Friday, December 2, 2011

Technology Rant

So, I have a blog.  I try to keep up with it and remember that I'm doing it mostly for me.  You know, to look back and see all the things I've done when I don't feel like I'm accomplishing anything.  And best of all, to make new friends with similar interests.  And I have many interests, so I can't concentrate on blogging about just one thing.  I'm all over the place :)

As far as the blogging goes, I've tried to put blogs that interest me in my sidebars since this is the way I've found many from other blogs.  Only then I began using Google Reader when I had so many blogs to follow that it was hard to keep up.  So now, I don't keep adding blogs to my sidebar, only to my Reader.  PLUS, there's that following thing.  So, now I publicly follow some, but have many more in my Reader.  How do you keep track of all that stuff?  Which features do you use and keep up with? 

Then there are the forums. InTatters and Tatting Forums. and Ravelry. I love to read them, but I can't keep up with interacting on them.  Oh, and Etsy.  I looove looking on Etsy.

I love Facebook and keeping up with friends and family, and seeing everyone's photos.  And NOW, we have  Do you do that too?  There are a million and one things to love on there - from recipes to repurposing ideas.  So, I started that too - it's a handy way to keep track of ideas and links.  There aren't enough hours in a day to soak up all the information and ideas that interest me.  Not to mention time to pursue any of those interesting ideas!

Oh, and I have a smartphone now too.  I believe it's smarter than me, but I'm learning.  Wow!  Calendar sync, apps, GPS, camera & photo tools - you name it.  And my NOOK for digital books and magazines.  I am loving all this technology, and I'm hoping that we may FINALLY be getting to the "paperless" age we've been talking about for 20 years :)

I think my goal for the new year is going to have to be to learn how to keep it all under control.  I still need time to read, sew, tat, garden, shop, bake, decorate and craft.  Laundry, housecleaning, family, friends, dogs . . .  

I never thought I'd be plugging in my laptop AND my phone AND my book.  (Especially funny for me - lover of antiques that I am.)

Follow me on Pinterest if you like - I'm putting that little button on my sidebar too.

That is all :)


  1. When I follow it automatically goes to my reader. Hmm, I wonder if I'm doing something different. Maybe we can look tomorrow. : ) Tomorrow! tomorrow! I'll bring the bead spinner and red seed beads.

  2. Good luck on getting everything under control! As wonderful as all this technology is, it's also overwhelming!

  3. I don't follow. I don't facebook. I put the blogs in my sidebar. When they update, I see them. I don't have a mailbox full of notices. I can't stand that. I think I keep up pretty well with my limited access. I visit groups now and then but there was a time I couldn't stay away. Do what you are comfortable with and no more.

  4. I'm on Facebook and Google+, but I seldom remember to go to either one. I love Google Reader! It keeps me updated without a lot of hassle. Every once in a while I update the blogs in my sidebar, but since I seldom look at my own blog, it doesn't do me much good. : )

    The good news is, if someone pulled the technology plug, I'd still manage to carry on!

  5. You should be able to import blogs you follow via RSS into blogger...that's how I first set mine up. Since they've changed the blogger interface, you might have to go searching for the 'import' button if they haven't gotten rid of it.

  6. I know what you mean - keeping up up with everything takes so much time! I've been so busy the last few weeks I haven't visited many blogs or made comments, but I still find a few minutes here and there to visit Pinterest *turns red* Good news, I've tried a few things I found there, so it's not a complete loss of time.

    Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

    My word verification is "whyme" - really!


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