If you are one of those people who knows their way around the Internet and blogosphere and you navigate it all with ease, you can probably tune this post out. However, if, like me, you are not on the Information Superhighway, but more on the side street, driveway, or cul-de-sac when it comes to computer literacy, then this post may help you.
People keep telling me they check my blog multiple times a day to see if I’ve written anything. One dear girl even made me her home page. If I didn’t know her well, that would be so weird. Usually, the answer is no, I haven’t written. And I feel pressure to write, but not enough pressure to actually write. I’m not the kinda girl who will generate words just because. (Sorry.) Real life for me, just like everyone else on the planet, is reallyhecticbusy. And I also have this two adorable children that live with me and call me Mom and want to eat
three seventeen times a day and want me to play with them and occasionally, I even bathe them. So, I write when I carve out time and sacrifice sleep so that I can find words, and the words can find a home, first in my heart, then, apparently, in yours.
Due to technology that I do not understand at all, you can put your email address in that box over there. —> (The box on the right side of the screen, kinda near the top. It says “Follow Blog Via Email.”) If you put your email address in that box, then you will get an email every time I post a new entry on the blog. The email is auto-generated from a The Computer Gods (that is a lie, I have no idea how it happens, I just know it happens.) No one will know, no one else will see your email address. I will be able to see your email address, but I promise I will keep it a secret, and I promise never to email you, or jeopardize your identity, or lay claim to your firstborn child. After you have entered your email and clicked “Follow,” you are now a “follower” of my blog. Whoop dee doo. But now you can stop clicking on my blog because you will get an email whenever I update it. You will have like six more minutes in your day. I’m sure you’ll start doing push-ups or something equally dazzling with that newfound time.
Some tech savvy folks have figured out how to “Follow” my blog, and others use a feed reader (like Google Reader if you’re interested.) If any of these techies would like to offer advice for the rest of us, please do so in the comments, and anyone who wants more help can look there. Because this is about the end of my technological know-how. It’s not my fault. Fifteen years ago, I remember my mother (sorry Mom) sitting in front of the computer screen wanting to switch from an Internet application to a word processing application. At a loss for what to do, she double-clapped at the screen and simultaneously said, “Minimize!” As in those commercials where you “clap on” The Clapper. It is still funny. And my sisters and I do still double-clap her and say, “Minimize!” way too often. We are not nice people. My poor mom.