"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Monday, 10 December 2007

It all sounded so easy !!!!

It sounded so easy when Emily looked over my shoulder as I was reading one of my regular blogs and said " we should do one of our own".

I have read many blogs over the last nine months since we started home educating ( I did not even know what they were before then and only fell upon them whilst researching home ed) and I have to say I have found many of them to be a real benefit in helping me to find information, some of them make me laugh out loud and some of them provoke deep thinking about the life we are leading and the way we go forward.

So I thought yes why not lets do it, I went onto the blogger website and in three easy steps I could create a blog...... Problem is computer speak is an alien language. With Emily's help on the colour combinations (quite tasteful, could have been very different!!)we set about trying to understand the lingo.Some things were easy , some things I made a selection and hoped for the best as I have no idea what I was selecting!!

So here we are , are you receiving me?

This is quite a strange sensation to sit and write stuff and not know who is going to see it ,what they are going to think, what assumptions about us are they going to make and have I done everything right so that anyone can even access it?

I have a lot to learn I need to find out how to add all the bits on down the sides , how to add on pictures( I like the blogs with lots of pictures)and how to make this blog look a bit more interesting!!!

I have no real idea what I am going to write about but I hope that in my own small way I can help someone who is just setting off on this home ed road to feel capable and confident that they can do it. I know from experience it can just take a single sentence in a blog to help over a hurdle and that reading about everybody Else's experiences can provide inspiration,now you may not get inspiration from me but you may just think well if she can do it I'm sure I can (Now if I knew how to I would have put one of those little smiley faces in !!!)

So here we go on the start of my blogging life, I am a computer novice and feel totally out of my depth but growth in any way isn't always painless and I am looking forward to the process regardless of the frustration of not being able to put in smileys and understand what URLs and https are !!!

As the days go on you will get to know us a bit better but for now I will say goodnight and go and have a break ,I have just clicked on to something and thought I had lost all I had written .....It's not good for me at this time of night!!!


Michelle said...

And quite right she was too!

Found you from your comment left on Merry's. (I'm such a nosy creature!).

We're at No 12 on the ring - why don't you join it?

Take care

Michelle xx

Lynn said...

you are a love.You were my very first commentor( is that a word?) and I never knew it. I have just looked back for something and found this. Glad you are nosy it feels lonely in blogland until you get a comment.I have tried to join the ring but it has been nearly two months and it is still showing as not yet approved could I have done something wrong and if so who best to contact?
Lots of love
lynn xxx