I used to trade non-fiction writing skills for secure paychecks, grinding out reams of dry documents, public relations tracts, press releases, newsletters, brochures and feature articles. I like to say that I’m retired but the truth is that I’m just no longer gainfully employed. Now, years of writing for others has been replaced by writing only what interests me. What a luxury! And, what a wonderful opportunity to begin a blog.
However, as an Electronically-Challenged American, how was I to master the ins and outs of setting up the blog and connecting it with Facebook? Months ago, I took a course. I took copious notes but . . . it didn’t translate into a blog.
On a recent visit to my daughter, a successful blogger herself, I mentioned my interest in creating a blog. As usual, we were chatting while she glanced down at her open laptop. My multi-tasking daughter can keep up a lively conversation AND read AND type! “What would you call it,” she asked. “Wisdom of the Aged,” I joked.
A few minutes later, she flipped the laptop around so I could see it. She had created a blog page, a logo and a Facebook page. Suddenly, Wisdom of the Aged, became a reality. She handed me a notebook and pen before detailing, step-by-step, how to navigate, how to post, how to upload links and photos. Yes, my daughter had suddenly and without warning, provided everything I needed to begin my blog.
And, with a few keystrokes, she eliminated all my excuses.
Voila . . . hello there cyberspace . . . this is my first post!