So minutes after I posted my blog last Saturday about my technical ineptitude, where did I go but to Word Camp: Las Vegas, a conference for users of the popular open-source blogging software, WordPress.
I knew that 90 percent of what I’d hear would go straight over my head, and I was right, but one of my favorite Zen sayings is “You walk in the mist and you get wet.” I believe it’s always good to walk in the mist of something you eventually want to know more about, and whatever you take in is great. You don’t have to understand everything right this moment, and sometimes you have to consciously try to be comfortable wading through unknown territory. Which is especially hard when everyone else in the room is a genius.
Although I set up this blog through Blogger, I was sure I’d pick up some useful bits of information, and I was right about that, too. (And as any ex-husband or boyfriend can tell you, oh, how I love to be right.)
One of the major takeaways was that Twitter was mentioned about every three minutes. Twitter users post microblogs, or “tweets” of up to 140 characters; you can see my most recent tweets in the sidebar at right.
Oh, crap! I really, really have to get in the shower and get my ass to work. I’ll continue this later. I want to tell you more about Twitter and how I met a couple of cool fellow Las Vegas bloggers—Hurricane Mikey and Poker Girl in Vegas—this weekend. Damn that day job!
Be back later…