Ever since I wrote my first love letter on a Commodore 64, my ability to use a computer to express my thoughts was like magic to me. At the time I was an adolescent Romeo who, when face to face with the apple of my eye was paralyzed with fear. But when tapping away on the brown keys of my C64, I was able to opine my admiration in all its dot-matrix glory.
My love affair with technology as a tool for communication continued to grow until I got to college and got my first email address! (Hey kids, you couldn't just sign up for one it had to be given to you, and you could only use it on campus. The struggle...) At this point my love of technology exploded. No longer did I have to use my pen and paper, or buy stamps, but could send long emails replete with details of cafeteria meals (We didn't have cell phones...with cameras...so I couldn't post photos of my meal. If I wanted to take a picture of my food to share with you, I had to buy film and then pay to have it developed and then get an envelope and stamp and mail it to you. Which at that point I would have to write you a letter because you'd think it was bizarre for me to send you a photo of food...)
After the excitement of email was the six-headed demon known as social media. This kindly named beast has me flummoxed to this day. How am I supposed to summarize my thoughts in 144 characters? How do I Instagram? I do have a Facebook account, but I once posted "I finished writing my first book!" and I got maybe 15 likes. What the heck? I just wrote a book! I'm an elementary teacher, not Steven King this was an achievement. Then my friend posted a picture of her daughter eating a taco and got 200 likes. What the heck? I like Tacos, but c'mon 200 likes? I don't know if I have 200 friends...
If you have read to this point, I commend your dedication to seeing things through, and if you are interested in helping us get our social media act together, I'd love to hear from you. We would be starting near square one, but at least it's not a Commodore 64.
(Please note: Due to my teaching schedule, email is the easiest way to contact me.)
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