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:
- Are you on Facebook? I'm looking for friends (especially ones who can teach me how to use all of the various applications!!). Check out my profile and drop me a note!
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