from Emily Bryan . . .
True confession time. I was a technophobe. I could barely answer email. Yahoo groups were like a Mars landing.
But surprisingly enough, now I'm on a total technology kick.
Last Friday, I shared some new blidgets I'd discovered that were like a blog in a box. This week I discovered Amazon's carousel style widgets. I have no programming knowledge whatsoever and yet, I can point and click and pull together this fun thingamajig that spins and sparkles. I'm like a newborn with a wind-up mobile over my crib.
The point is, though I realize I'm still at the "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" stage in my flirtation with bits and bytes, I'm little by slowly conquering my fear of an unknown. I'm beginning to be techno-proficient, which is a serious leap for me.
I'd all but crowned myself the anti-techno queen.
Now I maintain and update my website www.emilybryan.com, fancy up my blog with lots of gadgets, have MySpace and Facebook pages. I even Tweet, for Pete's sake! I'm a techno-mess.
But the point is, I was intimidated by something (internet technology) but I decided not to let it debilitate me. I still have times when nothing will work. When that happens, my DH comes and just glares at the computer from across the room, at which point, it recognizes a jedi-master of software and hops to before he gets rough with it! But I'm learning new things everyday--even if sometimes it's how something won't work. And even that feels good.
What's the last thing you were abysmal at that you decided to overcome? (Well, if not overcome, at least throw into a headlock until it declares a draw!)