Friday, March 4, 2011

In Search of a Rainbow

Thought for the day: If you want to see a rainbow, you have to put up with some rain.

It seems that managing a website, even one as "simple" as blogger, is not my best bag. For eight years, I supported a wonderful amateur radio website, but all I had to do then, besides pay for the hosting and domain of the thing, was provide input to our three fabulous webmasters and PRESTO! they did some kind of mysterious voodoo with it and BAM!  posted it just like THAT! (And let me tell ya, they really made it look G-O-O-D, too.)

Now, here I am, floundering in a sink-or-swim situation, and to tell the truth, my swimming capabilities never were all that hot, and I still don't know what the heck I'm doing with this blog. Honest, it really wasn't my intention for the header and header picture for this blog to take up a whole darned screen, but shrinking it down to a more reasonable size has eluded my meager capabilities so far. Still haven't figured out how to add more than one picture to a blogpost yet, either. And alas and alack, maybe I DO need to change the title to a more "original" one, after all.

But hey, I'm still a newbie, right? This blog is only a week old, so I'm bound to get better. One can only hope. (On the other hand, I could always learn to love a full-screen header ...!)  In the meantime, I'll just keep on plugging. I don't expect to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but I WOULD like to make it to the rainbow. For now, though, I reckon I'll just have to put up with the rain. And that's just fine. I have two handy-dandy yellow rain hats.

So, no time to be discouraged, right? Sure, this whole blogging thing is a little outside of my usual comfort zone, but it's time to expand something other than my girth. By George, I WILL get it! I WILL reach the rainbow! But just so ya know, I'm not ready to jump into Facebook or Twitter just yet. I'm not ready to "tweet" yet. However, I may "toot" now and then, especially after I eat some of my husband's sugar-free cookies.

Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other. I believe I'll take a nap.


  1. Don't worry. It gets easier the more you do it. (Heh-heh. I said "do it.") <--I would never make a comment like that if I didn't know you read Tawna's blog. So I know you can't be shocked. ;)

  2. Hi, Linda.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, and (yippee!)signing on as a "follower". I really appreciate the encouragement. (It's only been a week, but I must admit, I was already beginning to worry that Kati was the only one who'd ever show up at my "little party", and that in the end, I'd be left sitting here all alone in front of my computer surrounded by mountains of stuffed mushrooms, chicken wings, and booze.)

    Yeah, I'm a big fan of Tawna's blog. "Do it", huh? Well, as an amateur radio operator, I can say that WE "do it" all over the world!

    Take care, and again ... THANKS! (I really enjoy your blog, too.)


  3. Don't get discouraged. It takes a while for people to realize your blog exists. In the meantime, remember what Kevin Costner said in Field of Dreams:

    "Build it and they will come."

  4. Yes ma'am, I'm building, I'm building. (LOVE Field of Dreams, by the way.)My mom used to say, "Patience is a virtue; keep it if you can. Seldom found in women, and never found in men." So I'll keep working on that patience thing, too, and hope that my building materials turn out to be bricks (and not a bunch of worthless straw!)

    Take care.