A Little Help From My Friends (PLEASE)  

CravesChocolate 57M
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8/19/2006 10:47 am

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A Little Help From My Friends (PLEASE)

More like a lot of help from my friends when it comes to anything techno!

Just because I don't have a clue about something has never kept me from jumping right in, EVEN when angels fear to tread. I am getting ready to start my fifth website which technically makes me the webmaster. And yet I am totally lost when it comes to doing anything that starts getting the least bit complex, technical, or beyond the level best described as an amateur idiot. The sad thing is that I have been a publisher since 1978, with numerous books in my inventory. I also was the founder and owner of a printing business for five years. But none of this had anything to do with computers, websites, or the internet.

Unfortunately, this blog is no different. I am still quite new to this blog and it is my first. Suddenly, I almost feel like a virgin. So far, I have figured out how to change type size and color. That pretty much sums up my expertise here. I've looked around this site for some help page but haven't found that yet. There are things that I want to start doing here and have even tried but so far without any success. Well, really it's just two things that I can think of at the moment.

The first is the "Photo/Icon". You seasoned bloggers always include some very appropriate photo or icon with each post entry. I tried to use the album cover for PULSE on the Pink Floyd piece I did. I found it on the internet, copied it to a word processing document, and then used the "Browse" button to locate it. But zero, zip, nada. So that is the first thing I could use some assistance with. The next is where DO you guys find all of the extremely appropriate pics and icons to use with your post. Is there some kind of clip art out there that I should know about? Finally, I have tried in vein to create links in my post and have gotten nowhere with that either.

So any of you technophile types out there that want to take pity on this techno challenged old man, I will be forever in your debt. Also, for any of you that actually take the time to view this blog, it can only make your viewing time more enjoyable.



moonlightphoenix 46F
6508 posts
8/20/2006 12:18 pm

I don't know if there's any other way to do it, but the best way of loading pics is to find a pic (I like searching the image site or I search on yahoo for pic sites, or I just type in a combination of words on the search text bar and see what I come up with. I pride myself on being able to find almost anything on the net. I can spend up to 2 hours looking for just the RIGHT pic to accompany a post.), and I have a folder I save all my blog pics to. Then I have to upload the pic from my computer to my blog.

Links won't work in the blog. AdultFriendFinder police and all that, y'know.

Let me know if you get it figured out.


TechSteve 50M

8/20/2006 12:23 pm

You go to their home page and type in a search subject and then click on images.

If you like an image you put your mouse over it and right click. One of the choices is 'SAVE PICTURE AS'. Rename it so you can find it later. It will also allow you to decide where you want to store it. Make sure you can find it later.

It will save the pic in jpeg or gif format.

I will get back to you if you have more questions.

Steve


CravesChocolate 57M
88 posts
8/20/2006 1:57 pm

Moonlight and TechSteve, How did you guys know that I was writing this thread just for you two.
I would have put money on the fact that I could count on both of you to come through for me. Ah shucks, ya'll are just swell! I was thinking of you two exactly, when I made the above comment "You seasoned bloggers always include some very appropriate photo or icon with each post entry." Thank you both mucho!
I will be surprised if I garnish any other help but of course it's always appreciated.

Now the real test comes to see if I can follow your directions and actually get a pic up. Stay tuned!


CravesChocolate 57M
88 posts
8/20/2006 2:41 pm

    Quoting TechSteve:
    You go to their home page and type in a search subject and then click on images.

    If you like an image you put your mouse over it and right click. One of the choices is 'SAVE PICTURE AS'. Rename it so you can find it later. It will also allow you to decide where you want to store it. Make sure you can find it later.

    It will save the pic in jpeg or gif format.

    I will get back to you if you have more questions.

    Steve
Alrighty then. I think I have figured out the process or at least I got the "Dark Side of the Moon" cover art on the Pink Floyd piece successfully.

What I haven't been able to figure out is how to find what/where you are talking about: "You go to their home page and type in a search subject and then click on images." Is that the same thing as what Moon is talking about with "I like searching the image site"

It's probably quite obvious but just not for me. While I await more tutorial, I think I will go explore Moon's Yahoo concept.

Hey, this could be fun, if I figure it all out!


CravesChocolate 57M
88 posts
8/20/2006 3:14 pm

UPDATE - Still haven't figured out how to find the image files for this site but I sure enough hit pay dirt with Yahoo!

Thanks again, Moonlight and TechSteve!

Damn, I'm having more fun then I am even entitled!


TechSteve 50M

8/20/2006 6:33 pm

AdultFriendFinder cut off a portion of my response.

In addition to Yah00, you can try G00gle too.

You can search for images using both.

Steve


CravesChocolate 57M
88 posts
8/20/2006 6:34 pm

ANOTHER UPDATE- Ok, you guys shouldn't have ever showed me this one! I am having way too much fun now. I have now searched and located a picture for every one of my previous post. I have now gone from finding a picture for every post, to be anxious to write more post just to have the fun of finding the picture.

By the way, the picture with the "Changing my Tune" looks remarkably like me and the wife. The one for sex with mommy, looks like her also but not me.


Hell, I was starting to get obsessed before this, NOW I'm really in trouble!


moonlightphoenix 46F
6508 posts
8/23/2006 10:29 am

ROFLMAO

I'm soooo proud!!!!

Email if you need any other stuff figured out.


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