Let's file this one under "Adventures in Social Networking/Building a Platform," shall we?
(I can't be the only one out there who is mystified by something that apparently *everyone* knows about technology, right? That's why I'll put myself out there for potential ridicule.)
1. I joined Twitter. (@donnagambale) I still only kinda know what I'm doing. I mean, it took me a couple weeks to figure out how to know if someone mentions me or replies to me or retweets my stuff.
Not that any of that happens much.
And I had to Gchat Frankie to ask what it meant when @ChuckSambuchino #FFed me. (Thanks, Chuck!)
But yeah, I basically just tweet links to awesome things I discover online, attempting to be worthy of that #FF. Except I can't really tweet between 9am and 5pm (besides my lunch break), and that's usually when I have my tweet-worthy ideas. So I generally do a flurry of tweets at like 8:57am and 5:05pm, and maybe a couple around 1:30pm.
It's a work in progress.
2. I literally just learned (again, from Frankie) that you can reply to the comment emails you get for blog posts and the reply goes directly to the commenter's email, if they provided one.
I swear, when other bloggers (like LiLa) mentioned in posts that they try to reply to all comments via email, I thought "Wow, that must take forever to go to each person's profile and find their email and then email them..."
Ahem, not so much.
So, lovely, dear commenters and potential-commenters, that's my new preferred way to respond to comments! (But what's your preferred way to get responses? Feel free to drop in with your opinion.)
3. I STILL have trouble working my Comcast remote.
I mean, I press the "All On" bright red button, and it'll like, turn the cable on but not the TV. And I press it again and it turns the TV on but the cable off. And don't even get me started on the individual "On" buttons.
I just keep pressing buttons until it works. I think I'm deficient.
But in my defense...
I can occasionally be quite smart with tech things. Like, I know basic html code and once created a website, so it helps when redesigning the blog layout and fixing post layouts. And I figured out how to use Google Analytics.
(Who am I kidding? A trained monkey could probably do that stuff.)
In conclusion? #technologyfail <--- Hey, I'm learning!
Don't leave me all alone here! What technology surprises have you had? Anything you just can't master? If you comment, I'll email you a response! Coz I'm smart like that.