In a TV commercial for DirecTV, Jessica Simpson, in her Daisy Duke short shorts, serves beer to some good ol’ boys at their table in the honky tonk. When one of them slaps her on the derriere, she kicks his chair over and pins him on the floor with her spike heel on his throat. As he writhes, she tells him the wonders of DirecTV using technical jargon like pixels. Then she looks into the camera and drawls, “I totally don’t know what that means, but I want it.”
I never thought I would have anything in common with Jessica Simpson, but I totally get this commercial! As some of you have noticed, I’ve added a Facebook page to my blog. And I’m grateful to those of you who “like” it. I’m trying to figure out how to “like” you back.
Like Daisy, I don’t know what that means. I’ve also added share buttons at the end of posts. I don’t know what that means either. I do indeed like your blogs, and I’m happy to click a button that makes that official. And sharing sounds, well, nice. But I confess I’m a bit lost in all this social media technology mumbo jumbo.
So please bear with me as I take some baby steps to catch up to all y’all racing ahead. I feel a bit like the new kid in school...on another planet! And please forgive me for all the social media faux pas I have already made and will no doubt continue to make. I generally have good manners, but right now I’m not sure what good manners look like or how to practice them in this new milieu. Please don’t hesitate to instruct me in these matters.
I’m going to be tinkering with the blog in some other ways, too, to make it more user friendly and to offer some new things. So please pardon the construction dust.
Right now, I think I will go make some tea and read a book. Now that I understand.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012
I Totally Don't Know What That Means
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Ha ha! Galen, this sounds like me too. I'm just fumbling about in the dark most of the time too with regards to social media technology mumbo jumbo. Most probably our children will know more about this and can show us a trick or two.ReplyDelete
Good luck and enjoy the journey!
Yes, my kids are light years ahead of me on this!Delete
I like seeing you out and about in the social media world! :)ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Hey, you are not alone. I have had to call for reinforcement when it comes to FB. Still not sure how it all works. and just when I think I have figured something out they change things.
I am proud of you for diving in. as for the construction dust, I just moved it around a little to make this comment. No worries when it comes to the dust.
Blessings to you and you go girl!
Chrissy, Thanks! Hope you have a good week, too.Delete
Debbie, Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it.
:-) Sharing IS sexy! I went over and "liked" your Facebook page. By the way - it is a better idea to have the social plugin so we don't have to leave your page :D (I think :-)) It is fun to tinker around Galen! And - I love your photograph!ReplyDelete
When I first installed the facebook thingy, I'd make it a point to look for it on every blog I visited :D and got a major thrill from "like"-ing it and watching it glaze over to show I'd done it. The frills....what fun!
Vidya, Yes, I want that like button right on the blog, but I need my computer elf to come back over and help me with that! Thanks for the kind words.Delete
I have a Facebook page for my blog...and I have no idea why. I have a Google+ account that as far as I can tell helps boost my blog when Google pulls up search results. Otherwise, I have no idea.ReplyDelete
We are stumbling around in the media forest together!
Bob, So nice to know I'm in good company. I feel better already.Delete
I know what you mean about trying to learn it all. I'm real comfortable with keeping my blogging life and my personal network life apart from each other. In our blogging world as you may notice in spam from time to time you just never know who is reading your stuff and I for one just don't want to let the wrong people in. I do let my friends and family in on what I'm up to in my blogging world...but I'm really on the fence with letting too much of my private life out there for the unknowns that might not be so friendly. Do you know what I mean?ReplyDelete
Karen, I agree about keeping some separation. I use a pen name for my blog and for publishing, not only to protect my own privacy, but also to protect my kids' privacy. It's not that big a deal, but it gives me just a little separation. You are right. You never know who's reading. I've noticed some new names "liking" my FB page that I haven't seen on the blog, so there you go. But so far, I have not had any serious problems with unfriendly spammers.Delete
I love that you've added these features--several times I've wanted to share your blog posts on my Facebook page, but haven't been able to share the individual posts. Now I can!ReplyDelete
I've only been reading your blog for a short time, but I have found it invaluable. You are doing wonderful work here, and it makes a difference!
Kim, Thanks for sharing my posts. I really appreciate it. I appreciate even more your very kind words. You made my day!Delete
Changes are always good Galen Pearl. Baby steps it is what it takes. I am myself very bad when it comes to networking and social media. I feel like all this belongs to another planet, quite strange.ReplyDelete
Have a great day and take your time, there is no rush, it's a learning process by itself!
Marie, Thanks for the reassurance. I do feel so behind the curve, but you are right. I can only take the steps I'm ready for. You have a great day, too!Delete
It is nice to know I am not alone...and I liked your page..ReplyDelete
I am struggling to get Wise Ears liked on Facebook...
I don't have TV so can not comment on the commercial but since January my email systems have not been working right...tomorrow we are back to calling the server people...because I just installed all new Microsoft Office programs and the problem persists...I just don't know how this stuff works!
Patricia, Yay, we are not alone! I'm still working on this "like" stuff. Please know I'll like you back as soon as I figure it out.Delete
It's a huge learning curve (that never STOPS!!!) All we can do is take it one step at a time!
Lori, It never stops?! Oh no! As technology has advanced, I get further behind. I can barely work my TV anymore! Good thing I still have a couple of kids living at home.Delete
Enjoy that book! I am with you on this one all the way.ReplyDelete
I too have a hard time working through all the tech stuff. Mainly, I just don't understand when reading directions. I do the trial and error as my learning technique.
I loved this one and I am smiling!
LeAnn, I did enjoy the book. My brain was so tired, I just took the rest of the day off and read. Very nice. Ah yes, those directions. I can understand directions for a recipe, to get somewhere, or to assemble something. But on the computer? No way. Plus I'm afraid that I will hit the wrong button and my whole blog will disappear! Ha! Let's keep smiling.Delete
Oh my... do I know what you mean. I am learning so many things, terminology, marketing and all that fun stuff. I no longer can just browse and 'like' etc, but have to know what I am doing!ReplyDelete
I think it will be a long time before I know what I'm doing. Of course by then, what I know will be outdated!Delete
Galen, I totally get what you are saying. I still don't have a FB page for my blog and not sure if I want to do one. If you get things all figured out please share it with the rest of us!!ReplyDelete
Alida, Now that I have one, I'm not sure I want one either. I really don't know what to do with it! If I figure out anything worthwhile, I'll be sure to let you know!Delete
I appreciate your honesty and guess what Galen we have all felt this way some time or another in our blogging start ups...ReplyDelete
Go figure Twitter.....
Don't kick up too much dust - then you have to clean up all the mess....
You are wonderful just the way you are!
Nancy, Thanks for the kind words. I like the advice, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." So I'm wondering if my blog was "broke" and needed all this fancy stuff. Hmm. I'll try it for awhile and see. Thanks.Delete
I went over to your facebook page and "liked" you and I must say, it was very nice to see your photo and be able to put a face to the blogger.ReplyDelete
Kara, Thanks! I'm a bit overwhelmed right now with all I don't know, so thanks for bearing with me.Delete
I totally understand your confusion. I have been trying to figure it all out ever since I began blogging and and now am just getting in the swing of things. I guess the more we do this, it should get easier. Well, I can dream can't I???ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work. Your blogs are great.
I totally understand your confusion. I have been trying to figure it all out ever since I began blogging and am now just beginning to understand social networking, Face Book twitter etc.ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work. Your blogs are great.
Carole, Looks like your first message was delayed, but here are both of them. Thank you so much for the kind words.Delete