Although I have been blogging for well over three years now, I have been rather left behind with the whole technology of it all. I have been trying to remedy this and drag my blog into 2010.
After a lot of tantrums and tears, I have finally added the 'Follow' gadget (or is it widget?) onto my blog, so if you are not following me and would like to, now is your chance! I have to be completely honest though, what does 'following' actually mean? I have been going around the blogosphere and 'following' all the brilliant blogs that I read, and have been trying to get to grips with Google Reader. From what I can gather it allows you to read all recent posts from all the blogs that you follow, in once place. But are you also able to leave comments in Google Reader? And does anyone use Google Reader? Why not just use your blog list in the sidebar?
As for burning feeds, and feedburner, and subscription emails, and codes and Rss and Atom, I am completely flummoxed. The same goes for Twitter - I have been completely left behind, and often watch on from a distance in awe as you tweet away, and retweet, and add pictures, and set up groups. Where do you learn all this stuff? Can I use the excuse of having two small children for my lack of brain and technical understanding? No, I didn't think so.
(You would never believe that I was once an ICT teacher in the local primary school - I must have been rubbish)