8/15/12

Blog...Exactly What Is It?

It is alot about The M O U S E!!!
When I first started CollectInTexas Gal...three years ago to date...my friend and 1965 High School Classmate said, "Sue, exactly what is a Blog?"  She was clueless and I was one click ahead of her to knowing what a Blog was.  That one click was "Click here to Start Blogging".   So with my indepth knowledge of Blogger and my HiTechie Computer skills I set out to educate Anne, and ultimately the rest of my Classmates who were depending on me to set up a Blog for The MHS Class of 1965.

Dear Anne,
I was going to give you a proper definition for 'Blog, but the 1965 Edtion of Websters that my parents gave me for graduation doesn't have BLOG listed.  It should have been somewhere around blocky, bloke and blonde.
One Question..Started It AllSo, here's a SuDefinIshun...BLOG - a place on the InterNet or InnerNet or EnterNet or WorldWideWeb....really doesn't matter how you spell or misspell it...it's not in the 1965 Webster either.  Okay, back to SuDef of Blog...on the WWWeb where ANYBODY in the whole wide world via their Personal Computer (PC)...also NOT in Webster, but computer defined as:  one that computes; an automatic electronic machine for performing calculations.

Again, back to Blog...via personal computer, who share information mostly useless ramblings about themselves (speaking primarily of this blogger) with other people known as Bloggers, who also share their ramblings and then want lots more Bloggers who Blog to comment on their Blog. 

The Information is sent to somewhere in OuterSpace via WonderWhereWireless wires to this WonderWhereWeb which then spins it off to the intended Receivers PC via their Secret Code that only they and their InterNet Provider know.  Unfortuantely, we have learned that the Provider CANNOT keep a secret.


One confusing thing about setting up a PC in order to get on the www to Blog is this thing they call Wireless Connection.  I just can't figure how they get Wireless when there is a tangle of wires behind my PC that makes cooked spaghetti look straight.  And what's really confusing is that even my Webster defines wireless as having no wires.  I will say however, that when all the wireless wire connections are done...no easy feat...that it is a snap click to get on the www so you can Google and Yahoo.  Is that a hoot or what?  Yahoo.  I had to look that up too, since I couldn't figure what an uncouth and rowdy person had to do with the WorldWideWeb.  My mother used to call us kids 'You bunch of Yahoo's'...that's how I knew about the uncouth and rowdness.  And Google...closest thing I found was the word 'ooglist'...a collector of bird eggs.  That is so not right!

I must admit that The Googler People are certainly creative and seem to know what I mean when I type in that box...which is really not called a box but a window.   Weird!  Sometimes I give Google a Test to find words I make up or misspell.  It comes right back with "Did you mean ______?" and shows pages and pages of what I meant.  The WholeWideWeb is just MindBogoogling.  Ya know Anne, it's very important to know the terminology and names of  stuff on the  www and the PC.  Like Desktop, Tool Bars, Window, Twitter, Facebook, Blog, Email and especially Spellcheck (which I dare not ClickOn).  I did once...I was hours getting back to the document.  All those terms I can kind of see and relate to their functions, but the one that really throws me is The M O U S E...what's with that? 

I'm not sure I would have ever touched it except I got tired of moving the arrows up, down and side to side.  My Pre-PC mouse experiences were whacking them with a broom or enticing them with cheese for a quick strangulation.  Once caught I still wouldn't touch one...threw out the trap with the mouse and never used the broom in the house again.  Now, me and MY M O U S E  go Googleing...Blogging...Surfing and LOLing for hours and hours and hours.  It's ridiculous.

My M O U S E!!!

So, there ya are Anne and my Dear CollectInTexas Gal Readers.....How I started Blogging!
Mind BloGoogling, huh?

Thanks Ya'll for being CollectInTexas Gals Blogging Friends and Followers!
Sue
Linking To
The Letter M
is for M O U S E

23 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! Keep up the fun ~

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  2. Happy Blogiversary!Here's to many more years of bloggity bloggin' along!

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  3. Congratulations on 3 years! I always enjoy reading!

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  4. Happy Blogaversary!!! Grace xoox

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  5. Happy anniversary! It is fun and addicting!!

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  6. I started my blog in 2008 and can not believe how hooked I've become.. it's fun and I sometimes wonder what I did way back when??
    Happy Anniversary to you... and
    thanks so much for your visit to my blog today. I lived in San Antonio for a few years before moving to Florida and enjoyed the Texas lifestyle.. especially the guys in their boots and hats. I'll be in OKC in a week to visit with my daughter so it's almost the same. lol
    Sandy

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  7. Happy Blogiversary! It really is hard to explain the whole obsession of blogging to those that don't do it. You did a wonderful job.

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  8. When I started blogging eight years ago, I really had no idea what I was doing as well. I am 45 and computers were just coming into our schools when I entered high school. (I remember sitting in the smoking lounge watching them set up the room and having a full wonder as to what those big machines could do. Anyways, I introduced so many to blogging and each time I had to explain what a blog was and it really confused everyone, so I just summed it up as a place on the net that you can write a diary of sorts and have others read them and not really know who you are. So here I am eight years later and still blog away. Well at least finally the word blog is excepted in WORD.

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  9. Happy Blogiversary!

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  10. Happy Blog anniversary! I'm glad I found you on the WWW.
    Speaking of mouse....we have had a wee problem with them lately - about two months earlier than normal. I wonder if they know something we don't....

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  11. Happy Blogiversary to you! What a fun post. Love your little Mouse Mouse!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary to you!!

    ~Trisha

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  13. FUN FUN POST! :)

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  14. What a fun post! It's amazing all the new words now in our dictionaries -- and the dictionaries themselves being online!

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  15. Happy Anniversary ~ and happy continued blogging ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Congrats on your blogiversary!

    That's a cute little mouse, by the way....

    =)

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  17. LOL , when I first started I was thrilled to be able to turn the 'puter on and off . And I always say "google is your friend".
    thanks for the laughs !

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  18. haha, rambling and reading other peoples' randomness is definitely the most enjoyable part! glad you're still enjoying blogging :)

    http://singing-blue.blogspot.ca/

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  19. happy anniversary and thank goodness for a mouse!

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  20. Cute post, Sue. But then I've come to expect great humor from you! Happy Blog Anniversary! ~ Sarah

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  21. The day you started blogging was a day we were all blessed with your friendship. I always count you among my blessings.♥

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  22. Doesn't it seem impossible that so much time has elapsed?

    Happy Blogaversary!

    Cute little mouse!

    Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "M".

    A+

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