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Hello Cyber Space!

16 Oct

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 Now, years of writing for others has been replaced by writing only what interests me.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!

 
7 Comments

Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

7 responses to “Hello Cyber Space!

  1. ESTHER FOC

    October 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    YOU GO GIRL – LYNNE – ONCE AGAIN YOU LEAVE ME IN THE DUST WITH MY LACK OF COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS – BUT GOOD FOR YOU, I WILL TRY TO KEEP UP. AS MY MOM AND YOUR FRIEND, EDNA USED TO EVERYONE SHE MET “IF YOU CAN R E A D YOU CAN DO ANYTHING” NOW THOSE WERE WORDS FOR A VERY WISE AND WONDERFUL LADY WHO WAS VERY AGED AND HAD LOTS OF WISDOM TO SHARE.

    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW BLOG AND I WILL TRY TO KEEP UP WITH IT, I PROMISE
    E

     
  2. Cass Atkinson

    October 22, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Lynne

    I like…I like

    Lots of success with “Wisdom of the Aged” I do n’t understand all the latest
    Blogs and Facebooks but I sure understand AGING. so happy Jill got you
    started on your new Path with CyberSpace.
    Lots of Love…Cass

     
  3. Dr. L.H.D.

    October 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    I’d like some wisdom please, medium rare, gravy on the side, with a side order of insight, lightly seasoned with humor, hold the sarcasm and make it it to take out please. Thank you, L.H.D.

     
  4. Nanette Spector

    October 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Lynne, I will so enjoy reading everyone of your blogs…I am already!! This is very exciting!

    Love, Nan

     
  5. Denise Zecca

    October 29, 2011 at 12:14 am

    hi lynne!

    i admire your ambition! – sharing a skill (talent) which you enjoy is the best – i look forward to following your blog – i LOVE the title – thank you for sharing your newest inspiration! – and thumbs up for jill’s help in giving life to your idea –

    love, denise

     
  6. Donna Greenberg

    November 5, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I read your most recent post first — on procrastination — and chuckled when I read this one. Your daughter pulled the delaying rug out from under you! Clever girl…..
    I love all of your blog posts, Lynne! Your writing flows beautifully and is very engaging.
    I’m envious of the ease in leaving a comment. My Google blogsite is so damned demanding of would-be responders!

     
    • wisdomoftheaged

      November 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      Donna, I can’t take any credit for my blogsite . . . it was my daughter’s doing! Thanks for the kudos . . . I’ll take full credit for the writing!

       

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