I have not been a very good blogger of late. Oh, I am still good (as much as can be) but my BLOGGING has lagged.
A recent thread on Facebook made me wonder why that is (thanks Jayne Sexton Trapnell). And I think part of the reason is that I have been distracted (preoccupied?) with learning new tricks.
Here's part of the story. I am the webmaster/ mistress/ meister for my church's website. When I first took over the website, maybe 10 years ago, everything I needed to know about creating and maintaining a website I self-taught. A few years ago, I had to change the software I was using to do the website--and so I learned yet another software program.
It is time, I think, for yet another change. This resolve came about when I sat in a recent meeting and learned about WordPress. Now, some of the fellow bloggers I read use WordPress, but I do not. What I learned about excited me, though, because it might make maintaining the website easier AND allow me to share the task with other people.
See, I am in the 65+ age bracket. (Don't you just love it when you are asked to check which age bracket you are in when you get all the way to the eldest category possible and you see "65+"?) Anyway. From time to time I wonder...why am I doing this? Shouldn't some much younger whipper-snapper (see, that proves I am in the 65+ bracket) do this?
In a related vein, last summer I was persuaded to take the plunge and buy an Apple computer. I had previously gotten an I-pad, then next I caved and got an I-phone--so the jump to a MacBook seemed like a continuation of technology. And it is. I should hasten to add, I am still learning. And will be for a long long time (maybe not so long for those of us in the 65+ group).
So what, you might ask. Well, because I maintain the aforesaid website, and because the software to do that is PC specific, I have to keep using my PC as I learn my MacBook. Let me tell you, it can be a bit schizophrenic. Do I scroll up or down to make the page move? Do I use the delete key to erase the characters on the left side or the right side of where the cursor is? How can my cursor on the Mac disappear suddenly--that never happened on the PC. Why does the track pad on the Mac work so much more responsively than on the PC? Why does the PC take FOREVER to run the virus scan, and the Mac seemingly blinks and it's done?
As I contemplate switching the website to a WordPress site, I know that I will have to learn new tricks.
Any sympathy yet? I acknowledge--I am an old dog. And I am learning new trick. Care to toss me a bone?