Thursday, December 18, 2008

it's a matter of time

finding time to follow all the steps, figure out how stuff works then write an essay on how something works (or doesnt) and why, is too much like school.

So I've chosen to play at my own pace. Most of my stuff here has been done on my own time. It's taking way more time than I expected. Perhaps there are those who can figure stuff out and then determine if they like it or not and then write about it quickly and easily, but I'm not one of them.

it takes me a long time to slog through all the assignments.

it's more than one 'thing' a week and each one takes more than a couple minutes or even 30 minutes. some assignments take hours to sift be assigned 'write something' is like saying 'create a tree from this acorn' for me.

when something that's supposed to be fun becomes onerous and more like drudgery, it stops being fun.

I appreciate the effort put into planning and executing this project. But I just don't have the time.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Okay, not really doing the project anymore

but I'm now officially a Delicious user!

I have 3 pages of bookmarks, and have started wading through them to see which ones I want to use and which I will 'unbookmark'.

Very handy to have, those online bookmarks

Monday, November 10, 2008

Manga, Manga Manga!!!! (yes Russ I'm quoting you)

I just returned from a totally awesome experience with other teen librarians from across the nation. There were authors there!!!

my head fairly explodes with the stuff I learned. the all day workshop on Manga and all things Graphic was so awesome and informative, and yes I got to meet a couple of Manga artists as well as a publisher and some Graphic Novel artists

and...Patterson's books for teens...will be published in Graphic Novel format! We Must get them..yes we must! (I'm sure they're already on order *grins*)

oh, yeah...and I found out the rest of the world has been reading Manga and Graphic novels for years and it's accepted...the American market has taken much longer to get off the ground but it's skyrocketing. (FYI everyone in Japan reads Manga and it's written for Men, Women, adults, teens, school-agers and even toddlers. They read on the subway, in the streets, etc)

So, all those comics fans out there, we can come out of the closet now and defend our right to read with pride! We're not Geeks! (well not much) and even non-Geeks can feel free to read comics/Graphic Novels/Manga!

I wonder where I can get Illustrated classics....that's what got me reading...Man in the Iron Mask, Count of Monte Christo, Three Musketeers...I went straight from the comics to the library for the 'real book' at 10 years old.

Oh, and I know this really isn't the 'place' to blog about my experience at the symposium, but hey, it's where I went first to blog *grins*

I'll talk about the 'twitter/tumblr/hulu/tech crunch, etc in another posting

Friday, October 24, 2008

omgs how fun is this! #11

I just added a Library widget with my 'what I've read' list...

RSS feeds #9

I'd already created an RSS feed with a blog I'm following on OWhatAGeek, using the Google blogging feature included with blogger.

I don't think there's a way to make that feed public. I'll have to see. When I log into my google account, I see the feed I'm following as well as . Here's the screen shot


LOL!! #10 Generator Blog Rocks!

I found Generator Blog very entertaining. I went to the Vampire Name Generator and here's the results:

The Great Archives determine you to have gone by the identity:
Patience Fry
Known in some parts of the world as:
Demon of Bukovina
The Great Archives Record:
An elderly mortal who did not want to die.
I had already found the Trading Card generator and created one for assignment #5

Assignment #7

I created a blog for my family/extended family this week. I used blogger.

it all started when my oldest daughter mentioned on the phone she wished there was a way she could share photos with all the family without having them 'hanging out in public' for the world to see. I offered to set up a closed blog for us.

so you'll have to take my word I set it up. How I did it, however, was fun and interesting and a learning experience.

I created Wolfie's Family, set it to only be allowed viewing by my children (via email addresses) and made them admins. They in turn can add 'authors' and 'members' of their choosing and upload images of family/children for grandparents, cousins, aunts/uncles and dear friends to see and comment on. Authors can blog. Members can comment and read

this morning I included a special email addy (that blogger lets you create) where authors/admins can send a post via email and it's automatically blogged. Very handy!

I recommend you give it a try, for those whose families are scattered all over the place.