Ok, I'm a pretty positive person, but I've been spending the last two days trying to figure out--well--actually I have no idea what I've been trying to figure out--as I'm a hopeless technological wreck. You may be wondering how I navigate creating a blog, unless of course, you write a blog too--then you realize that even the most technologically challenged among us (me) can do that without too much hassle.
Here's the deal: I am much more comfortable with say, oh, carrier pigeons--or smoke signals--than with computers. Heck, I will even do an interpretive dance to communicate if that's what it takes.
I don't tweet--in fact, I don't really even get what that is--and if you do, don't even bother to explain it to me, because with the proliferation of 80's song lyrics that already fill my head, I can't really imagine squeezing anymore useless information into my already crowded cranium.
While I was the first of my friends to have children, I was the last to get a cell phone, and it wasn't until quite recently that I upgraded to a smart phone which I promptly removed the Facebook and email applications from which made a friend ask, "Why do you even have a smart phone if you don't want to get information instantly?"
To which I replied, "I like how the screen moves when my finger touches it."
Here's the deal: I don't want to be connected with everyone all the time. I don't really play well with others and in fact, I never answer my front door...or my phone...seriously. I screen every call unless you call my cell phone and only the people I really want to talk to have that number anyway.
And another thing about all this connected-ness: (confession time) I often feel bad that I flood people's Facebook timeline's with my blog posting notices. I realize that most people I'm "friends" with have probably hid me and my bloggingness, which is fine--but just so you know, I feel bad just the same. I don't want to be "that" person who keeps requesting Farmville (--seriously people, go outside and ACTUALLY farm. It yields awesome results--like food.)
On the other hand, when I see a fellow blogger posting their blog in the news feed I'm overjoyed to catch up with them...it's a conundrum.
So, the last 24 hours I've been trying to figure out how to post social media icons onto my blog to clean up the look around here. Then it dawned on my that I really had no idea what social media icons do. So I Googled* that. (Look at me go.) I'm still not sure who would want to follow me on Facebook or RSS feed, unless it's my mom, but she can barely use a cell phone (no offense, Mom) so what would be the point?
At this point, I've decided to give up (for today) and be at peace with the fact that I'm just not computer savvy.
I'm off to make bread.
Do you consider yourself computer competent?
I think it's weird that Blogger doesn't recognize "Googled" as a real verb. Especially since Blogger is run by Google--isn't that a part of our lexicon yet?