Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
One thing I do is use browser tabs. (I use Firefox, but I think this will work with Internet Explorer and other browsers too.)
I scroll down the Latest Activity column in the middle of the main page. When I see something that I want to read or look at, I right-click and choose "Open Link in New Tab." It's important to click on the exact link you want, such as "replied" rather than the group name. That opens the new item behind your active screen. You'll see the tabs, like file folder tabs, across the top of your screen.
Then I continue browsing down the Latest Activity. When I finish skimming through the new items, I go back and look at the items in the tabs, closing each one as I finish.
Hi Wilma - so wonderful to have you join the site. If there is something in particular you are looking for, let us know and surely someone can help.
Thank You!!!! I've printed the page. I really appreciate the help.
I think your advice should be emailed to every new member! Thank you for taking the time to write that.
I love your son's advice. When my mother was learning how to use the computer, she would call us long distance and say things like, "It's blinking." We were supposed to figure out what she was talking about from that. (Mom never would have just pushed buttons. She was convinced that if she touched the thermostat the house would blow up.)
Oh man! Just push the buttons?
Let me tell you what I just did. Oh man! I AM wide awake. I'm checking the computer. There is an email from a fabric manufacturer. I push the button. When I push the button, there's a big sign telling me to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Typepad.
So, I think this: I have a Face and I hold a Book with pages I turn. I sent a Telegram to a friend in need once. I'm interested in Pins because pins hold fabrics together. I like to sit on my back porch and listen to birds Twitter. And, I can Type on a typewriter. But, this facebooking, twittering, typepadding, pineresting, instagramming is a foreign language!
So in my semi-funny way, I write a note to my daughter, I Push the Button and Send this:
"This makes me feel like a giant loser in the world of business. I'm sitting on a park bench watching the world go by!"
Well, can you guess what I did? I pushed the button and sent the note to the fabric manufacturer.