Week 2 has been a good week although I soon realised that one hour a week wasn’t long enough to spend on this. I did add a cool image I’d found on the site of an e-Type jag and added it to my blog but there were too many distractions (like work!) at work so  I gave up on the rest until the weekend.

So this weekend I discovered the wonders of Flickr!  I set up a Flickr account, which included creating a ‘Buddy’ icon, I then uploaded one on my own photographs (well my sister’s actually, all of the photos I take are rubbish!) on to Flickr and included it in a post to my blog.  It didn’t go without incident though! It took several attempts to enter an acceptable URL for linking Flickr to my Blog. It was very frustrating, but I got there in the end!

I then had a brief look around the ‘Commons’ image database – an excellent resource that I will revisit when I have more time.

And finally I was introduced to ‘Mashups’ – Great fun! There are so many possibilities. One that caught me eye let you create a jigsaw from a photograph.

Roll on week 3…


My creation

Originally uploaded by guinnie1

Mashups are fun! I’ve used one called Flickrtoys to create a jigsaw of one of my favourite album covers. For a fee this can be turned into a real jigsaw – there’s an idea for Christmas!


Manchester

Originally uploaded by guinnie1

I hope this works – it’s my second time of trying to add a photo from Flickr onto my blog!

Wow, there are so many pictures on the Flickr site it’s unbelievable! Found this great photo of my dream car, an E-Type jag (with 3 windowscreen wipers – of course!)

E-type by Jennifurr-Jinx.

Finally finished the week 1 tasks. To recap I watched a video clip on Web 2.0, very informative, and although my P.C. doesn’t have sound I don’t think it mattered; I filled in the survey, and then I set up a blog. I wasn’t too keen on using the ‘WordPress’ site – I didn’t find it very intuative – which may partly explain why I set my blog up with the wrong name! – but no worries as Dave P. sorted this out for me (Thanks Dave!).  I also set up for myself e-mail accounts on Yahoo and Google, and made sure I made a note of the login details!

I finally have my own blog! How exciting (and scary!)

I am really looking forward to increasing my IT knowledge by ’25 Things’ over the next few weeks.  Also a bit apprehensive that there will be ‘Things’ that I will struggle to understand – but I have my Daniel watching over me so I’ll keep smiling what ever!