… there are a few – only a very few, mind you – things that I suck at.
The list is as follows:
1. Being a girl
2. Not being a bitch.
3. Having OCD bookshelf, toy poodle flu, GAD (Genre Attention Disorder), SSF (Sex Scene Fatigue) and randomness.
4. Internet stuff.
It’s re: #4 that I now need some help.
Basically, I’m a Kris-come-lately to the blogging and interwebz worlds. It’s always been a research tool for me when it comes to my work as opposed to a social networking thing. I’m one of those people who’ve avoided Facebook, IMing, etc like the plague. Quite frankly, I don’t want to talk to people who knew me in Grade 1 if it means it will interrupt my reading time. (See #2 above.)
Also, and to be honest, I’ve always been a bit scared of stumbling my way through this verse because I’ve an abject – albeit slightly irrational – fear of my computer exploding. Technology tends to hate my guts and no, it does NOT have ANYTHING to do with operator error. It’s Gremlins. I’m sure of it.
Anyway, amazingly I’ve yet to fail badly with Blogger, but there are a number of things that (a) I’ve no idea what they are or what they’re meant to do, (b) can’t really work out if it’s something I should to be doing or if it’s something which would simply add to my awesome skillz of procrastination, and (c) can’t be arsed working it out for myself nor do I want to join a bandwagon just because.
So, here’s what I need you all, as peeps who prob’ly know a shit load more than I, to tell me the pros and cons about:
RSS feed (it sounds like some sort of protein diet food for animals)
Good Reads and that other one (all I know is that I quite like seeing those things which show what people have on their virtual shelves)
GLBT Bookshelf ( I can understand the benefit to authors, but I’m not sure I get how useful it would be for reviewers and readers)
NOT Twitter (it would be shiny for about 3 days before it would piss me right off)
I’m also interested to know whether any of these are things that you, as a blogger and/or bloggee, take any notice of or do you just ignore it all, as I’ve basically been doing, as extraneous stuff. If it’s the latter should I really waste my time?