Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thing 1: Set up Your Blog

One big thing I learned today was not to create your Avatar during the afternoon peak hour. The bandwith must have been saturated at the Library as it took some time to get things to display. I couldn't find the Blogger Dashbard but then realized I wasn't looking at the right page. But I did finally manage to create my blog, create an avatar and register my blog.

I must say that it was pretty fun creating my Avator. Being a mother of a very active two year old girl, I hardly get anytime to surf the net or brush up on my Web 2.0 skills. Most of my free time (if any) is spent cleaning up after my daughter, laundry, housework, or just sitting on the sofa exhausted. I'm looking forward to setting aside time to work on the 23 things and learn more about the new technology.

I recently created a FaceBook account and am finding it a wonderful tool in helping me reconnect with friends from way back.

3 comments:

Aurora said...

Welcome to 23 Things! I've noticed the slowness with the Yahoo avatars on occasion, as well. I'm glad to hear you were successful anyway! And even happier to hear you were had fun doing it. I myself am the mother of a two-year-old, so I am well aware of that barrier to finding time to try those new things.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that other SELS member blogs are found here http://23thingsonastick.blogspot.com/2007/09/sels-blogs.html
in case you want to see how other members are doing or you want to post any questions/discussion in their comments.

Enjoy yourself!
Aurora

aurora said...

I am learning in this process, too. The correct link to visit other SELS blogs is here
Aurora Jacobsen from SELCO

Ann Hutton said...

Congrats on getting started with 23 Things on a Stick! SELCO staff, including me, will be working through the program as well. We hope to have fun along the way and will offer the opportunity for regional prizes to all who complete the program by National Library Week. Enjoy!

Ann Hutton at SELCO.