Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Learned Something New!


Remember Leslie Saeta, the blogger and radio host extraordinaire who organized the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge?  Well, she is at it again, this time using her know-how and her generosity to inspire her followers in a 30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days Challenge.

I am no-way, no-how in a position to do 30 new marketing ideas this month, with everything else I having going on.  However, I am taking notes and trying new things and even making some new friends along the way.  The other day, Leslie taught everyone how to make photo buttons for their websites and blogs.  So, instead of using text to invite someone to click to something, you use the photo button. I have always wanted to know how to make those photo buttons, so I am quite excited!  I made the one above.

I was able to figure out how to make it clickable in the right column of my blog (over there --->  check it out!  ----->).  However, I have not been able to figure out how to make it clickable directly from this blogpost.  I know my blogging friend Sharon Graves knows how, so I am hoping she will shine her light in here sometime and enlighten me.  Do you remember Sharon?  She is the one who does all the wonderful nature art and interviewed me for her blog a few weeks ago.

Jane Doe Update:


Wow, blogger is being weird tonight.  I had this update on my blog, and then I didn't...

For those new to my blog, my dog Jane Doe had a very serious knee surgery at the beginning of April and is now confined to a crate, except for potty breaks, for the duration of her recovery.  Five weeks down, three months to go.  Not kidding! The photo to the left is pre-surgery days, when she was free to walk without a leash and without a sling in front of her rear legs supporting part of her weight (and to prevent a fall).

For the update, I will say that Jane Doe is "making the best of it."  As are we.  Keeping my wildly active dog confined is one of the hardest things I will ever have to do.  I am still sleeping on the floor beside her crate, but I have a good piece of foam to sleep on.  Very comfortable, and Jane likes having me near.  Thanks for caring...



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somehow I didn't realize she was confined for so long. That sounds like torture for all involved. Poor Jane Doe and poor you guys for having to do it and deal with it. :( That said, I guess you keep your eye on the prize. It'll be a happy day when she's healed and safe to be free again!

By the way, this is pretty much the hour I could call lately (4:35 a.m. at the moment). 23 more class days.

Stefanie

Meredith Adler said...

I'm up, too. I just sent you an email. Thanks for the encouragement about Jane Doe. I appreciate it...

Carol Josefiak said...

I see you like dogs, too. Hope your doggie is doing better. Thanks for your help with the robot. Hope I got this time.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks for popping in Carol! I hope you got rid of the robot thing thing, too. I'll come check.

Anonymous said...

Cool click to go to website, but it just makes the picture larger unless you do it from the side of the blog. I'm thinking you know that though.

Hang in there Jane Doe! Hopefully soon this will be a distant memory.

When do we get to see a new painting?

Good to talk to you yesterday, sorry I didn't call back, things get crazy here that time of day.

Hope you are feeling better!
~j.

Patti Vincent said...

Great photo badge for your website! This challenge is wonderful. I really like your artwork, esp the flowers.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Jackie and Patti!

Emma Ralph said...

Hi Meredith...you've probably figured out how to do the "click on blog picture" by now, but if not - easy
1. Insert your picture
2. Click on the picture (it should go all shadowy)
3. Up on the tool bar you'll see "Link" - click that
4. Put in the web address and click o.k.
Should all work fine. Hope this helps - love your blog, by the way!
Emma

Meredith Adler said...

Emma,thank you so much for visiting and giving me the advice. I can't wait to try it. Watchers, I checked out Emma's blog. She is a talented pastelist and teacher, and she has lots of information for people wanting to learn the art of pastel painting. I believe she is from New Zealand, because her blogspot address says NZ at the end.

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