Embedding a Google Calendar of My Art Workshops

I have been busy getting my 2014 workshop schedule of painting, mixed media and jewelry classes created.  Once I had a few months planned, I thought I would create a calendar on my website.  Being a visual kinda gal, I thought it would be easier to see a calendar instead of just dates typed out while you are figuring out if you are available for a workshop. (By the way, if you are local to Los Angeles area (or visiting), I would LOVE to have you attend one of my workshops.)

Being not so nifty (a big understatement here) at computer things like this, I went to the WP Help site and found this post: http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-calendar/.

But BEFORE you go through all the steps, you want to go to your Google calendar, go down to “My calendars”, click on the little down arrow and select “create a new calendar” from the drop down menu.  Then create your events that you want to share on THAT calendar.  Otherwise, you will share your entire calendar, like you Dr. appointments and errand reminders…(Like I did at first, HA!)

One of the other things you need to do is make your calendar public by sharing it. You need to click the box (see below) “Make this calendar public.”  DON’T CLICK the box below it that says “Share only my free/busy information (Hide details)”.  I accidentally did this and my calendar just displayed “BUSY” instead of the information about my workshops.  (That I had painstakingly typed!)  And it took me a day or two to figure out what I was doing wrong. (While sending not-so-nice thoughts towards my computer.)

googleclaendarinfo

If you have a minute, check out my calendar and let me know what you think.   I nested it under “Workshops and Speaking.”

Whew!  Now I can get back to painting…

Have a wonderful creative day, Janell

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