I finally got my personal laptop back in the game. It's running faster than ever thanks to some simple advice from the great guy at the computer fix-em-up shop. I wish I could tell his boss t give him a raise.
After a few days of using my slow desktop, I really came to understand how irritating word verification can be when visiting blogs. It's just one more step, but that one more step cuts into the time I've set aside to visit blogs.
On the other side of the coin, I've heard lots of chatter lately about malware and spam finding its way unto blogs and disrupting or even destroying lots of work. I guess having the word verification can help prevent some of that.
I use Norton protection on my personal computer, but the guy at the fix-em place told me it does really slow down a computer. He gave me some advice on what to use instead when my subscription expires. It's amazing what talking face to face with an expert can do for understanding something that usually causes me lots of confusion. In the world of writing, we call that networking.
I wish I had the time to network a little this fall by attending a big writers' conference. But I have neither the money nor the time. Face to face can really help clear the fog of confusion at times.
At least I still have all my bloggy friends to network with online. They've helped me so much by answering questions and providing links to even more information. And now that I have my laptop back, I'll be cruising along at high speed to visit them more often.
What was the last memorable face to face networking opportunity you had for your writing?