Monday, August 20, 2012

I get by with a little help

As today is the first day back at school (for most teachers, anyway...I was back last week for a workshop), I have to look at what this blog entails.

It entails blogging.

Which is translated as "sitting on the couch with stupid reality television playing in the background, the laptop humming and making my legs sweat while I try to think of something to write."

And sticking in sideways pictures.

It's always difficult to maintain the momentum of a blog when you have a real job that takes you out of the house at 6:30 am and keeps you out until 4:00, at which time you stumble in and reach for the handy liquor right inside the front door.  (Because I spend my day with 13 year olds.  Which should entitle me to FREE liquor, but there you have it.)  Last year, I tried blogging from work, but there wasn't time to really craft a post (meaning I didn't edit it for typos) and I am completely wiped out after dinner, so I can't engage my brain long enough to string together a complete sentence.

But then---voila--Cassie to the rescue!
Cassie told me how I can schedule my blogs ahead of time, so that when I get a post done early, Blogger will keep it safe until I'm ready to have it released into the blogosphere!

Well $hite!  I wish I had known this before!  Because I've been waiting for the time something is "due,"  sitting by the computer ready to push "Publish," like some kind of dork.  (Which I am, and I have fully admitted to, but think of all the time I've wasted.  However, I CAN tell you all about the Real Housewives of New Jersey, so I guess it's a trade-off.)

So instead of losing the followers I've gained (thanks, peeps!), I can keep the wheel turning and continue to wow you with my mad skillz.

And sideways pictures.


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Yay! and yes, you should get free liquor!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so glad i could help! :) and my legs sweat, too- they need to put some ac on the backs of these things.
and finally.... if it makes you feel any better, like a big dork i schedule mine for 6 am so that when i am up i have at least one comment to start my day right. yep.... i am a bigger dork.

Bliss said...

Could you introduce blogging and home decor to your class, bring your project to school and have them blog about it?


Kim Perry said...

Your 13 year olds are probably pros at blogging and all things tech. How about an A+ for the first student who can figure out your sideways picture dilema.

Sandra said...

ha! I've been blogging for over two years, and I still don't know which gadgets will allow me to autopublish my posts. I do sit by and wait for the magic time, and ding! Public post! Good luck with the 13 year olds. I agree: they should be handing out martinis at the end of the school day before you even hit the traffic.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

You go, girl -- YES to free liquor and YES to scheduling posts. May the force be with you. :)
xo Heidi

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

You are not the only one that does not have all the blogging stuff down. Trust me.

>raises hand<

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