frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

I'm a Techno-Dope

It would appear that someone is following my blog, and, someone else has made a comment. I find that amazing. How did you all find me?

I started a blog because it is supposed to be a good idea to promote your Etsy site. I have kept a journal for years, so it does kind of come naturally for me to do this. But I can see how it is way more than just a tool. I'm excited about being able to connect with other people like myself. This would all be a lot easier for me if I wasn't such a techno-dope!

I actually bought a book, blogging for dummies. I figured it would save me a certain amount of grief. In that book, they recommend drafting your posts out in word and then just copying and pasting them before you publish. I did that, and I find it pastes under the window where you would normally write a post. I ended up re-typing the whole thing anyway! I am really loathe to take the time to find out what I am doing wrong. I just wanna sew.

The other thing I have done is signed up for some kind of Google thing that can track how many views the blog gets. I was OK, following the instructions, until they asked me to copy and paste some code... into something. It was very unclear. I need it to be made very obvious, or else I immediately lose interest. Which I have. When I go back to work tomorrow, maybe I can get one of those nice young tech geeks to help me figure it out.
UPDATE: I figured it out! (by myself) And the thing works. I've had three views today.

2 comments:

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

As soon as you get that "how to info" from your tech geek, please pass it on to me. I am very new at blogging....I saw your Etsy shop....and saw that you were a blogger too. I have struggled practically all day to get the Adsense installed. Finally got the blogspot one done (but now if I get any ads, they get part of the profit.) I have yet to figure out how to put multiple pics on the same blog. So much to learn, so little time.

frenchtown said...

I haven't done the adsense thing. I did manage to solve my own issue. They were telling me to copy and paste some code into the code on my page. They said to paste it before *body* tag. Well, I could not find *body* tag any where. Then I realized that *body* is a TAG. SO I pasted the code in front of *body* which i could find, and I'll be damned, it works. Good luck with this. It really is such a pain to have to learn this stuff, but there is no other way.