About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

New Find!

For months now I've been very unhappy with my WordPress app. It's kept me from posting many days because of what I would have to go through to put in a photo. I updated the app on my phone and found that the photo resizer was gone. Before the update I could choose the size of the photo I was posting. Then I realized I didn't update my iPad so I still had the sizing capability on that there.

Stil, the hassle was not worth posting. I would sit on the patio composing a post on my phone. Save it as a draft. Leave my patio party and go inside to post the blog and photo from my iPad. (My iPad doesn't reach the wifi out on the patio – another issue I have to solve, another day.) Many times instead of writing the post, I opted for another glass of wine and continued the party.

Obviously this had to be resolved, but I have a habit of not resolving problems until “push comes to shove”. I finally did all 92 updates on my iPad then when I went to write the previous post, I found my photo capability was gone on my iPad, too. With working, my time is limited and I don't want it to keep sabotaging my blogging. So…after many months of struggle I finally found an app that fits my hurry-up and be convenient style. The app Blogsy is awesome! It allows to size my photos, but does soooo much more than that and makes posting on the go so much easier than that dumb WordPress app. There is a side panel that slides in and out and puts Safari as well as all my photos along with Facebook etc. right on my writing screen. Blogsy let's me pull up a website, tap a word in my post, drag the link onto the post and it creates the link. So easy compared to what I had to do in the WordPress app. Then I hit publish and it publishes it through my WordPress blog.

The photo problem was just as easily solved. I just drag in a photo from the sidebar and when I tap on the photo a new window opens that allows me to set the size and do a whole lot more photo editing right in the app. It also allows me to scroll up and down the post and place the photo anywhere I want it. The WordPress app only added photos at the end. So for you, my techy blogging friends, I suggest you give Blogsy a try on your phones and iPads and experience that tiny bit of joy that ease and convenience provides.

And so, as another day goes by, sometimes it takes something so stunningly simple to make me happy, and …I have written.

 

 

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