I opened my email today to see a notice from Writer’s Digest. I enjoy the magazine. I also receive a fair amount of emails from them. So, as I was in a hurry to work on my latest book, I almost deleted the email without opening it up. Luckily, I didn’t. It was a follow-up to my notice of winning an honorable mention for an article I submitted. If you open this post on my webpage, it will be the image you see at the right – my bragging rights.

Let this be a cautionary tale. As a writer, one must be a braggart! This is not something that I am comfortable with, but I understand that it’s necessary. So, with those thoughts in mind, I set about adding the seal Writer’s Digest sent me. They were even kind enough to send it in two forms (.tiff and .png). I’ve heard of .tiff files. However, I hate to admit my lack of knowledge about .png files, because my early career was in computers. But be that as it may, I set about to add said seal to my webpage.

I won’t bore you with the steps I tried and failed at. Maddening doesn’t even come close. I even googled how to do it, and still it didn’t work. As you can see, I’ve added images before. I kept thinking, “How hard can this be?” Apparently – Hard!

So, an hour later, I finally succeeded – all so I could brag about something that I’ve already bragged about. Geesh! I’m not sure what to say now, other than now that’s it’s there, I’m never taking it down!


About Mary Ellen Bramwell

I am an author, wife and mother.
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