I wasn’t going to do it. Nobody was going to make me do it. What was “it?” Blogging, that’s what. I absolutely railed against it. Well, you get the picture.
|The Future World Order|
Or is it Here?
A vocabulary had to be unlearned and a new one learned with words such as, widget, gadget and attribution. I had to trust that one could move pieces around the site as if I were putting together a puzzle, and they would stay. I have to admit it, but one evening I sat far too long a time trying to figure how to embed (another new’ish term for me then) a video into my lily-livered blog.
Bit by bit, though, like a creeping vine, I was taken in by technology. First I hated it. Then it was okay. Then it was bearable. Then I couldn’t live without it! How’s that for being seduced by a new world order.
Now it is a part of my everyday life, and I can talk widgets with the best of them, and I do. Have to admit, though, it did take me longer than I thought it would to feel comfortable with tech talk.
And what about today? Even after an entry is posted, I’ll pour over it from every angle, perhaps move a photo a centimeter or two, recheck links to be sure they’re working, read my witty words for the zillionth time and be, well, blogging addicted.
This post, then, is a cautionary tale of what can happen to one if s/he lets the guard down concerning blogging. It’s habit forming and quite impossible to give up. Take it from me, a used to be, non-wanna be, habit formed, blogger.