Asking for a Favicon

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Favicon3Peeking at the Twittersphere, as you do, I stumbled across a tweet from Annie Spratt, writer of the Mammasaurus blog, and one of the lovely bloggers I met at the recent BritMums Live event.  On her blog she has given a tutorial about how to create and upload a Favicon to your blog. Favicons are those small icons you see on your internet browser tabs, a logo representing the brand of the web site.  So I thought I would give it a go as part of Project Blog, and create my blog’s own Favicon.

As one who always follows instructions on any new gadgets and pieces of flat packed furniture, I followed her instructions to the letter.  Well, I thought I had a pretty good knowledge of basic computer packages, but could I work out how to create a box in Windows Paint?  To my shame, it took me a good hour just to work that part out, but I got there in the end.  And thankfully the rest was plain sailing.

Importing my colour filled box into PicMonkey, I added the initials ACM (see above), rounded the corners, and I was done.  Next step, upload to the blog.  Annie recommends a WordPress plugin called All In One Favicon, which worked a treat, simple, but job done!

There are quite a few nice bits and pieces on Annie’s blog, I think I may use it again very soon.

The Road to Damascus

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So here I am with my first ever blog post, and it’s been quite a journey to get here, but I feel I’ve finally arrived.

In 2006 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I happened to mention to my eldest daughter (now 29) that I would like to start a blog about my journey through the experience.  But my enthusiasm was short lived when the negative response suggested it might be a bit naff because everybody does that sort of thing!

Now in 2013, I have been writing blog posts for the London Instagram community group I co-manage, and was recently asked to speak at BritMums Live about photo sharing with Instagram.  I took the opportunity to find out about this fantastic parent blogger community and here I am, inspired to finally start the blog.

I don’t know what direction this blog might take, except that through Instagram activities and the shenanigans we get up to, my younger kids (17 and 12) think I am pretty cool, so that will be the general theme, my perceived coolness. Well, almost!  That, and the fact that with maturity and wisdom, comes a failing memory – it will help to keep a track of my life so I can recall it later!

So, better late than never, here we go.  It will be random…….and cool!