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Friday, June 17, 2011

Queen of the Luddites

Um, did you guys (who are over 40 like I am) know there's a whole other world out there?  There should be a class or something.

You can make money on blogging and youTubing and there are things called "Blogged?"  And everything seems to be interconnected!  Making money on it is the least of my worries, which is why I am ad-free.  Just figuring out how to sign back in is paramount at the moment.

Picasa and Flickr and Facebook and Twitter and Blogged and Google Buzz and eBay and and and...

There should be one called BOGGLED.  'Cause that's how my mind is right now.  Boggled.

This will have to go on my list of things to research.  If I can figure out where I put the blasted list.

The one thing I've figured out so far though - do NOT have more than one identity.  If you can't remember what email address/username/password you used for Picasa, STOP and find out.  If you use a different one for Google, you're basically screwed.  Then nothing is interconnected and you have to start all over.  But by all that is holy, DO NOT start over.

What a mess.

So I follow blogs from my google ID and have different followers for Flickr and still different ones for Picasa. Who knows about Twitter and Facebook.  Well, at least those two are still connected to each other.  And one or the other photo-hosting sites are tied into my blog.  I have no idea what "ID" I used for eBlogger.  Thankfully I had the presence of mind to check the "keep me logged in" box when I signed up.

I don't know if I am Sheila, Scottishlass10, Scottishlass1029, Irishlass, Irishlass1029 or WHAT.  It's not like I tried to "be different people" or anything. I don't spam or troll or hide.  I just have a hard time remembering my ID because sometimes Scottishlass is taken already and sometimes it's not. Could I BE more confused?

Does anyone know my email address?  I might need it later. This isn't as easy as it appeared.  The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know.

Now where did I put that list...


  1. Ha-ha-ha-ha. I adore your sense of humor!

  2. Bahahahaha this is SO ME. I have 4, no wait 5, different email addresses. WHY?!?!!? I don't know why. I actually created a doc on my computer with all of my username and passwords BUT I always end up forgetting to update it. LOL

  3. My wife is Queen of the Luddites, a realm of Techno-challenged end-users that beg for the return of Party-line phone calls and rotary dial phones ... A place where all Cell Phones are considered Alien Brainwashing devices which don't even allow for freedom from their cloy, attachment to the users very soul.

    I, on the other hand, love technology. Not so much for how it is currently used and abused, but for its potential to increase freedom. For some reason, many people feel that since they own a mobile phone that, they need to use it every moment they are mobile.

    I very much like your style, your wit, and I will definitely recommend that my wife (whom I refer to as SWMBO, or 'She Who Must Be Obeyed') because I think she will relate to your sense of humor or, at the least ... identify with it.

    I found you via a search on Google for "Luddite", which is how my wife describes herself, though I think she's brilliant. She gets frustrated over the fact we need to use three remotes for our 'Smart 3D TV' ... One for the TV, another for the Cable Box, and yet another for the Blu-Ray Disk player.

    I am not often compelled to communicate my appreciation on the spur of a moment. You caught my attention, held it, and left me wanting to read more. Well done! And thank you.

  4. I'd totally forgotten I ever wrote this. Thanks so much for your comment Rick. ♥ Since then I actually HAVE figured out most of this "social media" stuff. And I blog about nail polish so much now that I don't always just rant like this anymore. I kinda miss it!


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