Interfacing with food and words and computers

WARNING I AM NOW IN WHINING MODE

But really. Since when do writers have to get Web 2.0 computer skills? All I want to do is sell a bit of my writing . I thought all I needed for that is a keen mind, a sharp wit and a way with English.

First, I am told I need a blog.

OK, that is a system I can learn. I make a blog. You are reading it.

Except for the pictures. I have a digital camera, it records pictures on an SD card, and then my computer didn’t read the SD card. Well, that took a day or two to figure out., and I did it almost all by myself. Now I might have a new problem, which is Cleo is starting to enjoy biting on the SD cards. That’s Cleo, on the top there.

Then, I need to network. Well, hellooooo Faceboook, Plaxo, LinkedIn and Myspace (actually I got on Myspace over a year ago to try and make the Web safe for high school students). Do I understand any of them well? No. Are my children supportive? Hell, no. In fact, my younger son erased my Facebook profile once when I wasn’t looking. But I’ve got a profile on each of them, even if I can’t manage them well.

OK, so to help me focus my writing about food, I am taking an online course at Stanford on food writing. But now I have to learn Blackboard, a distance learning program that does not seem to make sense. I’m looking for the page where the students introduce themselves and I can’t find it. Oh, great. I feel like it’s the first day of school and I can’t find the class. But I haven’t left home.

About Onecakebaker

Author of a memoir called The Girl On the Wall, and working on a novel. Former Synagogue president, gardener, empty nester. Raising bees.
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