Every instinct in me tells me not to reveal what I am about to reveal, but I’m gonna’ do it anyway. That just shows you how desperate (or stupid) I am.
I’m only pretending to be a blogger, but I honestly don’t know how to blog. Every time I get on to post something I feel like I’m some kind of a bumbling archeologist digging for tiny clues about what I’m supposed to be doing.
In other areas of my life, I actually feel some tiny bit of competence, but not when I blog. It’s annoying to feel like such a fool.
Example: I’m an author. Yes, I’ve actually written a published book. I have the cover of that book on a jpeg on my desktop, but I don’t know how to post it on my blog. !? How stupid is that? Today I actually found a comment on my blog from a college instructor, asking for copies of my book. The poor gal had to be extremely motivated because I can’t even post the bookcover so I know she didn’t find out about the book from me. Duh.
I can, however, post photos of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal faking it… or David Letterman. My skills aren’t nonexistent. I just don’t get the whole blog puzzle. I refuse to confess how many hours I have spent trying to post that one simple jpeg that contains the cover of my book on my blog. You would throw yourself on the floor and laugh for a week.
Last week someone “liked me’ on my blog. That actually does happen quite a bit and I am grateful. These people do not know I am clueless. When I read a blogpost from the person who “liked” me they listed blog do’s and don’ts. I was amazed. The post said, “Never blog more than twice a week. People won’t want to be bothered.” Oh dear, I’ve been rude. Forgive me. She “liked” me in spite of my goof.
Her blog also said not to post in the middle of the night or on a weekend. Another goof. I almost always write and post in the middle of the night. No wonder I’m getting responses from the other side of the world. And I’m sorry I’m writing this on a weekend.
I’m going to try to follow these mysterious rules. I have slowed down on my blogging. If you don’t know what you are doing….do it less. That’s probably a good rule. However, that’s not the real reason I’ve been blogging less. The real reason is I’m writing another book. Yay! This one will be an eBook.
Can you imagine the misplaced confidence of a blogging idiot to attempt to write an eBook? I must be crazy. But I have to confess, I’m completely absorbed in it. The invitation was extended to me and I jumped on board. I’m excited about the opportunity and as the writing flows, I have a sneaking suspicion that it is going to be great. I’ll tell you more about it when it is closer to being finished. But I doubt that I will be able to post the cover.
My book that has already been published is titled Teachers Touch Eternity. It’s a wonderul inspiring book for teachers or future teachers. It has a great cover. But you’ll probably never see it because I still can’t figure out how to post the cover on my blog.
A couple of days ago, one of the “likes” I received I believe belongs to a treasured former student. Hi Ally! She will not be surprised that I am clueless about blogging. She could tell you stories.
Forgive me as I continue to fumble along doing something that is really difficult for me. I suppose that is the only way to learn a new skill. I’m a teacher so I should know. Thanks to all of you for your patience with a blogging fool.