Cat-Blog: On the challenges of being a pen-and-paper girl a technological world

Our first guest-post from Cat, a childhood friend. You can find out more about Cat on our Contributors page.

Hello, my name is Cat, and I’ve never blogged before. There, I’ve said it. I’m 30. Squarely set in the milenial generation, and yet I am technologically deficient. I’m composing this on a computer that I really don’t know how to work. It has the new Windows, and I haven’t even found the Word program; I’m composing in WordPad.

I’ve read the blogs posted by Part Time Monster and its affiliates. With all the thought, planning and technical finesse of the roll out of this project, I wonder that I was asked to be involved. I’ve already missed my first deadline.

I love the concept. All things brilliant and nerdish in one sparkling community to be discussed and debated. I love the cenergy. For example, I’m streaming Sherlock on Netflix because Anne Rice keeps posting about it every night to her “people of the page.” This subtle piece of brainwashing brings to mind Gene’O’s Strategic Blogging series. Where he outlines the how tos and why fors of reaching and impacting targeted audiences. Now would be the time for a link. When Diana posts things about the other blogs it highlights and underlines and links you right to them. I don’t know how to do that such.

What I do know how to do is share my point of view. You might ask yourself, and I might ask myself, if this isn’t my thing why do it? Well maybe I want it to be my thing, or at least I want to be able to add the blog world to my skill set. When I left journalism it was because of blogs and the death of print journalism. Ahhh the smell of the ink on the press…. but I digress. Just as I gave up the dark room late for my beloved digital SLR and reluctantly have converted most of my current reading to a Kindle, so I will move from my beloved composition books and lend my voice to this new project of the digital age.

Hopefully, dear reader, this will be a learning experience for both of us. Next time we meet I hope to lend my views on something either entertaining or substantial. I haven’t decided which yet. Diana is reviewing the Dr. WHO series from the beginning, again a lovely complement to Gene’O’s blog about the Doctor’s return for his 50th anniversary Day of the Doctor. I’ve been thinking of comparing the plotlines of Sherlock to the actual books. I do love that game: book vs. movie. However I have an extensive reading list, and am always tempted to fall back into the oh so comfortable political voice.

So stay tuned dear reader, and see what I’ve in store. I’m kind of excited to see what I come up with as well, and to learn about the digital publishing process.

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  1. Good to know I’m not alone Gen’O. But, do you at least know where Word is? I really do need the spell check. Ask Diana.

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  2. Was in a hurry & working earlier, now I can add another thought or two:
    The tone of this post is very engaging, and the length is good for a blog post, too.

    As far as the links go, here is a suggestion: 1. Copy the addresses you want to use out of your browser and paste them into your WordPad doc at the end of the post. 2. Put the text you want hyperlinked in boldface. 3. As long as it’s only a couple of links, and you copy the addresses accurately, it will only take a couple of minutes for Diana to embed them in the post.

    Thanks for the feedback on my blogging šŸ™‚ It’s always nice to know what people think about my posts.

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