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Well it only took a few months but here it is. Part of the whole idea of starting this site was to keep tract of it from the beginning and maybe be able to commiserate with others who have started sites or those thinking of starting, anyways, not being the least bit computer savvy, I wrote out my initial thoughts on a yellow legal pad instead of on the computer. I’m going to try and scan the pages and get them on the site or maybe get my wife to enter them ( she is very fast,……How can you type with out looking at the keyboard? ) , or maybe just take pictures.

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Dec.27, 2008

FROM PAGE TO ELECTRONS

This part of the blog will be dedicated to the trials and tribulations of a NEUBIE.
Yep, that would be me.
About a year ago (Dec. 07) I had a crazy idea about starting a website, so a little after the holidays and all, I started writing my thoughts down on paper. I also started talking with my brother-in-law, Glenn, about it and he said “Let’s do it.”, so we did, just that simple. Or so I thought, you see Glenn is the one with the computer smarts I’m the one on a big time learning curve. He works with my other brother-in-law, Dave, developing websites at Vizpro.com. I am a carpenter. For the last seven or eight months the only thing that I did was to come up with some ideas for videos and recorded the raw footage. Glenn edited and administered the site. Well, after Thanksgiving work came to a screeching halt (thanks to economic mess we are in, but that is another blog) for me and I thought it would be a good time to get more involved with the administrating side of the blog site. I could not have been more wrong.

In the last three weeks these are just some of the things I learned to do.
• Get into my website
• Navigate behind the scenes at WordPress
• Upload raw video to an editing program
• Edit/Save and upload
• Google video
• Imbed video in a post and publish it
Install a new WordPress theme
• Customize my site
• Plug-ins and widgets
• FTP server FileZilla
• Watch tutorial videos on Youtube
• Edit program language
• AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now to a person with just a little bit of experience this may seem like simple tasks, but they were not………… . …..,and so it goes.

In the next couple of days I hope to have scanned my hand written notes and have them up on the site for you to view.
Also I am trying to get a plug-in called Page Flipper or flipping page installed, but I’m having a heck of a time with it. Install a new WordPress theme

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