Originally posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008, before I decided to start over. But I like this one.
The other day, my Online PR teacher called me an “accidental techie.”
Initially, I was confused by the thought. Nothing was accidental, I understand tech stuff and know how to eventually make things work.
Eventually is really the keyword to this whole thing.
I came to the realization one day that it was that eventuality that defined me as an accidental techie. My computer knowledge has come from a lot of experimenting and knowing that there is little I can do to really break the computer.
When it comes to other tech devices, the same thing goes! Really, they will only get broken when frustration kicks in and translates into literal kicks.
YOU WILL BREAK IT IF YOU KICK, THROW, PUNCH OR JUMP ON IT!!!
As for software, it can be a little trickier!! I really feel like the help menu/button that accompanies most software is TOO often overlooked! I am willing to expose myself as a chronic user of help menus if it means giving me a little extra time to work without questions!! 90 per cent of the questions people ask me about a program’s features can be found in the helper application!
The silver lining of laziness: I feel super smart and helpful when I give someone the right answer!
With that, I am trying to set up my own website. I have only had my domain name registered for 45 minutes and I have already contacted their support department.
I shouldn’t expose my secrets.
I do plan on continuing to stumble along and figure things out. The pride I lose in asking, I make up for in results.
I made this, and that is something to be proud of.