Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Slice of Life: I Did It!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, BethAnna, Kathleen, and Deb
                    for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

There are times when I despair of ever learning all I want to know, or even a small bit of what I want to know.  There are huge gaps in my  knowledge of technology which I like to attribute to "being a blogger of a certain age."  I fight with  blogger weekly. The format I see on my compose screen is never how it shows up when I hit the publish button!  

Several years ago I started a summer reading blog for my students, Sweet Summer Reads.  After retirement, I used it occasionally to report on our after school book club activities.  I wanted a new blog, or I needed to rename the old blog.  Neither seemed satisfactory, what I really wanted was to post all my Sweet Summer Reads stuff onto a new blog. So I wandered around, I punched keys to see what was in different sections of the settings, and by serendipity I discovered that it was possible to import everything and still leave the other blog intact.  And then because it showed up a bit differently in the new blog, I played around with some of the possibilities and discovered a new format to use.   I'll share the blog this afternoon with students at our after school book club meeting. Take a peek at Sweet Reads and let me know what you think.  

Most of the time when I have computer questions, I go to my husband, to my kids, to Ryan, or to a workshop at the Apple store, but this time I figured it out all by myself.  Someday I want to schedule a google chat with other blogspot users so I/we can troubleshoot some of my/our common issues.  (For instance, why is the spacing in the last few lines goofed up?)  But for today, I'm happy with the new blog and ready to add some new posts about this year's group (as soon as I get parent permission forms returned).   


  1. Hurrah for you. I'll go right over! Ramona, I couldn't find your post linked up on the TWT post, just to let you know. I'll be glad to try to help with your blogger questions, but as you probably discovered, there is lots of help online.

  2. Funny thing, Ramona: my son had to "cut me off" as I was relying on him too heavily for internet help! I remember feeling just like you - I did it! - whenever I solve my own problem online. It can be so frustrating and time-consuming... but ultimately it's that "don't just give a man a fish, teach him to fish" thing. My first-stop is always a Google search for whatever issue I'm dealing with. Lots of help out there! And also I've just come to terms with the fact that there are some mysteries I'm not going to take time to solve (like the wonky spacing at the bottom). How important is it, really? I've made a decision to focus on content and do the best I can with the time I have. So there. :) GOOD LUCK and KEEP GOING!! xo

  3. Oh, I can so identify with this! I can't believe all I CAN do with technology, but being of that "certain age" I know it only scratches the surface of all I COULD do.