Saturday, November 27, 2004

Posting to PCQuill Blog

I've been reading under the "Help Section" and believe that all members have the ability to create new posts. If everyone has the capability of seeing the start point (The Dashboard) once they sign in, you will then notice the different headers available: Posting, Settings, Template, View Blog.

Please let me know your experiences in accessing the blog.

I guess I'm saying this: Everyone feel free to initiate your own posts and begin interacting with one another. I'll try to answer any questions as best as I can since I am only a newbie.


Friday, November 26, 2004

E-mail Notification Problems

Sorry for the influx of e-mails regarding this blog. I honestly am about to give up on the notification process. It's more of a problem than it's worth and keeping me from writing. I thought I had the problem solved by creating a goole e-mail group but that's only added fuel to the fire.

I had hoped to be doing more useful things today like editing my ss or novel not writing posts to this blog.

Hope your Thanksgiving Day holiday was nice.

Speak to you soon.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Happy Tuesday

Hopefully, tomorrow will be half a day at work. Long weekends always bring a smile to my lips as does Coffee Mocha with whip cream. There goes the seven pounds I lost with one take out coffee with everything on it, including the lid. Browsing bookstores can be rather fattening for the waistline and brain. Though in brain terms, adding pounds of thought is sexy and never a put off. That is unless the tongue gets involved and becomes weighted down. Then it is more difficult to express yours ideas. But the only way to exercise a tongue is to wag it a lot. Thus, the fat brain/fat tongue becomes a vicious cycle like two lions circling one another in a bicycle store. Whoever pounces first extends their frequent flier miles, unless of course he/she ends up on the "no fly list." Be warned. Lions don't take bad news very well, especially from humans wearing funny hats.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Welcome Sherri, Shawn, Ted

Hey, slowly, but surely we are pulling the PCQuill Yahoo members in. I understand some people have had minor issues in accepting the invitation. Please let me or other members know of those problems if by chance one of you mentioned has surfed by to take a peak at the blog.

I'm still working on the notification problem. All posted responses should automatically initiate an e-mail to PCQuill Yahoo Groups. It worked a couple of times. Since then I've been messing around with the blog and messed something up. I tried something new today and hopefully this will get the notification system back on track. It's really annoying me.

Anyway, please feel free to post something. The more you post the better chance we have of getting the e-mail notification running. Damn! I wish I didn't screw it up to begin with. I have a knack of taking something that works and tweaking it until it keels over or blows up in my face. Luckily, a keyboard isn't a dangerous weapon though some words are like dangerous and weapon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Aaaargh!!!!!!

Let the rant begin . . .

I'm obsessed with this bloody blog. As a matter of fact, I should change the name to "Bloody Blog." Stop crawling underneath my skin, manipulating my fingers so they always slip back to the mouse and then click onto my favorites, leading me back to my obsession--trying to figure out this "Bloody Blog."

Somehow, I screwed up the e-mail settings that I had in place, which had everything moving nicely in a uniform type of way from blog to pcquill yahoo -- But no! I have to tweak the damn thing further--like I do to my drafts--wrecking havoc and destroying perfect prose, so that I have to go back months before to an earlier draft and figure out what was good and what was herbicide. I'm not talking agriculturally or organically or even herbicidely. I'm talking from a overgrowth of frustration that is choking my keyboard--Out damn weeds. Out!!!! Not even a bottle of white out could help, though I could use a recreational respite and paint my toenails or fingernails or my bloody white walls with, what else is there other than WHITE?

God help me. I've been blogged!


Saturday, November 13, 2004

Invitation to All PCQuill Members

I sent an e-mail out to all PCQuill Members, and am awaiting an acceptance of my invitation from everyone. Once you all accept, you will have posting abilities. Only members of PCQuill can post. I kept this as a private blog. Therefore, it will not be listed in the blogspot directory.

Since leaving Z7, I missed the ease of interaction between members. I thought this venue would help eliminate the disconnect and offer a place where members could easily share their ideas.

This is all new to me as I have no idea what I am doing in the set up of this blog. Every time I connect to the board, it is an experiment.

I would welcome any feedback in setting up a blog and hope everyone will take this opportunity to communicate with one another and embrace this forum as a way of sharing your hopes and dreams and writing experiences.

Thanks for listening.

Lauren

Friday, November 12, 2004

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Blogboarding

All PCQuill members. Grab hold of your keyboards and start slip sliding your way across the blogosphere. This will serve as the general posting area for mindless chit chat about writing. To help free you of the mountain of goop in your brain that's filled with self doubt and insecurity. This will be a life raft of sorts to keep your head above the goop.

Blog away.

Welcome

I'm still trying to tame this beast. Unfortunately I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm not sure if everyone can post like I can. Got to read more from the Help File.