I’ve always considered myself pretty tech savvy. Always had the latest (or nearly) computer, digital camera, Blackberry, etc. And guess who the IT person in our house is….
So how did I get so far behind on all of this internet stuff? I’ve been on the internet since its inception; have 3 websites; but only recently discovered Podcasting, Twittering, and Blogging.
I guess I’m one of those old-fashioned people you hear about who’s clueless, or nearly, so now I’m running breakneck to catch up. The only problem with new technology is the more you try to stay current, the behinder you get.
So, now that I have this ‘fancy’ blog up and running and my websites are finished, I’ll move on to my podcast. All I have to do is figure out how to get it from my computer to the internet. But that’s what Google is for. Shouldn’t be hard to do, right? I’ll let you know.
One thing all writers with blogs or sites SHOULD have is a Social Media Page. Check out mine and feel free to copy. Look at Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s. Hers was the first I saw. But add one of your own and make life much easier for yourself and followers.
Stay tuned for future blogs, I’m researching one that will be a HUGE benefit to all writers but especially if you’re building a platform.
It’s amazing how difficult and time-consuming it is to do anything on the internet. In the olden days you went to someone who was an expert, usually a friend or neighbor, and they showed you how to tie a fly or bake a cake. If it was something really big, like building a playhouse, you could hire someone. And while those options are still available, but sometimes costly, or you just want to figure it for yourself, today it takes a newbie hours and days to read various blogs, websites, threads and then play around trying to figure out how all of this stuff works.
For an old gal like me, who’s fairly tech savvy, or so I thought, setting up this blog has been a nightmare. I still don’t know exactly what I’m doing. Haven’t yet figured out what all of the lingo and buttons are on the dashboard (I always thought those were in cars?), but I’m working on it (much to my family’s abandonment-feeling chagrin).
But I shall perservere and accomplish what I set out to do. Eventually this blog will host a Podcast of my story and whatever else I think of saying, a Social Media Room where all of the various sites I’m on will be available for your perusal, a webpage about the book I wrote, Between the Dark and the Light, a Video about the book and possibly one of me reading it. And if more technology shows up, I’ll consider it, too. So keep checking back, put me on your FEED, ’cause, baby, I’m here to stay.