I am relatively new to this blogging thing – I like the idea of it, it is amazingly cathartic and it also leaves you wondering if anyone really cares what you have to say. And I have been pretty full of myself lately and especially with my technological prowess. Most people of my generation are not on Facebook, cannot maneuver their way through a smart phone, cringe when asked to put together a power point presentation, cannot text, tweet or blog. So here I am, little miss techno genius… or so I thought so until today I tried to figure out how to upload a picture to the sidebar of my blog.
The irony of it all is that I had done in once already – had the best picture of Mia with her tongue hanging down waiting for me to throw her toy with the snappy caption – Is It Spring Yet? And since we are in the throws of summer I felt, in my infinite wisdom, that I should update the picture. Big mistake. Because now I can’t figure out how to add a new photo. I could have sworn it was the image widget but when I pull that up it asks for a link to a URL. And, I could have sworn I uploaded the last sidebar image from my computer but there is no option in the set up of that widget to do that. But hey, I am a whiz at this right? I’ll just link the image to a URL and the image will be be on the sidebar. Not! When I do that, sorry no image, all I get is this dreaded little blue square box with a question mark inside.
Don’t get me wrong, I have no problems loading images into my blog – but trying to get one on the sidebar has been a several hour nightmare. I’m just not getting this widget thing – especially where images are concerned. And to add insult to injury, after I recently changed my Facebook password I can no longer publish directly to Facebook either even though I follow the “to enable publicize” function.
So today I have been kicked down a notch in my technological self esteem. Just when you thought you mastered it all – bam, smacked back down again. But at least I will insert a picture into this post to prove that I can actually do something technologically related.