Okay, I'm sitting here, it's late, I'm up against a deadline, and I can't think of a single thing to blog about. Typically, I like to blog about the technical aspects of BetterPhoto.com membership. You know, the "How Tos" and such. I find that to be compelling subject matter. In my position at BetterPhoto, I work with members every day, helping them solve challenges with their BetterPholio galleries and websites, uploading images, domain issues, you name it. I typically pick whatever issue seemed to be the most prevalent in the past week and write about the solution.
I suppose it's not a bad thing that I can't come up with any one major support issue this week. Unfortunately, that gives me jack squat to write about! You see, I'm not about writing about things outside of my work in this or any other blog. I'm a fairly private person and prefer to keep my personal life, interests, etc., close to the vest. I've worked in the computer technology field for nearly twenty years, but that doesn't mean I embrace all that technology has brought our way. Ebooks? Nope. I much prefer the feel of paper in my hand and the experience of reading the printed word, be it a novel, a magazine, or the back of a cereal box. Blogs? I would much rather have an intelligent conversation with a person right in front of me. Plus, what could I have to say that anyone would even want to read?
Don't get me wrong - I love technological advances. I'd be lost without my Blackberry smart phone, my computers, and my DirecTV HD DVRs (OMG, how did I live before I could time shift TV???). The thing is, I'm not a slave to technology. I ask what technology can do for me. Not, how can I twist and bend myself to adapt to a given technology? It better make my life easier or more interesting or I won't jump on the band wagon. No "technology for technology's sake" here.
Well whadda you know - it's a beautiful night, technology has served me well today, I'm at home with my lovely wife and three spoiled dogs and life is good. And it would seem my case of BBB has gone into remission! Until next week, I bid you farewell.