Friday, May 22, 2009

Riden' on the Short Bus...

Here I am at the bus stop in Blogsville, waiting for my ride to Blog Central. The others here are in a group I’m not quite a part of. I don’t feel like I fit in yet but I’m posting trying. I listen in while they comment and speak of twittering and vlogging.

I look down the street and see a bus coming. It pulls up a few moments later and stops. The door opens and everyone gets on except me. I’m left waiting for my bus…the short bus. Not only do I ‘own’ that, I have a pass and an assigned seat.

I am techno challenged without a doubt; and at my age I know I move at a slower pace. It is a fact that you can teach old dogs new tricks, but please take into account that it sometimes takes longer.

When I set up house here my digs were dreadful. Imagine Linda Blair and split pea soup strewn everywhere. I have since been exorcised by Badass Geek with a make over. Before that transformation I’m surprised I didn’t have Stacy Blogdon of ‘What Not to Share’ showing up on my laptop with the webcam rolling. Had she shown up with a $5,000 credit card with my name on it I may have tried harder, but since she hasn’t I’m still using a walker taking baby steps (picture a ten month old baby toddling across the floor in what looks like a drunken swagger…except I’m 47 and that swagger has to do with a twelve six pack of beer).

I took my first step with a make over about a month ago. Now I’ve taken a second with the revelation of Google Reader. Oh, Lordy, why was I in the dark about this miracle? I had been referring to my blogroll to keep up on everyone I read when I could have, should have, would have just had all your new posts gloriously put in my face.

Yes, I still ride the short bus, but I’m hoping some day in the near future my pass will be revoked.


P.S. Since I started using Google Reader I have not updated my friend list even though I am reading new blogs. If I don’t have you listed please help me out by:

a. Opening another bottle of beer.
b. Holding my hair out of my face.
c. Commenting or sending me an email to Lfabsits at Yahoo dot com.

P.S.S. I hated high school and I’m not fond of being the only one at my bus stop, just sayin’.

17 comments:

Selma said...

Google Reader changed my life. It is so much easier than checking on your blogroll. I love it.

I am a little technologically challenged myself. But we're both getting by. We should be proud of ourselves!

Badass Geek said...

When you follow 52 blogs, as I do currently, Google Reader is a godsend.

Gin said...

Okay, I've got to check into that. Thanks for making your fellow short bus rider aware of this...Have a great weekend!

Cat said...

Google reader? Really? I guess I should give it a look - and btw I do love your new look so much!

Nej said...

I found Google reader some time around the Christmas holiday. And I can't believe I was trying to read all the blogs I follow any other way! :-)

If you look to your left, I'm the one sitting two rows ahead of you on that same short bus!

But I brought plenty of beverages for everyone!! :-)

Miss Grace said...

I can't funciton without google reader.

LceeL said...

You've done and been doing fine. I use Reader, Feeds and Favorites. Too many ways to access stuff, I guess, because I can't get to everybody, everyday, anymore. Time to thin the herd, I think.

Cindy said...

OK, am going to check out Google Reader!

Lola said...

I think I've finally graduated to driving that bus ;) Still got a long way to go, of course.

GR is the only way I can keep up. The only problem is a few blogs I read can't be put in, and I end up forgetting to check in on them. I only follow maybe 15 blogs closely, so I can't imagine trying to keep up like Badass. That's insane!!!!

Bama Cheryl said...

I get my daughter to help me up on the short bus and guide me to my seat. I just hooked up with Google Reader a couple weeks ago and it's wunnerful! Enjoy!

meleah rebeccah said...

I am VERY technologically challenged, but I try and so are you and I think you are doing a FABULOUS job. I love your blog and the stories you tell!

Moonspun said...

I've heard of Google Reader, but I am still on the short bus on that, too. I'll have to check it out...
Oh and is it wrong that the cork board background on your blog kind of turns me on? :-) I l.o.v.e it!

Mental P Mama said...

lol. I haven't done the google reader thing yet;) Do not despair! You ahead of me!

Heather said...

Is google reader like the reading list in the blogger dashboard? Because I love that thing.

Nej said...

It's better. :-)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I love Google Reader. I was signed up with Bloglines and it pissed me off. Dropping feeds and such.

Ain't blog reading grand? :)

Momisodes said...

I wish I was better about using my Reader. I tend to neglect it from time to time, and then...poof!

There's 800+ unread posts waiting.