Hi there, it’s me, Lesley, thanks for stopping by.
Firstly I have a confession to make: I’ve posted here before, but in the main have let social media pass me by! That is until I decided recently that I’d like to set up a blog of my own all about crafting. So it was good news for me when Mark, one of our members, said he’d do one hour individual sessions to help people do things on their computer.
Well, that’s the confession over. So on with this post to let you know how I got on. Now there’s a twist here right from the start. Mark didn’t know much about setting up blogs. That was no big deal to us as we both enjoy a learning experience where we are both the teachers and the learners. Mark had a brilliant idea to create a person who I called Anne Second, who we made an email account and started a blog for. So here I was with a blog we could practise setting up with no worries about it being the real thing. We’ve pressed buttons, messed with a widget or two and made loads of mistakes and got ourselves out of them. No pressure, no hassle because it simply doesn’t matter – after all it’s Anne’s blog, – nothing to do with us! Learning together this way has given me a lot of confidence to just have a go, and it’s great fun. It’s also reassuring having Mark there as we can encourage each other, share knowledge, and experiment together. When we’re done Anne Second will have a blog that’s second to none! (Excuse the pun).
Now if our wacky way of learning is not for you, don’t worry as Mark adjusts his style to suit who he is working with. Also Mark knows loads about computers and how to use them, so the chances are he will know about what you want to do.
Still interested? Well, there’s a few spaces left for full members of the Skills Exchange on Tuesday 9th September 2014 in the morning. Just get in touch with Helen or me to book a place and tell us what you want to learn about.
So all that’s left to say is a big thank you from Anne Second and me for reading this post! Do comment if you would like to.