Friday, January 29, 2010

Techno Amish

It's no secret to those that know me that I am, less then adept in matters of technology, but what I lack in techy skills I make up for with my good looks (ok, my charm? wit?). I'm not being self-depricating either, my blackberry surely has more uses then a camera and bbm. My GPS kept trying to take me to New Mexico. I have Smart Board Technicians in my classroom so often we're on a first name basis. It's pretty bad.

So now, dear readers, I have some questions that I, for the life of me, cannot figure out. Maybe you can hook me up with some answers since I know you're probably not as in the dark as I am with matters of technology.

1. All the "stuff" on the sidebar of my blog, the buttons, awards, followers etc. I don't like the order they are in and whenever I try to drop and drag them to a new spot it always goes to the top (right under my header). I just want them in a different order. But how?

2. How can I follow someone who blogs on wordpress? Do I need an account? Do I just type in my e-mail? Wordpress scares me.

3. What is Twitter all about? I joined it and I put a button on here, but I don't know what it's all about. Some people have pretty looking pages. How do I get a pretty looking page? Also, why does it say that I'm following Spencer Pratt? I never signed up for him. He's douchetastic.
Ok I'm thanking you in advance for your answers and if you don't answer me, I'm cursing you under my breath in advance.


Sarah said...

I can't seem to get into twitter either. I just don't really understand the point of it?!?
As for the order of things, I usually just drag, and they move to the new spot. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you?

Quixotic said...

As a fellow Luddite, I have nothing to offer except solidarity! I feel your pain ;o)

mtendere said...

I really wish I knew how to help you, but I don't have a clue. You're ahead of me because you actually managed to make your blog cute. Mine is still one of the boring templates. I hope someone answers your questions because I wouldn't mind knowing, too!

K a b l o o e y said...

This blog has helped me in the past:

I'm not technically a Luddite, it just seems like I am because technology hates me. I don't hate it; I just want to be its friend.

Laura said...

I was having that trouble too, and I just kept dragging wanted at the top up to the top and kept dragging things where I wanted them. I eventually got it working. This gal, at has a lot of blog tutorials that helped me out! She's really step by step. Exactly what I needed. :) Hope this helps.

p.s. I'm a teacher too, and I'm certain that smart boards have a mind of their own and are destined to take over the world...they're nuts.

Sarah and Phil said...

to follow someone on wordpress you just go to your dashboard and click "add" to your blog roll. They you type in the site and voila! done.

Christy said...

so glad you asked these questions because i am scary bad at this stuff. I too have a twitter account and have no idea what to do with it. I had a follower for about 3 days and just about had a panic attack. thankfully, whomever it was dropped i don't have to worry that i am doing nothing with it!

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