I feel like an eejit. I’m just beginning to figure this damn thing out. It really is easy. I am appalled at how difficult I must have made it appear in my mind because I genuinely found the whole experience a bit off-putting and whenever I attempted to do anything, it was with a vague and undefined feeling of apprehension.
Does that make sense?
It was almost as if I half believed that this technology, this social media communication stuff, would all be a bit beyond me, which, of course, is nonsense, given my (kind of) earlyish start in computer literacy – that’s what it used to be called then, although I don’t know if that term is still in use nowadays.
Having said that, there is always the possibility that things (i.e. me) can go wrong again and in attempting to do some minor task, like drag the post “realisations” under the blog Curves, I will inadvertently bring disaster down on my head. See? There I go again, the vague feeling of … almost trespassing, as it were.
I remember, a couple of years ago, in Hong Kong, well, actually more like a dozen years or so now, some kids wrote in their journals that their parents used email while they used SMS or something that I had never heard of. I realised then that I was the same age as their parents and that I used only emails, having long abandoned the former conventions of landline phones and handwritten letters.
So, did I make an active decision then to stop learning new things? I wouldn’t have thought, so but what then explains my reluctance to embrace – is it a new technology or a new way of communicating?