When I first entered the wonderful world of blogging, I really had no idea what I was walking into. Things like followers, SEO and comments confounded me. Badges, buttons, widgets and gadgets made me say, "Huh?" And HTML, CSS, templates and skins simply blew my mind.
I hate to admit that my learning curve is far from over. Every day I have one of those, So-that's-what-that-is moments. Like yesterday. I always wondered how so many of you could comment on my new posts so quickly. I thought that took some pretty fast thinking -- and fingers.
Then I decided to enter my first contest. Don't worry, I'm no competition to anyone out there. I never win a thing. I just like to think I can. But anyway, in order to enter you had to sign up for this particular blog's RSS feed.
Me, not liking change, resisted at first. But I really, really wanted that car seat, so sign up I did.
Then a curious thing happened. I got an email every time a post was added.. AHAH! That's how its done. Hmmm.
This kind of thing seems to happen a lot. I know the drill. After taking a few moments (OK I'll 'fess up -- a few days) berating myself for sheer stupidity -- I pat myself on the back and embrace whatever new concept it is. Except for one.
Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against them. I truly enjoy visiting other blogs and reading all those thematic lists and posts. I'd even like to do some. But for some odd reason, I just can't.
I know they'd make my life easier. Like the writing prompts I had in school. Might even provide me with a little fresh material now and then. But then I think of who we're talking about here.
And then I just have to say, "Me no do memes."
Why? Well for starters, deadlines have a way of making me break out in a cold sweat. Given my ability to create on demand these days, we'd have some pretty odd posts. Take Thankful Thursday. Thankful Saturday -- which is when I'd get around to it -- just doesn't have the same ring.
And Wordless Wednesday. Me? Wordless? Now that's an oxymoron of epic proportions.
The list goes on, but you get the point. But you never know -- some day I might just change my tune. Then you all have permission to say, "I told you so." Until then, I'll just have to stick with writing when the spirit moves me.