Up the Learning Curve

For Bill and me, the first two weeks of the New Year have flown by in a whirlwind of work, flying, family, and. . .getting SoaringCafe off the ground. Like many new ventures, it's been a lot of fun mixed in with the occasional frustration. Speaking of the latter, we spent the past week struggling mightily to do what you might think would be a simple and straightforward task--readying Dick Butler's article on the design of the Concordia for publication on the site. Just some text and a few figures--no problem, right? We'll edit the text, resize the figures, put it all together in the WordPress editor, and press 'Publish'. What could be easier than that?! Well, first of all, we learned that editors designed for Web publishing are not the all-powerful, easy-to-use tools like the word processors and text editors that most of us have on our desktops. As someone once said, "There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip." I won't bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that we learned a great deal about how not to resize images, and which tools don't work, and, most of all, the often invisible traps that can befall a neophyte in the world of Web publishing. It has indeed been a learning experience, but we are a few notches further up the learning curve than when we rang the New Year in a few weeks ago. But, hey--I guess that's true of most worthwhile things in life -- like, uh, soaring, for example.

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  4 comments for “Up the Learning Curve

  1. Steve Hogg
    January 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for all your work! It's on my daily read list already… ;-)

    • January 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you! We really appreciate it. It is a labor of love.

  2. January 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you so much for what you are doing. This has become the place to start the day!

  3. Andrius
    January 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Great site!!! Greetings from Lithuania!!!

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