Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Learning and Relearning How to Use Internet Sites

Blogger's new design button has been challenging. Slowly one by one I'm changing my 70+ blogs over to the new format. Social networking has become so complicated and labor intensive that I really feel sorry for people just joining the Internet. I'm still learning new stuff every day. Each new site has it's new challenges. I recently joined Tumblr and I was so lost on there I had to ask for help in the Etsy chatroom. One of the unsung great parts of Etsy chat is it's full of creative minds and most are more than willing to jump in and tell you how they made an ad, or made a Facebook fan page or how to design your banner. Of course not all advice is good, so you have to filter through it, but it's free. So I got my Tumblr going pretty well.

Etsy now has a button you can push each time you list a new item that dumps it right onto Facebook. Such a time saver. I used it today when I posted a new black scarf.

Hubpages has changed a lot so I'm relearning how to use it. When a site redesigns major elements you have to relearn all over again.

My biggest worry right now is this computer is running out of memory. The guy fixing my 'good' computer basically stole it as I haven't heard from him in almost 2 years and he doesn't return emails or phone calls. I say we should just go to his house and bang on his door, but he's my boyfriend's friend and he doesn't want to alienate him. I guess when you can build a computer from scratch you forget that some of us can't. And it's a major inconvenience and loss of revenue if someone else is holding your computer hostage. I don't even know if it's fixed or not. I just know he ordered about $200 worth of parts. You'd think he'd want to get paid for those at least, wouldn't you?

Ah well, I didn't mean for this to be a rant. If you are fixing something for someone, be kind and get it done in a timely manner or give it back.

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