Blog V1, Website V4
Posted on March 07 2017
I must admit I’m pretty taken aback by the technical aspect of starting a blog. You’d think it was as easy as: write, spell check, post and done. Nope.
Not in this high-tech world we live in these days. I remember when a blog was called a diary and the password was a cheap little metal key.
Back in the old days, we did not want to share our inner most thoughts with anyone. Diary makers knew how to produce a lock that made a kid feel like her thoughts were safe, but a smart mom could jimmy open with a screwdriver.
What happened to society that we now want to turn all inside thoughts to the outside?
So, my previous website, which I’ll refer to as V3, because, well, it was the third website I had, was two years old. Now, again, back in the day, when something was two years old it was not considered “old”. It was expected to last several more years.
Especially something as expensive as a website.
I won’t bore you with the stories of what a dollar could buy you back then.
I write, spell check (IMHO, one of the better inventions of the modern age) and post. Where is my “follow” button? How are people going to follow me without a very obvious button? I start to panic. I can’t have a blog without followers.
I simply just can’t put my inner most feelings outter if no one will read them.
My social media brainwashed ego cannot bear the thought.
Enter free on-line chat tech support (another marvel of the modern age). Back when Hector was a pup, you used to have to read manuals, actually read.
No you tube videos, certainly no “googling”.
Chatty Cathy tells me my current website does not support a “subscribe” button.
Well, isn’t that ironic?
Chatty Cathy tells me I have to purchase a new website template to get the “subscribe” button, because my current template, at the ripe ol’ age of two, is too old.
I’ll never tell her how old I really am, she’ll send me to the farm, for sure.
Here I am, ready to put my inner thoughts on the outter, and my peeps
(referring to my 5 friends) can’t subscribe.
I cave in pay for the new template, and have a V4.
It is shiny and pretty and makes me want to buy my own products.
I know not get too attached, because we’ll be saying good bye when it gets too old….in like, 6 months.
Guess what? The subscribe button doesn’t work on this template either.
I’m beginning to take this personally. Is someone trying to tell me my thoughts should stay on the inner? No! Someone is saying everything is a challenge, and when you really want it, you must work hard to get.
I learned that by having to walk to school, barefoot, uphill both ways in 5 feet of snow
(I was only 3 feet tall, so I had to hold a periscope to see above the snow).
Chatty Cathy is now my new BFF.
We share tips on how to beat level 2,637, 952 of Candy Crush.
In another ironic twist, I figure out how to get the subscribe button to work before she does.
I share this amazing technical info with her, only because I want her to follow my blog.
I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner. She lives with her family in Dutchess County, NY where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunny and chickens. Her family loves camping, hiking, geocaching, and all things Cub and Boy Scouting. She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC, which she affectionately calls “her other baby” TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.
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