Life’s short…

Help!!! I have fallen and I can’t get up!! November 14, 2007

There are somedays where I truly think I could possibly be “special”, not special in the way of “people think I am a special person” but more like the “she should be wearing a hockey helmet” type of special.  Yesterday for example I figured out there is no possible way I can attatch a paperclip to a stack of papers with my left hand…yes…I tried…for.a.good.long.time.  It just wasn’t happening, don’t tell my boss I wasted that much time trying to accomplish such a feat on the company’s dime…please?

Today I set out to try to find a way to design and host my own blog (mainly because I can’t do some certain things on this certain blog host site) and I actually thought I could accomplish this…by.myself.  I spent entirely too much time doing this and also google searching free blog templates that aren’t actually free and then I got sucked into looking at them all anyway…what.a.waste.of.time.  I have tried to use Dreamweaver,  Web easy (easy my ass),  and Go Live…only to figure out that it takes a rocket scientist to work these programs and I am currently only at rocket investigator status.  I have been working on Adobe Photoshop for at least 9 years, which I know is a photo editor, but if I can work every stinking tool on that gosh forsaken program with my eyes closed…why the H-E-double hockey sticks can’t I figure out these stupid web design programs…also…I.am.impatient.

So does anyone have any bright ideas for me before I lose what is left of my ever.lovin’.mind?  Maybe someone knows of a program that I can buy that would be “easy for real” to learn?  Maybe?  I do already own a domain for my photography business site (don’t go there, I still haven’t figured that out one either, I took down the old stuff so I could put up the really awesome cool new one…also.not.happening.) I know I can have like eight gagillion subsites with that, I just don’t know how to put together all of the css.html.rss.meta.lingo.crap.my.head.is.spinning…help!

PS.  Oh yeah…am I asking too much? 

And no…I haven’t been drinking either.

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9 Responses to “Help!!! I have fallen and I can’t get up!!”

  1. terri Says:

    Just pick up a copy of “Web Design for Dummies.”

  2. Rick Says:

    no..keep going. I am waitin for your head to explode….LOLOLO Deep breath “G”…;-)

  3. mommy2five Says:

    Great…it’s not bad enough that I would call myself a dummie…now my BFF is implying it too? Just an FYI…I used the term “Special”.

    You would want to see that Rick…stay tuned…

  4. I would say that when it comes to HTML and CSS DreamWeaver is on the easier side but isn’t at all user friendly. I use it a little but I prefer plain old code in Notepad (or Text Edit on the Mac).

    I did most of my learning by seeing something I liked on someone else’s site, looking at their source code and….well … stealing parts of it. I think that’s the best way to learn.

    One good resource is w3schools.org

  5. Homie DJ Dawg Says:

    YEAH!!!! I did it!!!
    I was able to attach a paperclip to a stack of papers with my left hand on my first try… So much for me having to wear my hockey helmet today… 🙂
    Sorry I can’t help with the site design and software.. When it comes to that I defiantly need to wear my hockey helmet…

  6. mommy2five Says:

    Jason, I think I just plain old don’t get it…and what the heck is w3schools.org?

    Dj Dawg, I tried the paperclip thing once again today…didn’t work…shut up.

  7. Joe Says:

    I think what Jason is saying is that he writes his webcode in a plain old text editor.

    What I think you are looking for is a pre-made blog template that you could modify and enhance with your exceptional graphics and design skills but still have the “blog” part work on it’s own.

    I use Dreamweaver everyday developing my company’s website, and while I think it’s an amazing tool to help with web development, you still need to be a developer to get the most out of it.

    Do you mind if I ask you what you want to do on this site that you can’t do using someplace like Blogger.com? The reason I ask is that I used to run my own site for quite a while, but when it came right down to it there really wasn’t anything I COULDN’T do there, and at the end of the day their tools made it easier to blog. So I did the opposite of you, I went from hosting and building my own blog to using a generic one…

    Let me know if there is anything you need!

    (And w3schools.org is a website that helps with standards and coding if you were planning on building a blog website from the ground up on your own.)

  8. I moved from blogger to WordPress, but you might like the customizing potential of Blogger better, and it is now pretty user friendly.

  9. bex Says:

    Hey! Don’t worry, it doesn’t sound like they’ll be sending the Short Bus for you just yet… I found your site on fuelmyblog. It’s funny! My blog is on blogger.com and I haven’t had any issues, although I think I also have pretty low expectations. Check me out if you get a chance! http://www.rqmitchell.blogspot.com.

    Good luck,

    Bex


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