My biggest problem when blogging, is my computer. It’s neither old, nor outdated and the programs are good. I know because someone has checked then out for me but, I fight with my computer for hours. A patient young woman taught me how to use wordpress and then a friend tried to help me make a link. “Do you want to make a link? That’s easy,” he said; once, twice, three times. And while he was here, it looked so simple, but the moment he left and I tried to follow the written instructions, it did not work. Somewhere, somehow, I am missing something. A friend from a writer’s group sent me detailed, written information as to how to do this, and once again, I failed dismally which is a shame as I have information that I would love to move to my blog page.
I also need to know how to prepare blogs for a week ahead of time and get them to appear onthe inended date.
My laptop, that I used to love, has turned into a beast ready to pounce; unseen faces from behind the wordpress screen send me notices saying; “Are you sure you want to leave this page? Or, do you want to stay? But, I don’t know why they ask me because I do not recall ever indicating my intention to leave that page.
I have come to the conclusion that I am a hi-tech dummy. Yes, that’s what I am. I have seen all kinds of computer books for dummies in book stores as well as on the internet, but have yet to come across one entitled ‘WordPress for Dummies,” which might be exactly what I need.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve come a long way since the day I was introduced to widgets and dashboards, but maybe grandmothers like me, who were not given computers at the age of two, should know their place.
On the positive side, my grandchildren call me a ‘modern grandma’ because compared to some other grandmothers that they know, I am sort of computer savvy, have learned to use a cell phone and can not only send an SMS, but know how to retrieve the reply. The icing on the cake is, that I am the proud owner of an ipad that I use and love. However, all this does nothing to make me feel good when I sit in front of my laptop; when there is just ME, MYSELF AND WORDPRESS.
This evening I am taking a break from my computer and am going to a symphony concert.