OK. So I took my brother-from-another-mother’s advice and set up this site to “share” my writing. This meant that after walking round WordPress, I decided to go ahead and set up a website.
I mean, it’s not like I’m doing much these days.
There then followed a couple of weeks of wrestling with the computer to make it do what the Support pages said it should do.
This is a (repeatedly) proven fact. We have a mutual distrust-bordering-on-dislike of each other and this part of the experience generally involved me cussing and/or glaring at the machine and its accompanying software.
In response, the computer stuck its middle finger up at me and refused to do as commanded. [I am your master, damn it! You shall do as I decree … or not *sigh*]
This is something I have come to accept about the combination of me and computers.
I am a competently intelligent human being and am quite good at following instructions, it’s just that technology likes to f!ck with me.
This may or may not have something to do with the fact that I spent computer lessons at school playing “Worm” … or catching up on my Physics homework.
I blame the teacher, as he was tediously boring – so much so, that I can’t even recall his name!
Even so, I managed to create a site and then launched MightWar into cyberspace (Hoorah and Yea, Me!!).
The main learning points from this experience?
- Yes, technology does in fact hate me – whatever its manifestation;
- My typing speed has declined climatically since becoming sick; and
- It’s really hard to swear with a speech impediment! Who knew?
I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise to my neighbours for my language during this time: it’s hard enough living next door to a woman who makes loud, peculiar noises at all hours of the day and night, without her adding expletives into the mix!
So this week, I have been taking time out to look around what else is happening out in the blogosphere and familiarising myself with new terms, concepts and other blogs. And what an experience it has been!
I have been introduced to blogs whose design made me froth at the mouth with jealousy as their layouts were a thing of beauty. There is just no way that I’m gonna be able to make my computer produce such results without resorting to some underhanded means (Does anyone know if it is possible to get a computer drunk?); blogs that drove me to write new pieces (see: Words Fall From My Eyes) and one whose introduction made me shout-laugh: resulting in half-masticated cookie crumbs being spewed across the keyboard and half the desk.
Lordie, Lordie, but this has been a real learning curve. Who knew that blogging could be so many things at once?
But the thing coming out of this is that it’s made me want to write more.
I mean, my writing has pretty much taken a back seat these last three and a half years – what with working, studying and then contracting an affliction that puzzles medical professionals.
So I’ve decided to try my hand at this “blogging” malarkey. And that’s what the “… and sh!t” section of the site will be about: finding a new way of playing with words and (hopefully) giving me a small task to complete each week that keeps me “sticking and colouring” to my heart’s content.
Thanks so much, Mr.T. Your suggestion has brought a new possibility into my life. Love you “big much”.
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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.