Pookie also had to change her life ! From TV she moved to a Computer. About a year ago, I (already) discovered Internet. Mr. Gattino had a computer since ages, but to me it was an annoying thing, were he spent hours and was only there to collect dust. I used it from time to time to write letters and answer emails but nothing more.
When I came back from Egypt a year ago I wanted to know more about Egyptian cats and I asked Mr. Gattino what I have to do to find some documentation in Internet. And there the battle began. Understanding first the computer, file and folders and then the whole Internet stuff, looking for things, in short everything. Google was somebody living in England or the States maybe an actor or a millionair, I didn't know.
Websites, Homepages never heard. Webs I knew from spiders, and sites from historic places, but what has a spider to do in sites ? Spinning ? A homepage ! what a word, I have a home and I have pages in my books for example, but what should I call a homepage in my house ?
While looking and learning slowly slowly I dropped on Forums. That this had nothing to do with the old romans or with justice I understood quickly. I used my new knowledge to create a username (also new) and a password (ok. that's like a credit card) and logged myself in in all forums which I thought were interesting. But I didn't know where to write, answered to the wrong people and mixed everything up. For a cat owner I would have given the following tip, "if he barks during your absence, put the TV on".
When I stumbled over the word "Blog" nobody amongst my surroundings didn't know what it was and even Mr. Gattino who knows everything this time didn't know. Of course I asked my new friend old Google who gave me an explanation which even I could understand. I found this idea not bad at all and logged in once more, this time into Yahoo, there I got a blog ! I was very proud and without knowing anything I made up my profile and started to write. Without success, nobody found me, nobody read me and I didn't know at all what to do to get some visitors.
I gave up and moved to another address Blog "something". Later I read in blogs where especially elderly people asked themselves what would happen to their blog if they died and if they could include it in their testaments. What a terrible thought ! I left at least two Blog cadavers behind me. I hope other bloggers put some flowers on them. After a while as I had troubles with the limited picture loadings I discovered Blogger, and I am still here.
Now a year later I am the first to be surprised what I all have learned in a year !
How did you discover blogging ?