I started the “What’s On My PC…” blog back in mid to late July, with the intentions of establishing a presence on the internet, making a contribution to others, learning from others and to see what this “blogging” was all about. When I tell people I have a “blog” posted on the internet, I really get some strange looks. I have to keep in mind that most people don’t really care and most don’t even know what a “blog” is.
Definition of a “BLOG”, as defined by WikiPedia: A blog (a contraction of the term “Web log“) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Being middle aged, and seasoned (had to throw that in there), I love contributing technology information to others, especially to those prior to and during my generation. Prior to my retirement, my position title was “Computer Information Specialist” and I took it to heart. My job was to provide information, know where to look for it, teach the information, and then apply the technology learned. After retirement, when I look back, my role bridged the gap between the time PC’s were introduced into the workplace to the present (networks, internet, software, etc…). I became the information technology “jack of all trades and master of none”. Following my retirement, I needed something to keep me going and this is where the “blogging” fits in.
If you start and maintain a blog, it will take on a life of its own. The “What’s On My PC…” blog has allowed me to continue researching and providing information AND most importantly it has allowed me to meet people with a common personality or interest. Most recently, I posted in the “Favorites” section of the blog, (2)-two sites which fit in very nicely with the content of my blog. I encourage you to visit:
What I never expected, was the authors of these blogs (web sites) to contact me and offer words of encouragement. What I soon found out is that we all were in the same “middle-age” group with a common interest of providing information technology to others. The author of Tech Thoughts commented; “It sure challenges the prevailing thinking; older people are not technology savvy!” AND the author of Tech-for-Everyone commented; “I am a fan of mature, “seasoned” writers, and could care less what the hot Torrent sites are, or what the latest “iPhone mashup” is, or where to get the best free cheat codes.”
I love it, “middle aged – information technology blogging” at its best… Thanks guys!
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