Friday, February 13, 2009

Thing #24 - Refresh Your Blog

Well, my blog is refreshed. I had some frustrating attempts to update my avatar. Originally, I added it as a picture, so when I made the changes on Yahoo! it didn't automatically update to my Blog - whilst my friends' blogs updated almost immediately. After figuring that out, I was quite pleased and had fun creating my 'Waiting for Spring' avatar. It was good practice and forced me to play with my blog more, which is not something I would necessarily choose to do. I read other blogs on occassion, but rarely comment. Most of the blogs I read are 'subject' interests, but even then, they kind of bug me sometimes.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thing #23

Have things changed? Yes. I have a much broader knowledge of what is going on 'out there'. I may not be super skilled in handling some of the web 2.0 tools, but I know what they are...My favorite Things: hmmm...I'd have to say podcasting because I was very curious about it, but had never sat down and made the attempt to subscribe to one. I feel like that really opened some doors for me. Unexpected outcome? Never thought I'd join a social networking site! I will definitely participate in any upcoming training on web 2.0. One word: expansive.

Thing #22

I vow to spend 15 minutes a day working on or updating my new found skills. I will also update my blog once a week. I'm excited for the next set of Things!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thing #21

Well, I checked out Ning and registered for the Open Course food networking site. I think these tools can really be a good thing for those that have the time for them. There's just so much out there!

Thing #20

Thing 20 is done! Of course, I by-passed some earlier Things a couple of months ago, since all of my friends and co-workers were doing Facebook, I had to as well. I spent a little time just now, trying to get to know my way around Facebook a little more. I've been checking it about once a week, but haven't really had the time to 'play' with it. I think I'm getting the hang of it. I appreciate all of it's 'good points', but it seems weird to me that all of that 'stuff' is out there for everyone to look at. I don't necessarily want to see when Person A has commented on Person B's photo. It seems kind of invasive to me. It does have it's fun points and I can totally understand why youngsters would love it. I read the article on 12 Things to Use Facebook for at Work. I thought it made a REALLY good point that you shouldn't put anything on there that you wouldn't have on your desk at work.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thing #19

Yikes! Hard to believe I'm finally on Thing 19 and I'm listening and subscribing to podcasts. I feel so very technologically adept. OK, well, not adept, but something good and special. I think I could really get into the podcasting thing because I like listening to the radio, but miss a lot of the shows that I like. Now I am capable of listening to stuff when I want to! Yippeee! I looked at a couple of the podcast directories, but mainly used the MPR one, since I'm a bit of an MPR junkie. I used Google Reader to subscribe to the Splendid Table podcast from American Public Radio. And I downloaded it onto an MP-3 player. Now if I can just figure out how to use that....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008