Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gadgets, Widgets, Whozits, Whatzits?!

Over the years, I have had an on again, off again relationship with a very well-known and prominent entity.  His name is Technology.  You see, when I was young, <sputter, sputter, cough, cough>, Atari was about as cutting edge as could be.  In college, one of my roommates, freshman year, had a computer.  So we all took turns composing our papers in DOS and running to the computer lab, floppy disk in hand, to print them out.  By my senior year, the lab was becoming a bit of a scene.  The "World Wide Web" was still in its infancy and I was among the first of my friends to get into MUDs and whatever else, I can't even remember.

After college, I got my first AOL account and started using EMAIL!  I felt really cool.  But not long after that, I kind of lost touch with my techno-side.  I was having far too much fun being a footloose twenty something year old to veg out in front of the computer. And I did not need it for work, so I did not drive on the Information Superhighway and kind of missed that boat for a while. A year or two later, I taught computer skills to middle schoolers, so I did figure out Yahoo! and URLs. But that was the extent of it. Eventually, I started to use the Internet, email and worked on a computer more regularly. But I have always felt a step or two behind my savvy contemporaries.

So here I am, writing a blog, and I see that I have a lot to learn.  I look longingly at some of my favorite mommy blogs, and see graphics, and cool logos, all kinds of banners and buttons.  I realize that I really have no idea what I am doing.  But as a dedicated student of the Art of Blog now, I am learning that all those neat things you click on are called Widgets. Great name, I think.  Or are they Gadgets?  Whatever. I promise I will figure it out.

I added the Followers widget over there on your left, so that you can click the Follow icon, and become part of a (very few) elite who actually like to read what I write on a regular basis when you really have nothing better to do. Hopefully you will join me on this journey as I join the ranks of mommies out there who have apparently been paying attention during the Technological Revolution.


  1. You and I are in the same boat, Chica.
    I actually blog with a cell phone app, so if there's not a button I can push to do something, it ain't happening. :)

  2. See, I don't even know there is a cell phone app for blogging!! Jeesh. I have my work cut out for me.

  3. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I'm so glad that you like it. We have quite a few blog tutorials that should help you if you are wondering how to do something. You can always ask me if you have a question too!
    I'm thrilled to follow you back!

    Jody from Mommy Moment

  4. Thanks to you both for the support! I am overwhelmed by how awesome my fellow bloggers are! And I will definitely look at the tutorials. Great stuff in there!


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