Friday, January 04, 2008

What's New?

I'll tell you what's new.
For the New year I wanted to add a new photo to my tired little blog to freshen it up.
I received a few compliments on a recent new picture, and many commented that my old pic was too tiny.
So about three days ago, I researched how to do this. Being that I am so forgetful lately, I
hadn't a clue what I did last year. I did remember asking my blogging friends for advice,
(because I had no idea where to start.) Miss Bean gave me great info that led to my last profile picture. This time... Well, I first read that whole help page that those blogger bastards give us. I re-sized my new photo at flickr. I tried taking a photo straight from my computer. I tried editing my html, nervous that I would totally screw up my template. (keep in mind... I am a 48 yr. old hairstylist, I'd never even heard of html, url or template until last year.) I annoyed asked a few blogging buddies in hopes that they had a miracle solution I hadn't read about. What started as -just sitting down on New Years day
to make a change that I thought would take about 5 minutes,- ended up -causing me much frustration, much cursing,
and as I read through "blogging for dummies" much too much feeling insecure & incompetent! I wasn't merely driven anymore because I wanted or needed this stupid New picture. NO, I was driven by insanity...this became my New Year obsession. I had to get this fucking thing to work. Despite STill feeling sick from this cold/flu thing I have that is lingering, despite having to work on wed. and thurs. and in between taking down all my Christmas decorations.... I became CRAZY! I spent WAY too much time at this computer.... Cursing with my 'Marge Simpson" laryngitizy voice! My son tried adding the following
to my url- < imgsrc=" ____" /> I don't know what the hell these symbols mean,( and I had to write them incorrectly here, or my post had a blue box posted instead of these symbols, which means they do DO something) I let him try. No Luck. I then tried to download a new web browser, maybe blogger would be more cooperative with me exploring New options with... ..explorer, No such luck. So, today I sat down with a nice cup of tea and I took a deep breath ( not easy without my asthma inhaler) & said Let me just try One more time copying my url from fucker flickr into this space in my 'edit profile' area. Just one time and then I promise I am giving this shit up forever.... And Freaking EUREKA! The picture just popped right in. Is blogger screwing with me? Testing me... Seeing if I will jump ship to typepad? Is it that flickr fuck, Who ever he is?
Am I stuck with a Christmas picture forever Not to risk this bullshit again?
(I had thought about trying to give up cursing in the New year... but because of blogger,flickr,Earl (url) and all their befuddling asshole friends, I'll keep speaking like a drunken sailor till '09.)

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15 comments:

Just Jen said...

I'm a potty mouth too....Thank God He forgives! LOL
ROFL...at your post! I went through the exact same thing! Then blogger puts in a setting that you can upload a pic behind your title and it's really easy.....I thought the comp had taken a life of its own while I did the html thing....NEVER AGAIN....FUDGE....LOL
Well....actually at the moment a lady gave me a webpage (in my comments) that gives different blogger templates for free and I'm searching for one....I hope it's easy html.....LOL

daisies said...

yay!! am so glad you got it too work :) i think blogger was so completely messing with your head ... but am so happy happy happy that your beautiful photo is now shining : ) xox

Just Jen said...

I emailed you but I'm not sure if you got it...lol...so I'm using up your comment space now....I just wanted to make sure I didn't end up in spam! :)

Ally said...

Your photo looks great. Remembering how to make stuff happen with html is never easy for me either. Yea to you for figuring it out.

Devil Mood said...

Oh my God, I think I have a new idol - you! I love this post, you're so funny ihihih :)

I understand your frustration. I had to learn a little html too for my new site and it's amazing how sometimes it works like magic and other times it doesn't and we never know what we've done right or wrong!

How cool, you're a hairstylist :)

tumblewords said...

I'm laughing but only because I've been there and there and there and, yes, even there. I tried for a looooong time to change my profile photo and gave up. Now I'm thinking maybe I should try again. I wish I knew how long I was going to live...

Redness said...

Yep I get where you're at - why do those nobs do that to us? Hours, weeks, months still trying to work out the big 'B'! Adore your fun post, love your pic too! Happy 2008!

susiej.com said...

I have wordpress, which I host myself, and learning all this code stuff is a complete nightmare! And time just zaps by, and you hardly know it.
Happy New Year -- and love the photo.

Herb Urban said...

I bought an HTML for morons book. When that didn't help, I married a programmer. Problem solved.

The new picture looks good.

giggles said...

Why do you think I didn't do the jingle bell thing all over my blog like the others, with all the pretty wall paper and their art at the top? It's because I spent the better part of a friggin month looking for a free banner to no avail!! I have asked people how to write my name across my art so it can't be pinched and no one answers. So I am shit out of luck....welcome to the menopausal glee club...I mean A.D.D CLUB.....yes, it's when you enter a room and things became foggy...you start doing one thing become confused then move to another in frustration . Yet it nags the shit out of you until you almost have an anxiety attack, finally you resign yourself to the fact you aren't thirty anymore. I used to be a wiz and queen of Dr. Mario...now I am a has been...an old women who gets in a tizzy when she gets bogged down with a virus....oh yeah and rambling....that's part of it too!! Wait till your 51.....yeah just wait ....you think you swear like a trucker now....remembering the swear words in sequence....yes enjoy that trucker mouth while you can....who knows how long you'll be able to remember those words!

hugs Giggles
Funny post my friend,,,lmao....that's laugh my ass off in hieroglyphics! Well sorta!

Robin said...

I can so feel your pain - I spent literally hours trying to a new picture of my kids in my sidebar. It was fine on my computer but completely blurry on the blog. I finally got it in, but it's tiny. So freaking frustrating...

Sassy Lucy said...

Blogger will drive all sane people to insanity one of these days...I learn via trial and error, and serious begging :)
I love your blog name, based I am guessing on It's A Wonderful Life?
First visit as this is my first week doing SS http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/sunday-scribbles-edition-1.htmlings

Sherry said...

html is "new" to me too...I just play around and hope for the best!!!

LittleWing said...

i laughed so hard...thanks for that...the best is your tenacity..

UL said...

I love this photograph...but I can understand your pain..one of the reasons why I never added a profile pic :)