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A week in review.

This is my go-to gif in any situation.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?
I’m a pretty honest person so I’m not going to sugar coat the fact that I could have put a lot more effort into the past couple of weeks’ assignments. I can guarantee you this will not happen again. Pinky swear.
You know, the whole not-being-productive thing might stem from the fact that I just spent the past fifteen minutes looking for the perfect pinky swear .gif to follow my pinky swear comment. Instead I’ll just go with this one of Ash Ketchum being super determined.

Back to the topic: A couple things that gave me a spot of trouble would be the daily posting just because it’s something I have to get used to and the commenting on the posts of others. It helped though when I developed that RSS feed and I subscribed to their blogs. I could then just see any updates from my homepage instead of having to find them individually. That RSS feed is such a time saver!

I really liked seeing what everyone had to say and learn a little more about them. I’m a people watcher to begin with so it all worked out. Seriously, though, I can’t sleep in airports because there is too much human activity. I’m bizarre. I accept that.

I also threw in a Creative Commons copyright on the bottom of my page. It was super simple to create but it definitely took some canoodling to place it actually on ym page but in the end I succeeded. Did you know you could place code into the widget called text? Yeah, I didn’t but now I’m practically an expert.
To solve my daily posting problem I now have a designated posting time for each day. In order to get much of anything done these days I have to formulate a regime. Fingers crossed that it works.
As for the first week’s assignments, I didn’t have to do too much mainly because I had already created a WordPress and Gravatar account about four years ago I had completely forgotten about. High-five to past-Devan. Thanks to my Tumblr  I already had some experience in the blogging world: I understood hyperlinking, embedding images/videos and tagging.

I photoshop, too!

I still have a lot of perfecting to do and I’m quite sure I’ll never be satisfied but it’s worth a shot.

Here are my “accomplishments” so far

 

 

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Feeding the RSS monster.

As cheesy as this video could be, it got the job done. Here is a simple equation to express the range of my RSS knowledge before watching the video.

Me + Computer related abbreviations  = Distress

Now, I’m more like this.

Me + Computer related abbreviations = Slightly less distress

I’m currently in the process of setting up a reader. I’m actually super excited about this. I had always seen that little orange symbol and believed the answer to it’s quiet conundrum to be somewhere far beyond my understanding. THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

Google is run by wizards, now.

Google is run by wizards, now.

Alright, here we go. It took me a couple of tries but I have officially begun. I had to copy/paste my way to success but we’re makin’ progress over here. I’m like a following fiend…or an extreme stalker, your choice. As Morgan suggested, I tried to find something that allowed me to jump straight to my reader instead of having to go through the process of logging on to Google, finding the reader and all that jazz.

(Sidebar: the table next to me is discussing their R.A. last year in Oak. I am definitely dropping all sorts of eaves.)

MOVING ON.

I just made Google Reader my homepage on my laptop. I’d put it on my super cool smart phone if it existed but it doesn’t. I still use this indestructible flip-phone with such apps as the transformer app, the break dancing app, the bitch-slap app, and the I’m-being-punted-down-the-hall-and-I’m-not-going-to-break app. I love my phone. It’s like your first car that’s super jenky but you slough it off as “character”. Too bad Betsy’s character was a love for pyrotechnics.

Wow, this Google Reader thing is pretty nifty. I’m looking at my “Recommended items” and Google really hit it right on the nose: web comics, food, celebrities doing menial tasks, how to fix zipper problems, the works. I just learned Waffle House had a twitter and they love bacon. WHO KNEW?

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