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Why I blog less often than I should

My home computer is very slow. I sit at a computer all day at work, so the last thing I want to do is go home and sit in front of a slow one. This is supposed to be a food blog, but I honestly can’t remember the last thing I cooked, let alone wanted to share with you, dear reader. Tonight for dinner, I had cereal.¬†

It feels so good to get this off my chest.

I’ve been reading a lot about blogs lately (not reading blogs, mind you. Reading about them.) It reminds me of a quote from a writing class in college. “Writing about music is like dancing about¬†architecture.” Reading about blogs is like writing about music. You need to put down the paper and pen and just experience it. One of the things I love most about the internet is its ability to suck you in and take you in any direction, like a Choose Your Own Adventure. I could be reading about a certain TV show, check out Wikipedia to see what it’s about, then go to IMDB.com to see who’s in it and where I may have seen them before. I could ultimately find the best scone recipe on the planet, whether it’s from Serious Eats, Epicurious, or a trusted¬†food blogger who has tried several recipes and figured out what works the best.

Lately at work, I’m confronted with an unexpected challenge. I have to teach people who are decades older than me how to use something that feels like second nature to me. I had my first blog when I studied abroad in 2005. I had my first email address at age 13. Upload and download are two completely different actions, as hardware and software have different jobs. Acronyms are specific and not interchangeable. PDF, jpg, URL, etc. Tech support now only requires an English BA and lots of patience.

Six months ago when I wrote my “About Me” section, I promised to keep the work gripes to a minimum. I’m sorry. I don’t like being other people’s tech support. And my work computer is also slow. <end of gripes>

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One Response to “Why I blog less often than I should”

  1. April 30th, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Jake says:

    I will try and make that computer at home a little faster. I will continue to try and make computers work better for you. Part of the reason I’m commenting here is to tell you that your captcha thing works. You shouldn’t be seeing all those spam comment emails anymore, but let me know if you do.

    Love, Jake