WEEK 9 Thing # 23
WEEK 9.....Thing #23.....Amazing , I'm at the end. It's been a little like a roller coaster ride and a little like learning a foreign langage, a lot of ups and downs and certainly some frustration( sometimes a LOT of frustration) like when you just don't get why/how you conjugate a verb as you are learning to speak a new language. I know that I have provided some members of my branch moments of comic relief as I tried to deal with what WASN'T working and it's probably a good thing that I can't easily lift my computer to throw it out of the window because at times that's what I felt like doing. In all fairness some of my frustration was caused by the littlest things like when I wanted to write my posts in color but everytime I clicked to start writing my post after choosing my color the print went back to black and I couldn't figure out what tiny thing I was doing wrong to make this happen. Unlike some participants, I asked a LOT of questions along the way- I have no problem saying that - I imagine I have come from much further back than some people as I had never even copied and pasted before. I spent a lot of time on this from home- I did not find the work room atmosphere conducive to the type of concentration I need to learn something new. Some of this experience was like learning horizon- once you do something a couple of times and find your way around its not too intimidating like when I first wanted to edit a post I had to read on how to go about doing that and that took time, and then the more I did it the easier it got. I would participate in something like this again(maybe during the winter instead of during summer reading??). I particularly liked Flickr. Taking on this project has taught me a few things, about myself and about technology. My gauge of whether or not I have really learned something is if I can teach it to someone else. At this point I could not do that with all of these things BUT I could do it with some of these so that's a great start for me. Sometime in the future I think that I'll go back and go through this program again and see how it goes. Some of these 23 things I may use in the future but some of them I don't see myself ever using , but NEVER say NEVER right????Let me express a sincere thank you to the people who have used their time and patience to help me out, particularly J.