ConundrumJune 24, 2008
I am very content to play and piddle with my wordpress.com blog and don’t go too much for all that fancy plug-in stuff. I’m seeing quite a few blog-buddies ‘upgrade’; I’m assuming to wordpress.org? am I right? and I’m curious as to why? I thought the only reason was to include advertising? I’m wrong, aren’t I?
I love the personalities of these bloggers (you know who you are) and I don’t mind having to sign in every time I leave a comment. You are worth it to me.
I suppose that might beg the question why I don’t have auto-form-fillers or some such and the answer to that is ‘I don’t know.’ I recently changed the security system on my PC and I can’t get the form filler to work even though everything tells me it is setup for it. I have yet to punch numbers on the phone (do we still say ‘dial’?) to call support and see what’s up but I did notice that this security suite of products is only to be used with Microsoft IE.
So, that puts off my decision to investigate FireFox.
Am I in the dark ages? Do I need to take a class in… what, exactly?
Then, yesterday, I met a very nice man who requested some PC help through our library’s tutoring program. He wanted an overview of WordPress which is why they asked if I could help him. They know I am a bit enthusiastic about all this blogging nonsense so the match was made.
However, he has it all setup with wordpress.org and I haven’t a clue how to help him. He really doesn’t want help – he wants to HIRE someone to do it. Should I have him buy the WordPress for Dummies book for himself or make him buy it for me? Would you recommend this book? I’m afraid he might have to buy me a whole new upgraded all-the-bells-and-whistles latest COMPUTER, too. Now, that might make it appealing…