Old Dog New Tricks : Day 5 #WTFOW#5
Can an old dog learn new tricks?
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks goes the adage. This old dog ( and female at that!) has managed to learn quite a few and turned it on its head . When I was growing up computers were mainframe . When I grew up they became Desktops. Now when I’m old they’ve become tablets and smartphones.
I first got a huge bulky monstrosity of a Desktop to write my great big novel. But like most of my novel dreams were diverted by the departure of Hubby Dear’s secretary . All of a sudden he was without an assistant so I had to pick up the keyboard and mouse.
Old dog learns new tricks
- While my friends were busy learning Bridge and Golf now that the kids were out of our hair, I began my journey into the virtual world .
- I learnt how to type emails, archive them and retrieve them.
- I learnt how to scan documents and attach them to messages.
- I learnt how to reboot and back up my data.
- In fact I learnt a whole new vocabulary like control+alt+delete .
Old dog learns even more new tricks
But what really transformed my life was my introduction to the Internet and the world of blogs
Alas, a time came when my secretarial services were no longer required as Hubby Dear’s business profile changed. With my DeskTop now slimmer and my time all my own, I could have gone back to my novel. But the fates decided otherwise and I began a blog purely as a means of keeping my daughter overseas abreast with my news.
And that was the beginning of the greatest learning journey of my life. URL, domain, WordPress and Blogger became part of my daily life. It was a long time before I understood SEO and Keywords and Twitter and Facebook.
Recently I learnt about comments and pingbacks and child themes and plugins.
Can I show off with my latest skill? Canva was the first online graphic design site I tried out
and that’s not all! Here’s another one using Piktochart
and finally this one using SNAPPA
[tweetthis display_mode=”box” remove_twitter_handles=”true” remove_url=”true”]Undoubtedly SNAPPA was the easiest to use[/tweetthis]