A number of bloggers are talking ebooks and I'm just feeling left out of that party. I haven't read 99% of them :( I' m really interested in giving many of the hot authors a try but I still haven't joined the ebook army yet. I'm still of the old fashioned school that likes to hold a book in my hand. As a data analyst, I spend most of the day at work staring intently at the computer screen. Anyone ever try and find six incorrect postal codes in an excel spread sheet out of thousands? UUUUGGLY! I have to blow the sucker up to 200% and go through each one - letter, number, letter number, letter, number. Then around 357 I'll find one where they have replaced a number 0 with a letter O. Anyway - when I get home, I'm just not into staring all evening at a computer screen. I've thought seriously hard about getting an ereader, came very close to getting one a while ago, but then something came up and I had to use the money for something else. A lot of ebooks are coming out in print now, but the book stores here don't carry them and besides I've looked at the price of them online and it's a bit prohibitive. So, this sadly is one topic I don't get involved in *sigh*.
Any one else besides me cringe when they go back and read a comment they made somewhere and it's filled with typing/grammar errors? I gotta tell you, I've been doing some major cringing lately when I see what I've written. I want to post another comment saying "I'm not that bad! Really I'm not!" Part of the reason why this seems to be happening is when I take a break at work - from finding postal code errors and other various and asundry errors - and do a bit of blog hopping, I keep my extra curricular web surfing screen very small, just in case someone wanders by my desk and sees I'm at someplace called Smart Bitches. I dart in and out of various blogs very quickly and don't take time to spell check. That plus I'm eager to see what the next person I visit has to say and I don't take the time I should to double check. I do that with my own blog too. I write it out, post it, read it over, cringe, go back to edit, fix mistake and it continues. I can't remember the last time I didn't have to go in and edit two or three times until it met my rather wonky standards. When I go back to the same blog later at home - where I use a full screen - I want to delete half the comments I've made and screwed up :)
I'm getting curious now what the attraction of Word Press is. So many seem to be switching over there from Blogger. Now I am the first to admit that blogger can be a real pain in the ass at times (boy do I remember) but is word press that much better? Not that I'm about to migrate there. The thought horrifies me! But I'm just curious about the differences. I did set up a blog in Word
Press about 3 or 4 months ago but I couldn't get in to activate it. Something about needing the correct password. I USED the correct password I tell you. I DID! But, as with all arguments with technological things, it won - I lost and I gave up the battle.
And along those same lines - aren't we an artistic bunch! I've been looking at some of the new blog looks - and there are a lot of them these days. I'd link but it's 6:30 am on a Saturday morning and I'm headed back to bed shortly, but they are gorgeous!!!
And after this brief stop - back to bed for me