First Attempt at Blogging


Yikes! Here is my first attempt at blogging. I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, but here I go. Actually, I’m blogging but not blogging right now. What I mean is that I don’t actually have a blog set up. I don’t know how to set up a blog.

I know there are a bunch of sites that will help me figure this out, if I had the time and it didn’t cause my eyes to glaze over. If you are reading this, though, we’ll assume I’ve been successful. The question I have right now — September 10, 2012, right now — is from which site to choose. All I know is that I want a site with all the bells and whistles so that I can write stories and add beautiful pictures or funny pictures or funny quotes or video or I can link it to another website.

I wonder how expensive that is? I guess I’ll have to come up with the pictures on my own. I’m not very good at taking pictures. Or downloading or uploading either. All of that may have to come later — like when I have an actual blog site instead of just pretending that I’m blogging on a Microsoft Word file.
I need someone to help me figure all of this out. I’m more of a person-to-person learner, not a tutorial-on-a-Google-website learner. The problem is: I’m not sure I know anyone who blogs. If I do, they haven’t told me they do. Otherwise, I’d be asking them to come and help me set up my blog. Or wait … maybe not calling them but texting them to help me set up my blog because that’s what we do in the 21st Century. We text. See, I’m getting the hang of the 21st Century.

I know people blog for all kinds of reasons: for business or to be social or to keep an online journal. Question: what’s the difference between say Face Book and Twitter? Or a blogsite and a website? I hope that’s not too stupid of a thing to ask because I don’t Face Book either. Or tweet. Or text. Or e-mail. Matter of fact, I’m the proud owner of a flip phone that … get this … will actually let me phone someone and talk to them — that is, when they answer. Isn’t that amazing?

The only problem with that is that most people don’t answer their phones anymore.

Nor do people make phone calls anymore (it seems), unless they’re telemarketers  … or worse …  computer-generated telemarketers. Not only do they have access to our landlines, at least the ones of us who still have a landline, but they now have access to our cell phones. I hate telemarketers!

So, basically, I’ve become isolated in the early 21st Century because of what I assume is a lack of basic communication skills on my part — like being able to blog or text or Face Book or Twitter or … whoa, there Nellie! One thing at a time. I’m grateful that I even have a computer. One that runs programs more updated than DOS.  I’m on my way, y’all!

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