Blogging101: Providing Your Own Art

In reading lots of blogs from my classmates in Blogging101, I noticed that many of them provided their own photographs.  In addition, some of them took shots of their own artwork.  It didn’t take much to recognize these people as creative folks, real artists.  Of course, writing is an art in itself, but I take that one for granted.  If something comes easily to you, you tend to think anyone else can do it if they try.

I’ve added photos before, but my challenge today is to attach an audio file.   A couple of years ago I had occasion to play the piano while people were coming into the church for a service.  Wanting to hear what I sounded like to others, I recorded a snippet with a tablet.  I include it here under the guise of providing my own art.   If you decide to listen to it, please do so as my audience would have done.  They came in at the last minute, greeted the usher, looked around to see where they wanted to sit, waved to friends in the choir, greeted people across the aisle, silenced cell phones, and checked to see if they needed to go to the bank on the way home.  I might have sounded pretty good to that group.

I found out the hard way that I can’t attach a WAV file.  Thinking an MP3 file would be acceptable, I found a free application and converted my little dinky piece to that format.  Only then did I see the fine print.  The only files that can be added to a free blog site are the following: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, pdf, doc, ppt, odt, pptx, docx, pps, ppsx, xls, xlsx, key.  What a relief!  Now I won’t embarrass myself in front of you.  Thanks for reading this far, anyway.

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