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I am technologically challenged. Fact. I’m not stupid. Far from it. However, I found myself completely overwhelmed when I sat down with my stubborn determination to get this blog started. Enough time had passed and too many “I’m going to start a blog” comments had exited my mouth for another day to slip away. Carpe Diem! I bellied up to my desk, wind in my sails. “Eye of the Tiger” playing in my head. There’s no stopping me now! Look out world, I’ve got a lot to say!
Well, my enthusiasm was short lived. What the hell is a hosting site? I just want to type, and didn’t really want to be bothered with the details of HOW I’m going to share my dribble. Fortunately for me, my best friend started blazing a path into the world of blogging (which inspired me), so she had a lot of guidance to offer on what you should and should not do. Despite that, I was still flustered and losing interest fast. Here are the problems I’m faced with. 1) Attention span of a gnat. 2) Narrow window of focus when desired effect does not immediately present itself.
I know, I know. Good things come to those who wait. Slow and steady wins the race. Blah, blah, blah. Then it occurred to me. Why don’t I just handle this the way any other American would handle their business? Outsource it! I needed an operations manager. Someone to handle the details while I focused on the content, and I had just the candidate! With a few words typed into my iPhone, I summonsed my teenager downstairs. And THAT is how you start a blog. The End!
I’m kidding. Well, partially kidding. I really don’t have any patience and I really did call for teenage reinforcement to help me navigate getting my page started. I watched with envy as she clicked through options at lightning speed. If I would slow down and actually READ instructions, I would have figured it out (that’s what I continue to tell myself). But, I don’t know why I would think I could compete with the natural technology skills of someone born into a generation that types more than they speak.
In all seriousness, for anyone out there that has ever considered starting a blog, let me be your inspiration. There are so many resources that make the process easy to do. I started with SiteGround (affiliate link),which is where you establish a domain name and open the door to create your page. After I my daughter provided guidance and I choked back my self-inflicted anxiety, I found it to be user friendly. As I become more experienced, I will offer more guidance and post more information on resources that I’ve found to be helpful. Stay tuned and happy blogging!