My last week or so has been spent spinning my wheels on lots of new things. New scary stuff.
Things like Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.
You see, up until this point I had successfully managed to stay away from all those sites.
Alas, not anymore.
So I dutifully went to click the like button, only to be told I needed to log in first.
Drat! Ok, I guess I’ll do this, after all, how hard can it be?
Well, turns out you can’t sign up for Pinterest without a Twitter or Facebook account.
I had neither.
So I signed up for Twitter. Just so I could sign up for Pinterest.
Ok, done. Got it. I’m now on Pinterest.
I liked Jamie’s vintage living board and that was that.
So now I had a Twitter account.
Later that day I went to a charity fundraiser with my husband called the Iron Fork Competition, as you can guess by the name it was a cooking competition for area chefs.
Anne Burrell from the Food Network was one of the judges.
Hey, I thought to myself, this is what people tweet about, right? I should try and tweet this.
Well, that didn’t go so well. Did you know that if you tweet something and have no followers the tweet doesn’t go anywhere? My pal Gail (My Repurposed Life) very graciously followed me when I called her for help, but still couldn’t see my tweet!
That killed my interest in tweeting pretty quick!
You can find me here; http://twitter.com/curbshopaholic
No official Twitter button, I couldn’t get it to work. :(
Then a couple days later I get some complaints from my husband that he is being inundated by updates from Facebook of sites I’m following under his account. He wants to unfollow them all.
I need to get my own account, and fast!
I decided to start a Facebook page for my blog.
So I go and sign up, navigating all the scary choices all by myself. I actually thought I got it going ok. Then I find out that somehow I can’t “like” people and I’m missing some options on my Facebook toolbar.
What the heck?
And, when I proudly went to comment on Gail’s Facebook page, not only does my picture show a shadow person, she isn’t able to see my comment at all! I can see it, but nobody else can.
Apparently I’ve chosen some odd settings and can’t interact with others on Facebook.
It figures. One theory is that I have to have 25 likes to qualify for a page URL. I have 4. Anyone want to take pity on me and like my Facebook page?
So there you have it. I’ve stepped through the doorway of Social Media, but the door is trying to slam in my face!
Anyone have tips for me?
In case you were wondering, hat picture at the top of the post is from Erin’s Attic Bedroom makeover. We’re still working on it, she plans to move up there this week.