- As a kid, I learned penmanship using an ink well and an old ink pen. We practiced doing circles and lines so that our writing was legible and yes, even pretty. I enjoyed writing and from an early age wrote poetry and short stories.When I became an adult, I worked in offices that did everything by hand. We kept record and files and remembered details in our minds.It was in the late 1980’s when I got involved with the computer. My then boss decided to computerize our company. I was part of the beta and learned from dos on up. The good thing about those days is that I had computer support. Then I retired about twenty years later.When I moved to the Ozarks, I took a job recruiting from home for a company in my home town. It had many challenges, not the least of which was the lack of computer support. I no longer had an Admin Assistant to type my interviews and when the computer acted up, I had to figure it out. As a result, I got up close and personal with the electronic gadget. Three years later, I really retired and laid the old computer aside and bought a lap-top.
Since then, I can compute from anywhere and I discovered the wonders of social media. When I first tried to work with a web-page, I had a friend, Steve, who helped me. In fact, he led me into this amazing new world by introducing me to the Chief Blogger, Tom McDunn. Since then I have taken blogging classes and now I manage five blogs, three of which are my own. I have written a blog and a web page for someone else.
I wake up in the morning with ideas running through my head for a new blog post and can’t wait to get it ‘in the can.’ (Do they say that for blogging? Maybe I coined a new phrase from the film industry!)
Are you over fifty and think that this social media thing is too hard for you? I challenge you to find a class. Join me in a great adventure!
Let me know what you think about social media, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Do you blog?