Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Always a student

That's me, always a student. I love to learn new things and I think education is totally wasted on the young... lol. Well maybe just higher education. I am a student of LIFE. Sometimes a student of Hard Knocks. A lot of the times an accidental student.

I've been learning a lot lately. In more than one way, too. More traditionally I've been learning through lynda.com, which is a subscription type service which is so cool and really helpful. You can pay for a months worth of learning time ($25) or a year long subscription ($250). One heck of a deal. Either way, you watch these educational videos (as many times as you want for the length of your subscription) on the subject (mostly computer related programs that I've found) of your choice. I've taken an online course before to learn a web page layout program through the local college here and I feel I learn a lot better with lynda.com. (a lot better? is that right, maybe I need to take English over!) All the videos I've watched so far have been easy to understand and hear and see. If you're wanting to learn a new program or learn more about an existing program you already use, this is the way to go. You can watch the videos 24/7. If you think you might be interested check them out and also on youtube, you can find some free lynda.com videos to get a feel for how they are.

I've just completed a course on Twitter and Facebook of all things and let me tell you what guys... if you are using your blog, facebook and twitter account to help drive potential clients to your "shop", then you can really benefit from watching this group of videos. There is a wealth of knowledge there, stuff I didn't know about or how to use. It was very helpful and there were a lot of links I got from the instructor that will help educate me even further. I even spiffed up my twitter account and customized it, go check me out and please... follow me on twitter!

I had to post this picture of Asher playing his new harmonica I got him for his birthday. I have more fun with it than he does, who knew? now I may try to learn to play!


  1. Hi Jaime,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
    Being a student of life is what makes it great, Learning new things! Never losing the wonder!
    I'll have to check out some of those free videos, thanks for the link.
    Asher is abosolutely adorable. Those are the cutest pinchable cheeks, I've ever seen.

  2. Hi Jaime! I noticed your Twitter today, and it looks great. I've spent the evening relaxing and trying to catch up with blogs and correspondence. The videos sound interesting. I can't afford it right now, so maybe I'll check out the freebies. I hope that I'm not doing anything incorrectly! LOL
    Your little sweetie is so cute - sure looks like he's enjoying that harmonica!!!
    Have a great evening, and I'll chat with you soon. Theresa :)

  3. always fun to learn new things!!!

  4. Hmm, I posted earlier but it didn't seem to work.

    It's always good to keep learning, keeps the noggin chugging along.

    I like the picture of Asher, I got a harmonica for my wee one too, they are a lot of fun (then need to be hidden to get a break)

    P.S. Although it was tempting to wear my PJ's all day I did change....sometime after lunch =)

  5. Oh I'm with you, there's always something new to learn in life. Sounds like a great site you've found, will have to check it out.

  6. Very cute :)

    I am so confused by all the stuff out there and it would take a lifetime to keep it all in check for me, I spend way to much time on the comp. as it is, but I do incrementally add to my knowledge base, as the old brain can only handle incrementally (He!He!):) T.

  7. Great info! Thanks!!! Tweet Tweet lol

  8. Love your blog & shop! Super cute!!!


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