Friday, July 6, 2007
Blog on With It
I used to pride myself on keeping up with technology. The latest gadgets, trends, and devices were all I could think about. Then I had kids.
Now I spend my days trying to figure out what the word blog means, and mocking my ever-so-professional Dad as he zooms to the nearest AT&T store to snag the latest iPhone. Telling me his place in line somehow equalled standing around waiting for rock concert tickets - something I never imagined him doing. He now scoffs at me for not knowing all about youtube.com.
As a writer I noticed all the other pen-to-paper friends were blogging, which led me to warm up my computing skills and get busy doing the same. There was a glitch...what is a blog? Could it be a new hair salon? Perhaps a new type of computer - just for writers. Once again, I found myself behind the times.
I found my way to the Internet and keyed in "blog." My jaw smacking the floor in surprise woke up my napping boys. I felt a bit overwhelmed. I remembered Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I wonder if Paul meant blogging when he scratched out those words on papyrus. I'm guessing they probably didn't have blogs back then.
Finally my blog came into being and I stared at the blank screen...wondering. What now? Discovery pulled me around the corner and showcased a never ending array of blogs to link to.
But alas! I found pictures and Bible verses to add to the site. How thrilling, but again troubling. "Which one should I pick?" I screamed aloud. Oops, I hear stirring in the other room. Better keep my voice to a minimum while I sort through the piles of choices. I'm sure if I wake the boys, they will be more than willing to pick some pictures to add to the site. Spiderman would be the first to arrive onscreen, and "shoot the web."
Well, as you read this post, I hope you can sort through the myriad of tags I chose to add to the site. Come back often and I am sure they will be different. I better finish my ramblings - we all know that technology moves so fast blogging will be out of style by the time I hit "publish post."
Posted by juliepollitt at 4:06 PM