Saturday, July 05, 2008

Pocket Protectors on the Beach!

The other day, while Rex and I were chatting about something on the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey, he blurted out "How could you miss that perfect wave? You were too busy staring at your computer screen!" In my defense, you must understand that I don't really bring my laptop to the beach. But I do spend so much time blogging and working on my computer that I may as well have my Cisco certification. On the sunny day in question, I was relaxing in my blue and white striped beach chair with WordPress for Dummies on my lap. I was poring over several sheets of 8 1/2 X 14 paper that represented my portable computer screen -- a handwritten outline for the template of my new self-hosted WordPress community, coming soon (probably in early August) to the blogosphere near you. I even had several pens and a ruler in hand to outline the header and sidebars, but my pocket protector refused to attach properly to my string bikini. And I was trying to convince London, who has real artistic talent for a 7-year-old, to draw me a logo picture of how she sees her mom's blog persona, "Roxy."

When it comes to the heavy lifting, though, I believe in relying on the experts in the field. I've hired the amazing author of WordPress for Dummies, Lisa Sabin-Wilson of eWebscapes dot com, to design my WordPress community based on my handwritten etchings from the beach. And when I run into technical computer, Internet, networking or firewall problems beyond the scope of my ability, I'll look for an IT consultant with his or her Cisco certification. Instead of taking a gamble on a so-called technology expert's credentials, I'll rest assured that a Cisco-certified technician has completed a training program and passed an exam...a real credibility builder.

If any of you bloggers out there have completed the Cisco certification program, I'd welcome your thoughts right here in the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives comments section on how the training has enhanced your professionalism, allowed you to make a career move, or completely changed your life.

And let me know if you've figured out a way to get that pocket protector to snap on to a string bikini.

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LadyJava said...

Roxy.. I don't know what to comment on.. the Cisco certification or the lovely picture you have just before your signoff...lolzz....

Hope you are having a wonderful time by the beach!

nilo said...

i like your pocket on that bikini ;)

hyperion said...

First great idea I read about all century. Where do you ever get them from?