Today is when I’m making the time to catch up on some serious reading.
Before I started Needlepoint Land, I knew there was a lot going on with the underlying technology of blogging, but was not really sure if it would agree with me.
Much of it did.
For example, I was happy that WP automatically protected me from spam. After all, there’s only so many invitations to watch unspeakable unmentionables that a lady can stomach.
But I was uncertain about how I would feel about being virtually followed around by a small army of mute strangers, which is what I heard happened if you blogged.
You see, my usual interaction with a comp was limited to email, playing Farmville, and snapfishing dozens of mind-numbingly similar pictures of my dog, cat, and the baby gator that hangs out around the back porch.
I was, in effect, digitally born yesterday. It was disheartening.
Then I actually started blogging.
By chance, I came across a review in the NY Times of a book that seemed to address all my paranoid internet fears about the creepy They’re Always Watching You marketing crowd.
Normally, I only read escapist fiction. I won’t mention titles. It’s too embarrassing
But I sometimes do spring for academic books, on really rare occasions, mainly because I have a sleeping problem. I have always found them to be charmingly soporofic, each in their own deadly dull sort of way. Usually I end up immediately donating them to the local library. As I said, I normally stick to escapist fluff.
Perhaps I’ll keep the title of this intimidating book to myself for now, but it wasn’t WordPress for Dummies. I bought that already. I quickly learned that that was the wrong book for me to get, because of the difference between WP.org and WP.com. I had no idea. And now I was out the 30 bucks for nothing. Plus I spent an extra 5 dollars at Wal-Mart for the dark blue sheet that I was going to use as background for my needlepoint pics. It’s also useless. So now I’m out 35 dollars total.
I’ll let you know in a day or two what I think of this new book.
Meanwhile, to point out the obvious, there is no advertising on this blog (unless WP chooses Needlepoint Land to help pay their bills), and I don’t put Flash Gordon cookies or anything else on your computer to track anything whatsoever (again, I can’t answer for WP).
As some UK viewers of this site might say, refreshing, that, innit?
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