Sunday, August 13, 2006

A Little of This, A Little of That

My posting have been a bit more intermittent than usual as of late. I finally decided it's time to get off my blogging rump and create a website for my fledgling writing business. Of course, most of the effort expended to date has been finding the cheapest route to my goal. So far I've decided to use Mozilla Composer (free website creator/HTML editor) and I ordered a copy of Corel Paint Shop Pro X, which conveniently, the book that I just bought on website creation, happens to recommend. The book was $20 (well, actually $17.50 with my B&N discount) but so far, pretty easy for a newbie like me.

I know very little about HTML, but am pretty good at the ole' copy, cut and paste, and not to bad when it comes to deciphering a bit of code (once I put my mind to it). I have the barebones of 3 pages done so far.

Eventually I'd like to spiff up my blog as well, and I think Paint Shop Pro will come in handy for that.

We're headed for Conneaut in Ohio later this week for a few days of R&R so my blogging may continue to be scarce. My dear uncle is coming to stay at my house and I really need to get my house presentable before he comes. You'd think I'd get everything done this weekend but that didn't happen so now it's crunch time. Hopefully I get through this week at work without too many stressful fiascos.


Jennifer said...

I've missed your regular bits of blog wisdom, but you've been at it long enough to deserve a few weeks of scarcity. That's really awesome that you are doing your business site.

Stacy said...

Wow, I'm impressed with what all you are undertaking and how motivated you are. Bravo to you! Can't wait to see the new website and read more about everything :)

Have a great time on your trip. I'm sure it's some very much needed R&R - enjoy every minute!

Take care :)

Susanne said...

Sounds like a full plate and anyone that can do up their own blog is tops in my book! Makes my head spin just thinking of it. No not the pea soup Linda Blair type spin but brain spin. Thought I better clarify that. :)

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Katrina said...

Good job Dianne. I like playing around with HTML, my blog template, etc... but I don't know if I could do a whole website!

And sorry I'm so late in commenting...Bloglines never lets me know when you update lately, but when I clicked your site tonight - there were new posts!

Have fun in OH!