First Blog

Hello and welcome to my new website. A lot of changes have taken place over the past month. The website’s overall look may be the same, but the underlying code has been completely reworked and brought up-to-date. Wess Willis, my webmaster, thought it was time that I begin learning how to manage my own website myself. I think that’s a good idea.

There’s a lot to learn. I must admit, sometimes it’s intimidating. How do I log on? Which buttons do I click? Why isn’t this working? Wess assures me that there’s nothing to worry about. I will make mistakes. Guaranteed! But he assures me that there isn’t anything he can’t fix. The best way to learn is to dive in, try some things, and see how they turn out.

This is my first blog entry. I know that it must sound as if I’m rambling on and on. I’ll admit that I am. Despite that, I’ll be excited to see what this looks like on the web when I post it.

If you’ve gone through our new website, you’ve probably noticed that there are plenty of typos and punctuation errors. No, I haven’t forgotten how to spell! That’s part of my homework. Wess wants me to go through the site and clean up the errors. That way I’ll learn how to do my own editing and correcting. As nervous as that makes me, I can’t agree with him more.

Learning how to write a blog and manage a website aren’t the only new things I’m learning. If you’ll notice, I recorded audio files of me reading three of my favorite Hanukkah stories. It still amazes me that I recorded them at my desk. All I needed was a microphone. All the necessary software was already on my computer. Right now, I’m concentrating on learning how to record in Garageband. I’m told you can add sound effects and all sorts of things. I’m eager to explore that. I hope that these recordings get better as I learn more.

It’s hard to learn new stuff when you’re 62 years old. If an old geezer like me can learn new things, so can you. It may be a little scary at first, but isn’t that what makes life more exciting.

I’d like my blog to be a forum for me and my readers. My email address is on the website. Let me know if you have questions about my books or if there are any topics you would like me to discuss here on the blog. I’ll be happy to hear from you.

Eric A. Kimmel

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