Sunday, October 14, 2007

At 75 I Am Still Learning


The best thing that ever happened to me was the gift of a computer given to me by my daughter. First, I learned how to email of course. It helped me keep in touch with family and friends. I have friends all over that I meet at state conventions. Business and Professional Women/USA, Seaside Decorative Painters, Pallette and Brush, and Now Etsy.com.

I didn't travel for the last five years due to a severe accident. I was able to keep in touch the whole time. I also learned how to do many research projects on "how to" subjects I needed to know. I enrolled in an on-line class with Hewlett Packard and completed a course in the use of my digital camera and get the most out of my picture taking.

I was able to write articles for many of the organizations's newsletters, magazines, and flyers.
I learned how to publish my Homeowners Association Newletter. From there I became a Publicity Chair for my organizations. With my computer, I was able to compose an article, edit it and then send it on line to the public newspapers.

Over the past 5 years my daughter has provided me with many essential tools as gifts for birthdays and Christmas. My office equipment now consists of a scanner, fax, answering machine, business printer, and a digital camera with a printer. From here it is uphill and a lot of work. They say your mother was your first teacher. With my daughter, I think the roll model has been reversed. She is leading me into this modern communication world. Also, through her eyes I am finding my way to cell phone, text messaging, airline tickets on line, and ordering supplies on line.

What is next, through my daughter, I learned about Etsy.com an internet market place for handmade items. I set up shop , http://www.glory2727.etsy.com/ and opened my shop. Visit and see what I do. Now I am learning to promote myself which is through all kinds of media and of course with this my second blog. Look out world here I come.

1 Comments:

At October 20, 2007 at 8:16 AM , Blogger w said...

wonderful! 75 years young. have fun with your shop!

 

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