Over the last couple of days I am sure you have noticed a series of test messages or posts (and the promise of more) coming from “Dealing with COPD.” This is my effort to ensure you that you’re not the dumbest person using a computer. I believe I have worked hard enough, and have proven my skill set completely.
For more than 30 years I worked for the government, thru the contracting activities I was involved with, the government spent 100’s of millions of dollars procuring telecommunications equipment and services. These contracts saved the government and tax payers billions and billions of dollars. I am extremely proud of this, these saving and other projects I worked on were the highlight of my career. But I don’t believe I ever bought a computer for the government. I never acquired computer training for the government, or install services at all. Maybe I should have been a bit more sensitive to that aspect of government acquisition process, at least I would have my own computer geek I could call and say “Yes I screwed it up, come fix it, Please!
It was suggested to me that if I posted my Dealing With COPD blog on FB I had the potential to draw in more followers. I also had the potential to make it easier for folks who wanted to comment on my blog. This could allow those who were not part of WordPress a point of entrance to provide comments and feedback, without having to create a WordPress account. In theory it is a great idea, one I completely embrace, but an idea I am having the DEVIL of a time implementing.
Having said all of that, the feedback I have gotten from various TEST messages has been fantastic. The interest in helping with this endeavor has been wonderful and the advice great. These stupid little test messages have generated numerous comments, and tons of good will and good intentions. For those of you who sent suggestions I have tried them all. I have tried to response to each comment on this issue just as I try to reply to any comment I get. Opening the mailbox and seeing comment after comment has made me smile, laugh and snicker. I really has been a joy. Hell I mind even start doing a weekly test message just for the comments alone. What a series of nonsense posts that would be. Imagine what could come from such a series. It is just a consideration folks, but it could be good filler. LOL LOL
Back to the problem, being anal retentive to a degree, I have read reread then read again the instructions for sharing. No matter what I have done to date, my posts always appear on the public Bill Hamilton Facebook page. Sometimes they actually appear on the Dealing With COPD Facebook page that was created specifically for them, but sometimes they don’t. The reason this is an issue at all, is that I believe that there should be a separation between where I play on Facebook, and the serious nature of my posts on COPD. Besides I don’t want my neighbors knowing all my secrets.
Focusing again to the issue at hand, I have added to the dilemma by not tracking the variety of changes I have made to the settings in an effort to make it work (so much for being anal). So I am having a very difficult time recreating all of my screw-ups, which in turn means I am destined to make them again. But this time I will track them, and I will learn from each mistake. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Ruff ruff !!!!
My next step will be to contact the help desks at both WordPress and Facebook and explain my issue, maybe between them I can find a solution. It is still a problem in progress. Should you ever see my posts appearing on Facebook, that will be a clear indication that I have (with the help of 100’s) resolved the problem. If you don’t that just means I am still spinning my wheels and not making progress.
Thanks folks for making this effort something that is easy to tolerate. Without your help, suggestions, encouragement, and smiling faces, who knows where this would go. As always if you have any suggestions, comments or concerns, please contact me. Have a great day, and Take care, Bill.