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Deflating My Ego

I opened this blog site just now and saw that a bunch of people logged in yesterday. Wow! I must have said something really wise or interesting. No, not really. And what I did say was last Monday. Why was it so intriguing now, seven days later? Maybe a bunch of people heard of me in the last few days? Nope. I spent the weekend at home, and I didn't post much except my usual smart aleck stuff on FB. So why all these looks at my site? After some thought, I figured it out. (Sigh.) It was me. I made changes last night, turning my summer background into a more fall/winter one. Every time I looked at it so see if I liked what I'd done, the computer counted it as a visit. I guess it's true what they say. You create your own excitement.

I'm an IT Person--with D-I-O in the Middle

Today's writer is supposed to know computer stuff. If I run an ad, they'll ask for photos with so many DPIs. It's expected that I will know how to convert the ones I have into the size they want. When I send a manuscript to someone, it has to be in a certain format: PDF for some, .mobi for others, etc. Again, it's expected I'll know how to provide those files. My websites/blogs have domains, at least in theory. I have no idea how to control them or even who's in charge of them. So while I'm a writer, toiling away to create stories people will want to read, I had to learn the basics of computer use beyond word processing, and now I have to keep up with new developments as things change. IT I'm not. Things go wrong, and when they do, I'm likely to be helpless to correct them. What would be great is to have a person who'll show up at my house at a moment's notice and solve the problem I'm having right then. I don't want to haul my co