When I graduated from college in 1987 computers were something I was aware of, but they weren't a household item and nothing I cared to have to deal with. I had used an electric typewriter for my school papers and only Senior year was I required to check into the computer lab to type a few assignments. I was prepared to ride off into the sunset with my English major in hand and never have to deal with math, science or the computer lab again. Within 2 years of graduation, computers were all the rage and one was planted on my desk at work. As an assistant buyer for Montgomery Ward, I was handed a manual and required to learn WYSIWYG, to create spreadsheets, reports and draft memos. Somehow, I figured it out and even found the much dreaded computer to be useful. Flash forward many years, and the computer has become my friend. I look back and wish my eyes had been more open to taking a computer class in college. A graphic design or photography major sure would have come in handy when blogging. I am endlessly searching tutorials for tips on how to make my blog pretty and learning as I go.
Last night, I took my first stab at "creating" a graphic for my blog and it was super easy. Thanks to the generosity of Keren at free pretty things for you I downloaded this cute free bluebird graphic. Then I used the PicMonkey site for the first time to add text. Super easy, super quick. And, the little bluebird is giving you a hint as to what I have planned for later in the week. Have you had any luck making unique graphics for you blog?
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