Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Technophobe moves on

I think I’ve laid the demon to rest.

I took an internet marketing course, part of which included my very own blog. Having messed one up before, I figured it was time I came to grips with technology.

It was wonderful. Everything fell into place first time. Oh yeah?
But it looked so easy. Huh!!

I set up three blogs, one for romance writing, one for affiliate marketing, and one for copywriting. So far, so good. Until…

…I proudly sent it to one of my loops for approval and got several messages back saying it didn’t work. Lo and behold, my demon had struck again. Back to the drawing board.

After several messages back and forth to the blog forum, I finally figured out that I had not given them the right name. So I recreated them. After another freak-out about not being able to centre the picture, it turned out that some of the templates didn’t support that particular instruction. The two I'd chosen being two of them.

Apart to being a pain the the proverbial, I was please to note it wasn’t my fault.


It all works and now all I have to do is line up the widgets with my book covers. Wish me luck.

In the meantime I can now display it proudly on my sig line as all my own work.

If you would like to take a look, it’s
With apologies to Alexandre Dumas.



Mona Risk said...

Jean, you did a terrific job. Have you noticed how the minute we master a technology something new comes up to make us feel ignorant again. I can't text message and I hate ipod!!!

Joan Leacott said...

What a pretty blog, Jean. Someday, I'll get around to creating one. I'm with Mona. These days, it's almost impossible to be up-t-the-minute on anything.

Jill James said...

Jean, congratulations on being brave. Sometimes we just have to try. If it messes up, get a new blog name. hahahaha

Marilu Mann said...

Hang in there! It just gets easier. :)

Joanne said...

This is good. I'm not good at this stuff, either, but you're doing great.