16 February 2021

Running the TIAS

So, for those who are interested I’d like to explain how I manage the TIAS (Tat It And See) once it goes ‘live’.
I have two email addresses so that I can log into two different browsers as it would be too frustrating to have to log in and out on one.  As far as I know you can't have two blogger accounts on the one email address.

I normally use Safari as I have Apple products and that’s what ‘comes with the appliance’.  For the TIAS I have to find another browser and this year I chose to try out Microsoft’s Edge which worked extremely well.  

Each day’s progress is, as you’ve already found out, placed in a new post so that there’s not so many to scroll down to get to the bottom.  

As the emails arrive in Safari or Mail (depending on whether I’m on the big Mac or the iPad) I select the message, copy and paste it into the post on the TIAS blog (which is on the Edge browser).  I’ve found that this then needs to be formatted to try and keep the look of the blog consistent.  

Pictures are downloaded into downloads on the big computer or into photos on the iPad.  Sometimes I decide to crop them to show the tatting up a bit better and then I go back to the TIAS blog and insert the picture from downloads or photos below the message.  

Next I delete the picture from ‘downloads’ or ‘photos’ so that I don’t get BC3 muddled and accidentally put the wrong ones against the wrong person.  Finally (the bit I like best) I reply to the sender.  All emails come straight into the itatlots inbox even if they’re sent to the lovetotat one.  I set up ‘forwarding’ on the lovetotat one years ago just so it made my life a bit easier!!!!

So, that's how it happens.  If anybody else would like to do a TIAS and use the blog then I can add you to the admin.  It's a fair bit of work but real fun.

I don't have a picture to show you today so instead (just for a laugh) I'm adding one of me when I slid gracefully and elegantly into a muddy field a week or so ago.  


Jane McLellan said...

Phew, it's a lot of work and a lot of organisation! And a lot of fun for all of us that join in. More fun than falling in the mud!

Bev said...

I’m glad you were graceful and elegant in your slide!

Maureen said...

And I am completely in love with Mr Fox! A close second- favourite to my rabbit!

Pigmini said...

You definitely had fun on that walk!! Lesson is.... watch where you put your feet methinks!! I'm good at that and Sir did the same thing yesterday!!!

Alexandrite Woman said...

Interesting process and sounds like a lot of work. Good thing you enjoy it! Love the picture. Makes me almost wish I'd had my cell with me and snapped a pic of me in the snowbank I fell into while trying to shovel! (I quit once I was able to get up!) I think you look better than I felt after my tumble. Probably enjoyed your walk more than me shoveling, too.

What's BC3? (We have a BC3, Butler Community College in Pa and TC3 , a Tompkins Community College in NY, so... just curious.)

Anonymous said...

Glad you managed to get out of your snowdrift, Alexandrite Woman. Not funny. Took two attempts to get the mud out of my clothes!!!
BC3 refers to a joke I have about the fact I've only got 3 brain cells. BC3 is the one who does all the work but if anything goes wrong he also gets the blame too!!! It's a way of making a joke against myself really. When I flew into Toronto a few years ago I didn't know how I'd recognise the tatters who were picking me up. Needn't have worried - they were holding a cardboard name up but it wasn't my real name - it said BC3. I took a photo when I managed to stop laughing!!!!

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