My kids have long since surpassed me in so many ways. Technology abounds while I’m just keeping my head above water.
For example, I’ve never been able to figure out the whole Facebook thing.
People just say to me “Find me on Facebook.”
I gotta call in my kids to help me do that. The real experts!
Last week my daughter starts up this blog thing on something called WordPress, I’m aware of blogs, but totally intimidated by the whole thing. I don’t have a clue. But she’s a writer like no body’s business…I mean the kid is super articulate. I love to read her stuff.
She knows I like to write too, but I’m not in the same league for sure…but I get inspired after she’s kind of blazed the way and looked at all the main blog sites. She settles on WordPress…hey if it’s good enough for her…its good enough for me!
After some effort, I finally get the thing set up, and I spend a few days tinkering with it, and I generate my first official post. I feel pretty good about the whole experience.
I’m thinking, “The old man’s still in the game, I’m holding my own…can’t let these youngsters get to far ahead of me.”
I enjoyed the glow for about thirty seconds. Then I shared with my daughter that I created my first post.
She looks it over and says to me…”nice job Dad. So did you ‘Tag’ it?”
“Tag it?” I replied.
I had that deer in the headlights look on my face.
“I dunno. I don’t think I tagged it. Should I tag it?”
With a degree of patience befitting the likes of Mother Teresa, she pulls up to my desk, takes over the mouse, and deftly starts clicking here and there and then shows me what tagging is all about.
With my blogging 101 lesson completed, I’m once again reminded of how little I know, and the worst part is, that every day I live; I appear to become increasingly ignorant.
This can’t be a good trend…
I think she’s leaving now to go write up this experience in her blog…probably categorized under the heading of “Hopeless Causes.” I’ll likely be reading it in an about an hour and laughing my head off.