Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Wonders of Word

Okay, the Bag Lady is going to do some experimenting in this post. She feels rather inadequate because it seems as though every other blogger out there has no problem creating links to other people’s blogs. Well, it just wasn’t working for the Bag Lady, so she decided to try to learn how.
Crabby, over at Cranky Fitness, gave her detailed instructions, but the Bag Lady still couldn’t do it that way. Oh, the link seemed to be there, but it didn’t look the way the Bag Lady wanted. Something still wasn’t right.
Reb, over at Sibu Pegasus Power, also gave the Bag Lady helpful pointers, but nada.
Then Leah, over at The Goat's Lunch Pail tried to help, too. The Bag Lady started to feel totally incompetent. Perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be – no linking from the Bag Lady to all her friends.
Well, the Bag Lady wasn’t going to take this lying down, so she opened her trusty Microsoft Word program and started looking around. “Well, what the heck is that little icon?” she asked herself.
So she clicked on it and started experimenting. Well, looky here…she discovered how to link to Hilary at The Smitten Image.
Now she’s hoping you will all check out Terrie and friends over at Women of Mystery, too!
So this is all well and good…she’s still in her Word program and everything looks just the way she wanted. But will it all stay this way? Guess she’ll find out soon. The last time she tried something fancy in Word, it wouldn’t translate when she tried to paste it onto her blog.
So hopefully this will work, and all her loyal readers can now check each other out!

(By Jove, I think she's got it!!)


Anonymous said...

Hooray, glad you kept at it! I find that while so many things in blogging are much easier than you'd think, some of the things that should be simple are hard as heck to do.

Haven't clicked on the links yet, but they sure look purty.

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Crabby. Most of the basic stuff IS very simple, and this was, too, once the Bag Lady started playing around. Just hadn't had time to check all those little icons out because she was too busy reading everyone else's blogs, and being envious of their linking!! But ya can't keep a good bag down... Thanks for helping spur her on to learning something new!

Leah J. Utas said...

Well done, Bag Lady! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Great job! You will give everyone linkage envy....
When are those catsmart bags going to be out? :-)

Hilary said...

Woohoo Bag Lady. I think you covered everything but the kitchen link! ;)

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Missicat - the Bag Lady is no longer suffering linkage envy of her own (of course, she's a forgetful old bag, so she'll have to keep linking in order to remember how...)
The CartSmart Bags are available through mail-order (check the sidebar to find out more). Will be doing a post soon with more pictures. The Bag Lady is long on creativity, but short on market knowledge, so the bags won't be available in stores (unless someone steals her brilliant idea!)
Hilary - you are too punny! And the Bag Lady is having an off day, so simply cannot come up with a come-back...sigh.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag lady,

Just got home from the writer's conference and am skimming everyone's blog to catch up before I hit the bed for a LONG nap, but I had to stop and give envious congrats to you. I was blogging for MONTHS before I could link to a site within a post. I still cannot put links on the sidebar. Thanks goodness I have the talented Laura as a blog-mate and she can do anything.

Did I email before I left that I love love love the pics you sent of my cart smart bags? You are clever in so many ways--must go with the left hand and the name. ;)

See you after my nap.


Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Looks fine. Now where's that bean recipe you promised on Leah's blog yesterday?

Priorities, woman! :-D

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie - glad you're home - have a good nap!!
Bunnygirl - sorry, sorry, the Bag Lady was just so excited to finally figure out how to post a link...then she had to post again today to show Crabby some twinsie photos...she promises, honest, to post the bean recipe soon - maybe even later today! Would that be, like a record? Three posts in one day?

Reb said...

Congratulations Sis, I knew you would figure it out.

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie: got distracted yesterday and didn't complete my answer to your comment!
Yes, you did email me about the picture of the bags - so glad you like them. Hope the actual bags are also up to expectations!