Thursday, July 29, 2010

Live and Learn

One lesson I have learned in life, over and over, is whenever I begin to take myself too seriously, something happens or the universe sends me a message reminding me to knock it off.

The other day when I was thinking about naming my blog(s), future website and/or e-store, I was getting quite stressed. They have to be just right to convey the right meaning or idea, or at least I want them to be. Anyway, two things happened in short order. The first was that I drove by a sign (oh, I didn't mention this was consuming my thinking even as I was driving and hauling a trailer with 6 canoes, not a good thing, I know). I can't quote it exactly and I'm not going to go look up chapter and verse right now, but the quote is a familiar one, 'I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.' Ah, I began to relax. I am not alone. Then, just moments down the road, I noticed a coyote out in broad daylight along the side of the road. He was standing there watching the cars go by, head moving side to side as he watched. His mouth was open in a pant and I swear he was smiling, or laughing, as coyotes are known to do. Alright, enough already! Comforted and cajoled at the same time, I put my worries aside, laughed at myself and focused more keenly on my task at hand, driving.

I also learned a couple things from my first blog and both are things I should have already known. First, double check spelling. I hope I have fixed my typos. Secondly, nothing is as easy as someone says it should be. A few friends tried to post comments, but couldn't. Thanks to the "Help" button I figured out I had to change some settings and am still not sure they are where I want them. I also changed my URL to something a little easier to remember and type in. My original ideas were not available and I had to come up with something last minute, so now it is done. Another joke on me, after all my worries about a name.

Now I am working on learning about widgets and gadgets and adding pages and links. Some other things I am considering for my blog(s) are whether to have one blog and several tabs or several blogs with few, or no, tabs. I am leaning toward several blogs. I am also wondering and learning about webhosts and e-stores. I am sure there will be more mistakes, no...opportunities for learning, as I go along. I will try to remember I am not alone and to keep laughing.

Once again, I invite your feedback. Share a lesson learned or a helpful how-to about blogging.
It's late, too late for coffee, think I'll go pour some iced lemonaide.

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