…no, Authors… yeez don’t have to do stuff PERFECTLY… just do it!…

…it’s prob’ly one of the most widely-known non-secrets amongst those of yeez who know me well… my tag of, ‘this ol’ Jurassic’ refers not just to my belly-button age, but to my self-confessed ineptitude in all matters compoooter… gadgets, machines, things-to-fiddle-with-to-make-them-WURK, are all as Churchill’s famous ‘riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’ to me…

com…my wee gray cells are steadfastly set against even the merest comprehension of how to deal with such things… and yet, Mabel, here I sit, the proud producer of three Jack Calder crime thrillers, and one more title currently WURK-in-Progress… I manage an almost daily blog… my direct SOSYAL NETWURK connections muster 20,000+ …and I have more internet pals and scribbling buddies than yeez can throw a laptop at… I still recall in flashbacks of terror the day I pressed a coupla buttons, and three months of hard-crafted writing disappeared from the page… just like that… gone!… vamos!… my WURLD stood still… I couldn’t speak… then sumb’dy stepped forward, tapped a different pair of keys, and voila!, the masterpiece-in-process reappeared… a rough, tough, horrific way to learn… but it was part of the education… much of the rest of my journey through the Magical Mystery Tour that is the Web has been kinda similar…


…‘try it and see’ became the ever-present motto… what doesn’t meet with success gets binned, and sum’thing else gets tried… slowly, oh, so slowly, I’m catching on… how to link my blogposts to the various channels… yeez would laff yer socks off at me if yeez knew how long that lot took… how to copy different attachments from emails … simple, huh?… not to this fellow it wasn’t… but, here’s the point… trial and error, more trial and even more error, eventually gave way to an operating rhythm that gets me there… so, my advice to iccomputerites like me, especially quill-scrapers…  yeez don’t have to do stuff PERFECTLY… just do it!… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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21 responses to “…no, Authors… yeez don’t have to do stuff PERFECTLY… just do it!…

  1. Rosa Ave Fénix

    Dear… dear… dear.. do you think you are an ol’ Jurassic… ME TOOOOOOO, when something happens to my gadget… I don’t know what to do… call the firemen…an ambulance… fewwww…I feel hopeless, so dear friend, you aren’t so bad as you have your own blog… me… nothing… I just do pps. which I like doing

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  2. I understand that fear and confusion of all things computer. However, I have a secret weapon; my partner is an IT graduate. That translates into Information Technology geek. When my computer rebels, which it frequently does, I just yell, “Bill, help”. Then I sit back and let him solve the problem. Ahhh, the feeling is wonderful.

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  3. Where’s your StumbleUpon button gone Seumas?
    It used to be under the More button along with Reddit…

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  4. Love your sense of humor, Seumas! You have many facets and faces too! I know what you mean about a lot of the new stuff on computers and links online. Chris has helped me find my way a few times. He is a godsend. I keep on plugging along and learn something new every day! Don’t give up, keep on moving! Best regards!! 🙂

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  5. Hilarious but you speak for many of the bloggers out here. I’m one of them. I don’t wear a button, but if you hear a high-pitched scream one of these days, that will be me.

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  6. I know exactly what you mean, Seumas. I worked on two differnt computer programs in my jobs before blogging, but they were specific to those jobs. My kids showed me a lot, and my daughter set up the blog for me. I’ve had a lot of help along the way, and the rest was experimenting. I not only save on a memory stick, but make a paper copy of my book pages, my WIP. A computer crashing is one of my big fears. 😦

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