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#179078 - 04/03/09 01:35 AM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: celtic_flame]
Saundra Offline

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1796
Loc: Daytona Beach, Florida
I'm taking an online course in bulding a website/blog with WordPress. It's a new technology skill set for me and I hope to go live in another month.

This will set me free from my webmaster who is now charging $90/hour, which is clearly out of my league since I lost my job in January. It's much more interesting than I thought it would be and like learning a new language.
What I know for sure is that it's all connected.
Saundra Goodman
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#180185 - 04/14/09 10:10 PM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: Saundra]
orchid Offline

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3675
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
When do you think you can reveal your new website with the application of the blogging software?
_________________________ (How cycling leads to other types of adventures, thoughts)

#203811 - 05/24/10 03:55 PM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: Edelweiss3]
jakkom Offline

Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 47
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
My DH just retired so we are doing some traveling. Have always been 'cocooners' so this is a change for us. Several trips have been with Exploritas (formerly Elderhostel) and we highly recommend them. It's a wonderful way to tour with various experts helping you understand the history and details of what you're seeing. These were all nice big rooms with private bath in comfortable hotels, meals included (hotel dining, catered, or mid-price restaurants), interesting & energetic fellow travelers. Lots of art/culture and natural history/biology, so we got 'just right' doses of learning along with the sightseeing.

We also have several of the "Great Courses" DVDs (you can get audio tapes if preferred), which go on sale periodically from The Teaching Company. Intense, interesting lectures on a wide variety of subjects by professors chosen for their scholarship and communicative skills. Their website is:

I'm working on a blog, but haven't published it yet. Still figuring out some of organizational aspects of working HTML. I do informal restaurant reviews which I e-mail to my friends, as we're foodies and go out quite often. Living where we do, in the SF Bay Area, you could eat out twice a day for the rest of your life and never repeat the same restaurant! A blog will keep it all in one place where it'll be easier to access the 'winners vs losers'.

#203812 - 05/24/10 03:58 PM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: jakkom]
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Be sure and put your blog in your signature line when you get it up and running. Sounds interesting!

#204739 - 06/16/10 08:46 AM School Days... [Re: jawjaw]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
If it were possible I think I might love to go to college again and take some different courses. I think school would be twice as mich fun for us now, what do you gals think?
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#204749 - 06/16/10 01:23 PM Re: School Days... [Re: chatty lady]
Edelweiss2 Offline

Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 779
Loc: American living in Germany
Yes, or I would get in a good afternoon nap.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

#205665 - 07/10/10 11:56 PM Re: School Days... [Re: Edelweiss2]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
I have been rethinking this question and decided I would NOT like going back to school. With my temperment now, thinking most young people are idiots or brainless rabble, I would probably end up in confrintations all too aften. My temper and patience have grown as old and unaccepting of stupidity and misbehavior as I have.
Been there, done that, have the T-shirt, buying the hat!!!
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#216548 - 03/01/12 12:19 AM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: Edelweiss3]
JujuB Offline

Registered: 03/01/12
Posts: 1
Hi Everyone. First time here. Haven't done chat rooming in years. Just thought I might try it again. Not even sure if I am doing this right.

#216550 - 03/01/12 03:43 AM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: JujuB]
Anne Holmes Administrator Offline
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Registered: 03/12/10
Posts: 3212
Loc: Illinois
Hi JujuB,

Welcome to the BWS Forum. We're glad you found us. I don't think we're exactly like a chat room, but the concept is similar.

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#216769 - 03/28/12 01:19 AM Re: Courses Anyone? [Re: Anne Holmes]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Are you considering charging for us to belong to this forum? So far FREE seems to be working fine especially when so many forums are no charge...
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