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Tackling HTML… and unpacking…
Slowly over the past year, a tag here and there, I have been absorbing some HTML. But it has not been intentional I assure you. No, it just happened without me even noticing it.
You see, I have been stuck here forever, ignorant of the ways of anything too technical. Sure I can do quite a bit on the computer, but for tons of things – even simple things like adding images to my sidebar – I call Susan. I suppose it comes down to two main reasons:
First, I have myself in a box – I am not the techie in this twin relationship. That is for Susan. I will stick to the fun stuff – the writing, photography, blog visiting etc., and then just call Susan or Rob (her husband) anytime I need some tech support.
But really, I want to break out of this box. I have been bashing around inside, screaming for someone to please help me out. But Susan, bless her busy little soul, has no time to spend on educating little ol’ me!
Which brings me to the second reason I don’t know what I am doing – Susan doesn’t go with the “Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime” philosophy. Sure in theory she does, but when time is tight – and it always is – she doesn’t want to stop and teach me how to do something, she just does it. So, I remain dependent and she remains overworked.
But lately I have been asking Rob to help me when I have a question because Susan has been beyond busy. He is much more of a teacher type. I am not sure if it is because he enjoys empowering me with knowledge, or if he just realizes the sooner I can do it myself, the less I will bother him. Whichever it is – I have been learning how to do stuff myself! How fun is that?
And then guess what Santa brought me? (courtesy of Rob of course) Why my very own HTML and CSS book.
So I am bringing in the New Year with HTML! No – really – I really am! I took it with me on vacation this weekend, and while the ball was dropping, I had my pencil in hand, working out HTML in my new book! Can you believe it – I am becoming a geek! Yes I was tad antisocial and while my in laws were playing Scattergories and Yahtzee, I was eyeball deep in HTML.
If you want to get empowered too this year, I really recommend these Head First books. The writing is fun and easy to read. It makes learning this techie stuff totally do-able and not even that miserable of an experience!
And, as for the not as fun tackling I will be doing this week – yes I will be unpacking – the worst part of a vacation. As you might remember from last week, I was in a mess before I left. And unfortunately, no little cleaning elves visited my home in my absence. So I have the old “Post Christmas Mess” plus the unpacking mess to deal with on this Tackling Tuesday. Boo hoo hoo. (That is if I can pull myself away from my new book.)
Hope your Tackle is going great! I will be over to your place as soon as I can. 🙂
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