The diary of a pit bull puppy

Friday, December 12, 2008


Doing some sniffing around and exploring MySpace Library Pages for Teens.
My favorite was Scott County. It was easy to read and the colors were not dark and wild. It was informative about books, movies, calendar events and it contained a link to catalog. Other features - that I would like to see are "Ask a Librarian" online chat, link to website and photos of library buildings in system or teen events presented in slide show with effects.
West Chester Public Library has an attractive and informative My Space and Facebook page. I was impressed with both.

Microblogging could be used as a publicity tool for library events. Since most sites restrict the # of characters per blog. You can use this utility "tiny url" to shorten the web link. Monroe County Library System had a good Twitter site. I set up a Twitter site for myself. Look in the sidebar to see my last 2 Twitter updates or Visit my Twitter site.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I helped with putting the tree and lights up last night. I have a stocking hung on the fireplace. I tried to eat tree decorations but my "young mom" and my sister removed them from my mouth. I also had fun chewing on the trees' branches - it is an artificial tree so it doesn't taste very good but my chewing really got my "young mom" and sister stirred up. Yelling and jumping around.... Fun to watch! Check out my collage of photos. I included photos of the darn cats!!! I know their hiding spots.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I looked at the Web 2.0 award short list; reviewed Picnik (Photos and Digital Images) and Fluxiom (Digital storage & Remote Access). I connected Picnik with my FlickR account. I made a simple collage of ME (of course) and MY MOMS. I used a free template - some cost $. I was able to put holiday hats on all of us. Looks pretty funny- what do you think?

I used Fluxiom which provides 100 MB of free storage space for my files. You can zip the files too! My old mom at the library could use this site instead of the drives: P, S and Y.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I used an online application called Zoho writer and created the above scrapbook of my life so far. I noticed there was some lag time between my "pawstrokes" and my computer screen .
I also was unable to publish directly to my blog( from the YoYo writer - I mean "Zoho writer". When I tried to export to PDF and Word format - the format of the photos and words always changed and looked bad. All my work went out the window. Not impressed with using Zoho writer. Google Docs seemed user friendly but didn't have all the extra fancy functions of Zoho writer but then again all those fancy functions didn't work for me.

Check out what I created with Microsoft Publisher on my computer. Look below.