Saturday, February 26, 2011

Technologically challenged!

Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand, and those who understand what they do not manage. Mike Trout

Today was a day of discovery. A day of discovering just how technologically challenged I really am. That said if you're reading this blog post from my Facebook page then I obviously got something right and it only took me several hours to figure it out. I feel like I'm about 105 years old and have never sat in front of a computer before today.

My mission was to discover how to link my blog to my Facebook page, which should have been easy (and probably is if you know what the hell you are doing) I was ready to throw the laptop across the room after an hour. I work on computers everyday, I have some idea of how they work, I've even created my blog pages, but Networked blogs and Facebook just do my head in.

I've also been experimenting with widgets and gadgets - what is the difference anyway because I still haven't figured it out?

My real problem through all of this is that I suffer from a common ailment that many of us suffer from called 'perfectionism'. I don't want things going up on my Facebook page or on my blog until they're correct and working properly. There's no easy way of checking if it all functions properly until it's out there, well not that I've discovered yet anyway - and then if it's not right it takes me ages to figure out how to a) fix it or b) remove it. By then everyone has discovered the truth, that I am technologically challenged.

My children are technologically advanced and it is definitely not in their gene pool, I think children just live it and breathe it these days and leave us 'oldies' for dust. My children still program the DVD and the T Box and the multitude of technology that fills my house. What do I do when they leave home, pay them to come and hook things up for me.

Hubby is Mr Fix-it and can build or fix anything but even he gets frustrated with the 'new machinery' on occasion. Well I guess I'm off to look at more widgets and gadgets and to build up the courage to publish this post to my blog and see if I managed to network it to Facebook.

If my blog or Facebook pages get a bit wonky - be gentle with me, I have big learner plates on my back at the moment.

One more thing before I run away. I've created a new page on my 'In my words' tab (Blogger is easier to negotiate) which talks about anxiety, this page was inspired by a blog I read on a regular basis which is written by someone who is struggling with anxiety at the moment. I've been there and lived that nightmare and thought it was worth getting my experiences down on paper, er.. make that computer screen. The page can be accessed by clicking here.

Cheers for now, Fi

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes, the joys of perfectionism...

    Oh my. I too have suffered its burden.




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