Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's possible I hate the internet

Of course I use the internet and find myself completely bored when I don't have access to it, but there's nothing I actually like about it. I've been doing a lot of different stuff for StageofLife and it makes sense that most of it (all of it?) is internet based. Look up blogs, email bloggers, find videos, email videos, and today I found newspapers. That's a little vague. Today I contacted newspapers and Education section editors to see if they will post a press release from StageofLife. These papers made me think about not liking the internet so much.

They have a lot of buttons on their site. Some are set up so you can scroll over a main topic and see what topics are under it. Some you have to click on the main topic and look around for the subtopics. Some have "contact us" at the bottom. Others have it at the top. Many have confusing lists of ways to contact and few emails. The good ones have complete staff lists with email addresses. I could go on about the frustrating system that newspapers have set up online, but I'll move on to some other points I don't like about the internet.

Facebook. Everyone knows there's not much to do on facebook unless you're addicted to the games. I'm not. I'm addicted to waiting for people to talk to me. Youtube means pausing my music to perhaps be amused for a minute, but for some reason I have a hard time even keeping my attention on the videos. Google comes in handy if I ever have anything I need to look up. Then there are all the other sites people tell me I could visit, laugh at, or waste time on, but I never care enough to remember or keep checking them. I just don't like those things. And here I am blogging. It's okay for me because writing is what I do, but it took a while for me to give in to doing this.

I'd rather listen to music and take pictures or look over my memories.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I think I wrote this in two minutes

I haven't written here for more time than I feel happy about. I'm supposed to keep this updated for people who might come to see what I'm all about. People who I've contacted and need some persuasion. Of course, I haven't actually been to work for a couple of weeks now so I didn't have anything to say on the topic.

I have been hearing from more people. Busy people. It's good to see writers who are busy. I'm not one of them so maybe I have some hope. I only wish I could get a hold of someone who could blog for the site. The CEO says I'm getting some common responses so at least I know it isn't just my approach that isn't working. I do believe people when they tell me why they won't be able to blog for us, I'm not calling anyone a liar; I just get worried I've done something wrong. I only contacted one person today.

The rest of my day was spent on youtube looking up videos for various stages of life. It was an interesting break from trudging through emails, but admittedly, not a strong point of mine. I don't actually get on youtube unless I'm finding a song to post on someone's facebook wall or someone forces me to watch something. Luckily, I have many friends who love procrastination so I was aware of some good videos in advance. One of the problems I have is trying to figure out what people with children, or grandparents want to watch. I couldn't tell you. However, I'm optimistic that some of the videos will be posted by the CEO. He seemed to like some of the stuff I found. I did have a hard time trying to come up with reasons why you would find the videos on the site. Mostly I just like things that are funny. You can only give that as a reason so many times. My summations are probably not the best and I hope Mr. Thiegs will either be okay with what I wrote, or figure out something better to say.