Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pinterest and Other Nightmares

What a title, eh?  Actually, I love Pinterest.  There are so many wonderful and inspiring things to see and learn there.  Here's the problem; I am very computer literate and have stayed on top of technology and its use for working efficiently, but I have not stayed fluent in "internet." And believe me, there is a difference.  I'm in a pretty wide gap between making spreadsheets and connecting one's blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and whatever other cool thing to each other.  And getting through the tutorials that abound out there is where the nightmares begin.  They are written for Mommy Bloggers who never got left behind by the cyber world while they worked 50 hours a week and turned into grandmothers like I have!  I didn't have time to stay on top of all of that, I barely managed to keep my teeth clean. When do these cyber-savvy girls sleep?  Oh, yeah, they have kids- they aren't sleeping anyway.  

However, all of that is changing.  This left-behind-and-out-of-date-grandmother is learning some new things, albeit slowly and painfully, but learning none the less.  I did manage to Tweet from my blog, but it showed up on my Facebook page.  I also created a pin on Pinterest which also somehow showed up on my Facebook page.  ((Sigh...)) Did I mention the painful part?  I need a teenager to come take my frail, little old hand and lead me shuffling into the light.  Too bad I'm fresh out of teenagers.  Okay, actually, it's not too bad- I couldn't have raised one. more. teen.  Six was plenty.
This image is from ResearchGate

So far, I'm on day 3 of learning all of this internet stuff and not painting.  Maybe I should back off and let it sift slowly into my conscience awareness like fairy dust and pick up my brushes.  In the meantime, if you are a Pinterest user look me up.  It's a real catchy title, Alice Jo Webb.  Same one you'll find me under on Instagram.  I have no idea what my Twitter name is, I deleted it months ago when it started pinging all the time and drove me crazy.  When I figure it out, I'll be sure to let you know!  While you're at it, look for the little red P at the bottom of this page and pin me to your Pinterest page.  Like an insect you're collecting.  I'd be grateful!

Thanks for stopping by- Alice    


Anna Lisa Leal said...

I laughed out loud when I read this! Fantastic read...and I especially liked the bugs on a pin!

Alice Jo Webb said...

Thanks, Anna Lisa! We should meet up and laugh together someday.