Monday, October 3, 2011

Computer challenged and overwhelmed

Yes, I admit it. I'm computer challenged. I could go ahead and just not even be politically correct and call myself computer stupid. It's a fact. Oh, I can do the usual stuff like going on line, facebooking, emailing, sending  copy to my editor. But when it comes to doing computer activities like copying and pasting, cutting and moving things like writings and pictures from one place to another other than email, I'm dumb as mud. I don't want to be like this. It's just that my brain seems to get cloudy, or it just shuts down when it gets more complicated than sending an email. It seems that this blog has been having problems being seen by folks, something to do with the feed. Heck, I don't even know what THAT means, but I know it has nothing to do with chickens, cows, or horses.

My daughter, bless her imnothannah blogging self is so patient with me. When did she get so patient? When she was a teen-ager, the looks I'd get from her when I didn't know what she considered simple stuff were withering. Now, don't get me wrong, she wasn't mean and rarely disrespectful. She was just 16 and had the world by the tail. Now, she's way beyond 16 with a husband and two darling children. When she was explaining to me about how to get this blog going on nabowrimo (or something like that), she was so calm. She was not condescending. She didn't even take too many deep breaths. I was impressed by that. She was as patient as my friend, Anne who helped me get my electronic profile up for a course we're both taking. I had to send it through Windows 2003 instead of Windows 2007. Let me tell you, that was just about as complicated as I want to get!

Now, I know there are those of you who are snickering and thinking that I've got to have some dead brain cells from the 60s and 70s. Not true. I was pretty straight-laced, but not really a goody two shoes. In other words, I wasn't perfect, but I wasn't into LSD, either.

So I'm continuing to learn and if Heather and Anne will continue to be patient, I may just get this computer business. I just hope they don't file down their teeth from gnashing them too much.

1 comment:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

The trick is to just be curious and poke around. You can't break anything that can't be fixed. Copy and paste...easiest thing going...highlight your text with your mouse and "control c" ... insert the cursor where you want the text to be and "control V"..done. You are lucky to have two helpers...I had to figure out all this stuff on my own.