All I wanted to do was make my pictures bigger.
That led to me trying to change the HTML code in my blog, which led to things getting lost and I couldn't find them, which led to me making a new page for my blog, which led to a header picture that didn't fit, which led me to resizing pictures on Photoshop, which led me to stay up trying to figure it out until 1:30 in the morning and I am still stuck with a header picture that does not fit!
The good news is that my desperation caused me to go into Photoshop and teach myself how to do something.
I don't know Photoshop.
I don't know any photo editing software.
I take pictures, download them and them put them on my blog or what have you. I edit when I shoot.
Beyond the basics of typing, emails, searching the net, downloading photos and blogging, I am a complete novice. Hey, I was a literature major, we read books! We only typed papers on the computer because we had to.
But Aaron keeps telling me I need to learn Photoshop. That there are so many things I could do there beyond color correcting. And that it isn't that hard, and that I could teach myself.
Well, I 'm not so sure about that cause you see that header picture is still the wrong size.
But at least I tried. That is a big step for me. I am not intimidated by much, but some of this techy stuff intimidates me. And, I have to admit, I am a bit lazy. I have such a limited amount of time to spend working on the computer each day, that I'd like to spend it all writing, not learning Photoshop, or Illustrator or any other program that I need to know.
But I am getting the feeling that a whole new world might be opening up for me if I step outside my comfort zone. It's like when I finally got my digital SLR camera. All the pictures I had taken in my head for years, I could finally take in real life. MY 35 mm point and shoot just wasn't able to do what I wanted to. And now, well I can take almost any picture I have been imagining.
Now I need to learn all the designery stuff I have in my head so I can leave my husband alone and do it myself.
I'm tired of being a client who has lots of ideas but no know-how.
So. I think I ma going to be spending some time on the computer not writing, but fiddling around with some if these things.
And I am sure you've noticed there has been a serious shortage of posts around here. My limited free time has been cut even shorter by later summer bedtimes and a little girl who is making the not so easy transition to a big girl bed.
I am exhausted by 9:30--well, before that really, but so much so by then that it is all I can do to tidy up the house and go to bed.
But it is summer and I am cutting myself some slack. I may not be here everyday, but check in a few times a week for something new.
Maybe one of these days that header will be fixed.
But I'm not making any promises. At least not until I get a tutor.
Happy weekend everyone!