Today was supposed to be a guest blog with Lori Corsentino, but she had something urgent come up and re-scheduled for the 27th of July. This left me with, what in the world am I going to post today?! I hope you do come visit her on the 27th and leave her a comment, I'm sure she would love to hear from you.
Back to the task at hand.
In the last few months I have been learning about different marketing skills to help grow my followers and get my name out in cyber space. I have to say, this is harder than I thought. My eyes glaze over as I read about SEO's, hashtags, and hopefully at some point, bitmarks. I have found 'zip' on that subject.
I was not raised with computers as a part of my life. Back when I was in school you took a typing class, not a computer class. I am one of those people that learns visually, not by reading a bunch of information with terms that are not in my vocabulary. So everyday that I try to learn something new, is like a trying to become a surgeon in a virtual class on line, not going to happen!
Yes, I am frustrated, and as I reach out and ask questions, I get no help. AGH!
Back when I was in my thirties I took some computer classes through ITT here in Denver. I figured I better come into this century because at some point everything will be computers. And, I was right about that. Even learning how to use a cell phone now a days needs a class practically! When I took those classes you still had to learn programming. It was called DOS. If it wasn't for one of the engineers where I worked, I would have never made it though that class. Thank God that was changed by the birth of Windows and the Internet.
Not long after we got a computer and I would play games on it and chat. That was the extent of my computer knowledge. Eventually I learned how to work an email account and could write to people instead of mailing letters. I loved the instant gratification. I had that computer for 6 years until it was not keeping up with the latest and greatest technology and had to consider a new PC.
My daughter was getting her first laptop and gave me the computer I have now. Much better and faster and it still runs today. I know it is getting to the point of having to consider a new one, but for now it is hanging in there. Since I wrote my first rough draft of my book, my basic understanding has grown substantially. I know all of this new social media and platforming information will sink in, it just takes a little longer for me than my son, mister tech guy. But, I will get it...eventually.
If any of you have any short cuts to these new found adages to the social media world, feel free to enlighten me, I could use all the help I can get.
I hope all of you have a great weekend and be sure to drop me a comment on my blog and explain to me some of this stuff. I would much appreciate it. And, don't forget to talk in laymen's terms, I'm a little slow!