Saturday, April 11, 2009

Intimidated By Newness

Welcome to a brand new post at the brand new Smithellaneous!

This fabulous blog design was a gift to me by one of our Caringbridge readers who would prefer that her name not be mentioned. I can't tell you how thankful I am for her generosity and thoughtfulness. I have a real blog! I finally feel like I'm a real grown up!

Since I'm just a tad intimidated by all the newness around here (buttons, features, add-ons, settings, etc.) this first post will not be real long. I'll probably spend the rest of the day just selecting options and seeing what happens. Hopefully I will have the sense to stay far, far away from any buttons that say, "Delete the entire blog that you have waited a month for and that your friend paid for and that your blog designer diligently labored over." I guess that would be kind of a long button but you never know--it could be out there!

I know, I know. I'm just rambling away here but I promise that I will get my focus eventually and I will be a really cool and wonderful blogger. I have actually figured out how to post videos and so you'll not only be seeing pictures here but also videos! (Well, that is if anyone in my family will allow me to video them. That's a problem that Blogger cannot help with.)

Remember that I will continue to update Sarah's Cancer Site but it won't be quite as often since I'll be doing most of the general family news here. I'm sure it will take me a little while to get my ducks in a row and figure out a new schedule for posting but I am very much excited about it all!

Since you're here today, you are among the first people to see the new site! If you want to make my heart very happy, sign in and let me know who was here on the first day.

Okay, now that I'm done typing I am going to have to figure out how to actually post this entry. Without erasing the entire blog. Or setting off the fire alarm. Or causing black outs in Los Angeles.

I'm sure you can tell that my technical confidence level is at an all time high.

Okay. Here I go. I'm going to press a button.

If you're reading this, it means that I successfully posted my first blog.

If you're not reading this--well, never mind.