Mom Tries to Go Web 2.0

My brain hurts!  For the past five weeks, I've been engaged in a battle to become more involved with the many wonderful Web 2.0 opportunities that exist in the world today.  I've launched my typepad blog on personal productivity, recorded and produced the first three episodes of my new podcast, and just today ventured into the world of social networking over at Facebook.

While the other moms in the school parking lot are making lunch dates and planning shopping outings, I'm trying to figure out which RSS feed to use or how to add widgets to my work.  It feels a little ridiculous, but I can't stop myself.  I've been the proud owner of a website  since 1999, but I recognize the need to embrace these new trends in technology  in order to continue to offer great service to my readers and to grow in my own capabilities.  The problem is that learning this stuff feels so incredibly complicated – I feel like I make fifteen mistakes for every one step forward.

This has happened with lots of things in my life.  I love learning and have to just muscle through this frustrating phase for as long as it lasts.   The temptation is pretty great to give up, decide I'm too old to learn all this stuff, and join my friends at Starbucks for a leisurely Latte.  What the heck, why not do both?  Sleep is overrated anyway!

Home-work for Today:

On the Bookshelf:
The Web Driven Entrepreneur – Get connected, plug in and find out about the art of business online

Reading Room Resources:
Blog posts from this week related to Learning and Professional Development

By

Lisa Hendey, Catholic wife and mom, is the founder and webmaster of www.CatholicMom.com and the author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul and The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and hosts the Catholic Moments Podcast. Visit her at LisaHendey.com.

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  • Guest

    Craig Huggart http://www.craighuggart.com Tech Rest "Enjoying technology and finding rest in a restless world"

     

    Lisa:

     

    I feel your pain. It is hard to walk the line between enjoying the new stuff and getting worn out by it.

     

    Great post!

     

    Craig 

  • Guest

    Good luck, Lisa. You know I am in awe of all you do :)

     

    Patrice 

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