One of things I have noticed about some fellow bloggers is that they don’t understand the technology they are using.
I am not a finger pointer… I also struggle with some of the technology I use too.
I understand HTML and Photoshop enough to design my own blog, which I am proud of, but I don’t understand enough to make it look exactly like I envision it.
Things like SEO, meta keywords, and other empty fields in the background of my blog have been a struggle, but lately I’ve been getting more and more comfortable with using them and understanding what it can do.
I’m in this blogging business to write, but to be heard, but I love being heard.
The focus of making sure people hear me is a move to business from hobby that I have dragged my feet on.
So when the Feedburner drama began to happen, I didn’t panic. My wonderful 8 subscribers, I believed, would miss me and come and find me if there was a reason why the emails stopped.
So, my loyal subscribers, you will be getting an email shortly.
But I have also been pondering the panic that some have exerted at this, and my moment of ‘What the heck will I do?” when I read the comments filling up my Facebook.
So, on top of my other blogging homework I have for myself this weekend, it’s to go out and understand feeds just a little bit more while I’m understanding my MailChimp feed.
Hopefully I did it right, I keep thinking over and over as I hesitate clicking on ‘confirm’.
I should not have.
With so many bloggers adding extra income of other options to their lives, we cannot afford to get so blindsided by this. This is a little like not understanding the office equipment at work- right now the message is not getting out, as small or large as it is.
So I encourage anyone who is a blogger reading this to go learn about something that still befuddles you, whether it’s looking into new RSS feed services or even just a way to make your pictures look a little better.
And please consider taking off that Captcha.