Thursday, June 30, 2005

Help for the technically challenged

My family and friends are really great but their computer literacy...let's just say it's not their strong point. In light of this fact and since several of them have expressed frustration in this very arena, I have a few pointers about how to properly give feedback to a (specifically, my) blog. (Note to Ima: Please take your fingers out of your ears and stop singing the alphabet song on the top of your lungs. You can do this.)
  • At the end of most of my posts, you'll see the word "comments". It will be preceded by a number - usually zero (sob). It will also be underlined. That, my dear Watsons, is a clue. You can click on that word to post a comment.
  • You will be directed to a page that allows you to view the 0 (sob) comments posted already. Below the most recent post is a link (remember the underlining clue?) that reads "Post a Comment". Click on it. That's an order.
  • A window will pop up. In it, you will notice a box. It will be empty. Click in the box and write your comment/ feedback/ requests/ hopes and dreams and whatnot.
  • You do NOT need to have a blogger id in order to post a comment. You can choose "other" and type in your name or pseudonym. You can choose to remain "anonymous" if you prefer that I sit and wonder who wrote your comment and why you wouldn't want me to know that you wrote it (unless of course you have something nasty to say in which case I'd prefer that you keep your comments to yourself or get your own blog to vent).
  • Do be sure to click on the button at the bottom that says "Publish Your Comment" so that your words don't get lost in cyberspace without ever having made it on to my blog. That would be a great shame.
I hope you've been able to get the main idea (remember that from your fourth grade reading comprehension workbook?) amid the clutter of my tangential wordiness. Let me know how I can help you in any other way.


Malkah said...

Did you see the numbers at the bottom just increased by two-- that's because I logged on,TWICE!! I tried to comment, and my SLOOOW internet wouldn't respond to the tasks. I logged off and decided to email you my comments instead. I then had "charota" and decided to try one more time and viola! it worked. Too much stress for one day. Who came up with the word blog anyway? Not too appetizing if you ask me! How did you become so computer literate, Ayelet? And posting those pictures too- now that's getting fancy. Real profesh. I am impressed. Who said tangential is a word? Where is your editor? Thanks for the opportunity to see the May cuties. I will try to log on often. (Remember--often is RELATIVE!)

Ayelet said...

Oh, dear. I'll admit I'm not so sure about 'tangential'. But, speaking of editors, yours missed 'viola' (which refers to a stringed instrument similar to but larger than a violin). Perhaps, you meant to say 'voila'? The word blog, btw, was born from the combination of web log. I think it's pretty cute! Oh, and one more thing. Thanks for dropping by and posting. Made my day! (And, believe you me, my day needed help!)

imm said...

dearest ayelet,,, You do have a future in writing and in teaching computer literacy. Oh, and of course in parenting classes.
Every individual is blessed (or cursed) from gd with gifts (we can call them our strengths and weaknesses). Some of us hide these gifts for different reasons and some are more likely to flaunt them. WhY??? I love to learn, observe, participate and try out new activities and adventures. The experience of 52 years has shown me that I learn the quickest and retain the material the longest, when the activity is Hands on. Visual learner vs. any of the other 7 learning styles. I remember baking my first cake as a kallah, and reading the ingredients and instructions, when it came to "cream oil and sugar", i automatically put a comma after cream and read it "cream, oil, and sugar", until my good buddy Chani Fox (teichman) explained patiently that cream can be a verb. As in let's cream the enemy.
Your blog site is amazing and i can see all the time and effort that is put into it. Much love, im

Raphael said...

Tangential is surely a word heard most often back in your college calculus course. Am I starting to sound like a dictionary?