A whole new world…an endangered species pleads for patience…

I am an endangered species, trying to make myself a tad less endangered. Computers and Web-by things and I are fundamentally incompatible. Without a safety net or a plethora of shrinks, I am plunging into the deep end here in cyberspace. By all accounts, Web Jurassics like me should have vanished off the face of the earth eons ago. But, hell, I look in the mirror, and I’m still here. Evolve or be damned they say. Keep up with the times they say. Embrace this world of Twitter, and Facebook, and LinkedIn and Godknowswhatelsesocialnetworks you can find, they say. Well there’s a misnomer if ever there was one . ‘Social’ networks. It’s basically non-instinctive for any human being to press buttons on a piece of electronic hardware and be ‘communicating’ anywhere. Yes, yes, I know we’ve had telephones and televisions and going back a wee bit, tons of radios and such for quite a while now. But I bet they were the cause of untold anguish to our forebears when they first encountered them. Well that’s how I am.  I wanted you to know that, so that when I press whatever button (or is that ‘key’) to send this virgin, maiden missive into the depths of ‘out there’, and all the town and city lights suddenly go out, you’ll know who to blame. I’m a new author. New, not in the physical bodily sense, for that was quite a while ago, but new to the family of fellow suffering scribes who sit staring at computer screens until their heads twirl backwards and their eyeballs fall out from plot and character development fatigue. And right here it’s appropriate to sneak in a confession…I’m loving it. The whole Twittery, Kindle-y, eBooks versus printed books debate-y, blog-gy, beautiful nine yards of it. I’m hooked, and don’t wish to be un-hooked any time soon. Thanks for being out there lovely people. talk to you in a while, I’ve got to go and discuss a little Point of View (POV to the author-y cognoscenti) with the writing committee in my head… see you later…

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12 responses to “A whole new world…an endangered species pleads for patience…

  1. A fun read from a fellow Twitterer. Welcome to the “Blogosphere.”

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  2. I feel your pain! And share your enthusiasm! How lucky we are to live in a world where, with one click, we are connected and sharing the lives of friends we might never meet in countries we will only read about. Don’t get me started on the opportunities that eBooks and self publishing have given me! This is a tough, crazy, confusing and exciting time – good luck to you with your blog. Will catch up with you on Twitter 🙂

    Best wishes

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  3. I feel your pain! And share your enthusiasm! How lucky we are to live in a world where, with one click, we are connected and sharing the lives of friends we might never meet in countries we will only read about. And don’t get me started on the opportunities that eBooks and self publishing have given me! This is a tough, crazy, confusing and exciting time – good luck to you with your blog.

    Best wishes

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  4. lisa crowe

    That is exactly how I feel! Happily there are some fantastic people on twitter that are always willing to help. I cant wait to read more. Looking forward to your tweets. Have a wonderful night. Happy writing and all the best to you:)
    Lisa

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  5. Susan Buchanan

    ah Seamus, you know I couldn’t agree more – about the initial begrudging of having to embrace Twitter et al & the now OCD I have with Twitter! Great post and keep ’em coming! Sooz

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  6. Great post, Seamus! Now following your blog as well as following you on twitter 🙂

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  7. Helen White

    Well, I found you so it must be good! Seriously, welcome to the community of souls who all share interests and tastes. You wil find friends, opportunities, happiness and laughter!

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  8. Nice post. Welcome to blogging, and epublishing.

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  9. I feel exactly the same way – and started my own blog this week, with pretty much the same preamble…I’m no good at this, I don’t want to do this but apparently I have to do this….. Good luck with your blog and your books 🙂

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  10. Take a bow then take my hand…
    I will show what I have found out in the world,
    That I call E-Land!
    Welcome to the club. Just last week I ‘saw’ someone say:
    “You are not out there until you are in the ‘social media’ play!
    Enjoy the swirl!

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  11. Pingback: …it’s been a heck of a trip, Mabel… | Seumas Gallacher

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