In March this year I went to Egypt and of course were very interested in the history of egyptian cats. They were considered as goddess and everywhere you could find imitation of cat goddess in big or small and in all materials for the tourists.
II. When I came back I wanted to know more about it, but were to lazy to look up in books.
Suddenly I remembered we had a computer and that since 1994. I were disgusted of everything concerning a computer, as my husband's only subject of conversation were computers. You could ask him about the weather or a traffic jam or whatever it always ended up on computers. This was his profession (he were EDP manager and Analyst) and I didn't want to have to do anything with computers, besides letter writing or making cards (that at least I learned)IV.
I asked him how to use Internet. He explained it to me by starting at Adam and Eve and ended with the end of the world. I didn't understand anything. So he gave up.V.
I did it simple. I just put "egyptian cats" in "search" (this word understood) and got suddenly a lot of addresses. Which I looked through. I red and printed out. There were more and more paper laying in my room and my husband told me to better put the files in the folders.
I objected because I had no files but only texts. He told me that texts were files. I argued that this is ridiculous as in my files I filed my letters. He told me that folders are files, so I asked him why are folders files, because I only use files and no folders. He gave it up, before he became killer instincts.
After a while I understood also this, that in a computer a letter is a file and a file is a folder and for that I had to put the file in the folder. Ah, I already learned something more.VIII.
Then with all my egyptian cat documentation suddenly I landed up with "normal" cats. Cute pictures and designs and texts. I wanted to have some of the pictures and designs in the computer, he told me to upload them. I know that you upload a truck or something but not pictures or only when they are in cartons or framed. I told him so. He explained what uploading meant in computer language and mentioned the word "download". Now I really got confused ! What means download now. I better stop here otherwise the text would be to long, and describing a husband's nervous brake down wouldn't be very kind.IX.
Slowly I made my way and I up and downloaded with pleasure. And I discovered Forums. I subscribed to everything which was presented to me and got completely mixed up.X.
And then I discovered the word "Blog". I had never heard of it and even my home specialist didn't now what it was. As Wikipedia (which I had discovered by pure coincidence still looking for my cats) knows everything, I looked it up and was told that this was a Web log and now called Blog. Good. Log in I knew from all my subscriptions.XI.
I don't know how, but I suddenly were in Yahoo. They proposed me to create a blog. As apparently I like subscriptions, I logged in and followed all instructions word by word. Suddenly I had a page, but didn't know what to do with it. Very satisfied, proud and happy I sent my address to all my acquaintances and friends. Only two wrote me that it was very nice and how did I do it, but none of them didn't know how to make a comment. The other once didn't react at all or thought that I am completely crazy, my husband included but he thought it's about time to buy a laptop. He was fat up that HIS computer was always occupied.XII.
As my blog was there and nothing happened, I discovered Blog.com logged in again (the other one is still at Yahoo, I think) and created a cat blog. As I decorated my blog with a lot of cat pictures and designs, Blog.com told me that after 50 pictures I had no right anymore to up or download or whatever pictures. I asked Google for another place and arrived at Blogger.XIII.
And now I am here and I have learned a lot by observing the other blogs I even started to understand what Blog searchers were and discovered Technorati and then the others. And then a miracle happened I got a first comment from
Claudia and she encouraged me and helped me whenever she could. So thank you very much Claudia ! Another one followed
Slowly, slowly I arrived where I am today. I only discovered "rings" this month and also learned what a meme and a carnival is. My men now, are starting to getting curious and without admitting anything I know that both of them are looking what I am doing. I know that because sometimes they mention something which they could only have red in my blogs ! (He, he). But I still have to learn a lot !
Hey Silver Magpie, you should read your messages,
so that we can see the sky again !