Linkdin – LinkedIn……..

For the third time I thought I would look into LinkedIn –

Did I say third time?  It may be more.  I updated some things in my profile and scratched my head.  What?  What does all this mean?  I want to market myself and my blogging and other such things I do.  Google + is colorful and fun and I have a whopping big five people on there.  Facebook still rules and is still annoying, especially on my iPhone.  I get requests for LinkedIn – up until today I thought it was Linkdin – that just sets me off into giggles when I realized it was Linked-in.  Makes a little more sense now.

After spending about an hour trying to make myself look like I at least I am from an intelligent life-form I decided to google how to do this.  I actually put in LinkedIn for Dummies.  Yes, there is a book and I refused to buy it.  But further down the list was a video from 2008.  Cool.  It’s free and I’ve learned a lot of things on youtube.  Things like cutting my own hair to working my new cell phone and now this!  Score!  After about one minute and 32 seconds into this video and wiping the drool from the corner of my mouth I realized it still doesn’t make a lot of sense.  I find the site un-appealing to an artist’s eyes.  Google + is pretty and colorful.  But I actually have more connections on LinkedIn.  Go figure.

So, true to my personality and my annoying persistent ways – I will not give up.  And I welcome comments in plain baby boomer language of what exactly LinkedIn will do for me. Please!



cate b


I’m sitting here with a pile of papers on both sides of me and my Macbook.  Yup.  The papers are printouts of writings I’m trying to edit and eventually put into a book.  This is so hard for me.  I can see in my head how I want it to look but the carrying out of this project is difficult for me.

During my career in elementary school through high school I found this part of reports and such the most difficult.  I just want it to be done.  I did not establish good research techniques back then and it is so hard now.  I was handed a set of encyclopedias (google that word if you do not know what they are) and a library card and left totally on my own to figure things out.  Sigh.  That was pretty much my childhood in a nutshell.  The results of such an upbringing?  I have incredible insight and abilities to figure things out on my own.  Which, by the way, only leads to more independency.  I have within me the ability to achieve really good grades but was average because of the lack of drive……

img080  Lunch sounds good right about now.  Oh look.  The sun just came out.  Maybe I’ll…… wait.

I need to get this going!  It’s not even Writer’s Block – I have it written.  I just need to put  things together.  Add and subtract words and thoughts…….IMG_2880 pie sounds good too today.








Wait!  I saw this refrigerator:


Isn’t it great?  I may need this….

after I complete this book!






cate b


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