got through learning Facebook, you'll definitely get through blogging. Just don't decide to change your blog template unless you really know what to do when it reverts to a new template that you didn't ask for. You have a sweetheart of a daughter!

  2. Thank you Simone,
    I am glad it is just not me. I had given Jill my password and she can now get in it and get me out of trouble, hopefully.

    Oh, and don't worry, I am not venturing out into changing anything for at least another year. by than they will probably change to a new system and I will have to start all over again.
    Thank you about Jill, yes she is a sweetheart.
    Hope all is well with you.

  3. Lol This made me smile tonight. Glad I could help, we bloggers have to stick together! ;-)

    Love, Jill


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