This should be titled, “Trials and Tribulations of a New Blogger”. As I am embarking on this new journey (well, one of my new journeys) to try to become literate on the computer and actually blog, twitter, facebook, etc., I am continually faced with the question, “Do I have the ability? Am I smart enough? Have I completely missed the window of opportunity for my brain to learn new things?
My inadequacies have been raging today. This all reared its ugly head yesterday after I faithfully wrote in my blog and posted it. I always view the page after I post it (you’d think I would preview it, but then, who thinks that early in the morning?) Oh, No!!!! It wasn’t on the posting page. So, going into logical thinking, I thought, perhaps, things are slow today. So I waited and checked two hours later. I am still calm at this time, but… noooooooooooooo, it still wasn’t posted… so I went in and copied it in (I write the posts in Word and copy and paste them on the blog).. and posted it again. I am getting unpatient… but, still, not a raging lunatic.
I wait another hour and check…. Nope, nothing…. So I went into the administration of the blog, search for the title and find it…. …under “page”…. Not under “post”. Now I am confused my patience and tolerance totally gone… I copy the screen I am looking at and send it off to WonderWoman Sue (my webmaster)… she calls back and tells me I created a “page” and not a “post”… Huh? There is a difference? Evidently…. Sue patiently, without treating me stupid or talking down to me, explained that instead of clicking on the “new post” , I scrolled down on the new post menu and clicked on new page….. Ok, until yesterday morning, I always clicked on “new post”… why did I choose the menu option? Perhaps to further my education?
Oh, and did you know there is a difference between categories and tags? Really don’t answer that… I don’t want to think I am alone on this journey. Luckily, I have a terrific and very patient webmaster…. Thanks, Sue. (http://sagespider.com/)
Yes, I am a work in progress…. I think I hear hot coffee calling my name: Diane, Diane, Diane….