Yay! I Finally Did It!

By: | July 30, 2015 | Tags: , |

Welcome to Reblog Thursday #10

Blogging can be complicated enough without having technical troubles. Many feel they are just not “tech savvy” enough to solve their dilemmas. However, when others share their tech. stress, it makes a bad situation better. We know that we are not at fault, and we know that we are not alone.
Memee has shared such stress in her post “Yay, I Finally Did It.”
I want to address some of the concerns she expresses.

Here is an excerpt from her post:
I have struggled, and struggled, and struggled and struggled* to create links inside of my blog posts that once clicked upon did not redirect the tab, misdirecting my readers away from my site.  How frustrating it is to click a link because you want it to open a new tab so you can read it too, only to lose the location of where you have been.

Readers: To solve this, you would right click on the link. This brings up a menu of options. Select “Open link in new tab,” so that you stay on the site and are not misdirected away and lose the place where you are reading.
The second issue she addresses has to do with updating hyperlinks. Therefore, I am offering my hyperlink information in case anyone is unfamiliar with how to insert them, WordPress Basics: The Complete Guide to Hyperlinks. Some people write asking for these instructions.
The last time I had tech. trouble, I read http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2015/07/27/how-to-backup-the-content-on-your-wordpress-blog/ and I felt better. Hopefully, readers will read Memee’s post and feel comforted knowing “tech. stress” does not just apply to them.
Feel free to post any tech. questions in the comments section. Perhaps, Memee, other readers, or myself can answer them.

Before Memee takes it away, I would like to reiterate the offer to submit reblog considerations. Please bear in mind that the posts should contain blogging-related topics. Please leave the links in the comment section. Thank you.

  1. G. R. Hambley

    Hiya Janice.

    I did tech support for a number of years. I’m still part of M.P.N., Microsoft Partner Network. These days it mostly serves my own devices.

    Most users have no concept of what “Tech Stress”. really is.

    There are four acronyms that end users seeking instant gratification should be aware of that the “Tech Savy” use.

    Firstly I want to say, no I don’t know everything and I don’t have to because I do know how to search. I know how to define parameters and read returns. Having advanced skills I can decipher faster what the search returns are saying.

    Secondly, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being an end user. I use automobile analogies a lot. I believe computers fall under the same principle. You need to have basic maintenance skills. You may not choose to do the maintenance yourself and that is fine.

    That brings me to the first acronym and it is as true for computers as it is for your car or painting your house. If you cannot or do not want to do it then it is, P.A.G., PAY A GUY/GIRL to do it.

    The next two of the four acronyms are the same but different.and generally used by tech people when they discuss doing tech support, rtfm and RTFM.

    The first is, “read that fine manual” and the second is, “READ THE F……. MANUAL”.

    Acronym number four is virtually always used by those who do computer tech support and that acronym is, PEBKAC.

    PEBKAC means, PROBLEM EXISTS BETWEEN KEYBOARD AND CHAIR.

    There are times when I’ve been having coffee and someone is stuck with something and will ask in general of those around for help. Now if I can help you in 5 minutes and get you pointed in the right direction, happy to help.

    When I tell people I’m not going to spend 1/2 an hour or an hour helping them a fair number will look at me like I should be dropping what I’m doing to pull them out of their dilemma and I’m the bad guy for not helping them.

    I’m certain you can imagine with what you’ve seen of me just how well that flies with me. 😉

  2. Janice Wald

    Hi Gary,
    1. Thank you for taking your time to write all this out.
    2. This is serious: Thanks for the reassurance, that, like with a car, we don’t all have to be mechanics. Great analogy.
    3. This is so funny–all these acronyms!
    4. Regarding your comment at the end about spending half an hour helping people–bloggers do offer coaching services for a fee. A consideration for you?
    5. A second humor blog–another consideration for you?
    As you can see, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments. Thanks.
    Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks. Did you read Gary’s comments? I found them psychologically calming.

      • john doe

        Yes I did; everythng he writes is really interesting and he is really knowledgeable

  3. Mama Munchkin

    I needed this… dealing with hosting issues today and it has been a L.O.N.G. and frustrating day. Thanks for posting

    • memeethemuse

      Hey, Mama, I hope you made it through the hosting issues and you’ll enjoy some smooth writing for a while before the next bump pops up in your blogging road! I am glad you got something from it, even if it was just the knowing you’re not experiencing it all alone 🙂

      Memee

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mama Munchkins,
      I visited your site but didn’t know where to comment. It looks great. No one would know you had stress.
      Janice

  4. hsampson

    Thanks Janice! That’s when I am glad to be a nerd lol! Google has many answers, if we have the patience and time to search.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Hector,
      On topic: I can’t get my links to work at a WordPress.com site sporadically this week. I Googled it, and the article said you try a different browser. I tried three browsers, but my links still won’t work. I post them in a comment on someone else’s WordPress site, and the comment disappears when I press “Post Comment.” My point is that Google doesn’t always help.
      Off topic: I am moving to a self-hosted site, mostlyblogging.com. I hope you will follow me over when I move. I will keep everyone posted. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  5. memeethemuse

    Janice, I am so honored that you chose to reblog one of my posts! How thrilling!

    Memee

    • Janice Wald

      I saw from my outbound links that you got some traffic from this yesterday. I am happy for you.

      • memeethemuse

        Yes, I did. 🙂 I haven’t looked at the stats to see exactly how much, but I do know that I gained one follower from you… shout out to Chris White! 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lux,
      What a nice thing to say! Thank you so much. I hope I will get to see you at my new site when I move to mostlyblogging.com in a few days.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Fit To Serve Group,
      Let’s Meet and Greet! Welcome to my blog! How did you find me? Do you mind if I ask? I always wonder.
      Janice

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