Windows 10 has been playing with my computer ( or my security people) and I have lost a lot of Google icons and gained a portrait that I didn’t ask for. Also, it has put me on skype and I didn’t ask for that either. What’s going on?
I feel I am not in control of this machine any more. ( Not that I ever was)
The security lot say they have taken away some apps that I don’t use, but I never have used apps as I don’t use a smartphone except when I’m abroad.
Now I have had to add files to my bookmark list so that I can find them quickly instead of just clicking on them where they used to be under the Google picture.
The squares have gone down from 8 to 4.
I keep getting asked to restart every time I log on.It’s all very odd.
See what a dental appointment did to me! ‘A picture tells a thousand words ‘ does it? Not when you can’t tell the difference between a paperclip and a chain. Of course I have been using a paperclip to attach things. It was the chain I hadn’t found a use for. Now I know it means ‘links’ I’ll have to experiment some more.
Yesterday was such a gloomy day and I am terrified of the dentist. No reason, she’s very sweet but I have had bad experiences in the past. Anyway, I was due for a filling in the afternoon and I should have kept away from the computer until it was all over. Now it is, and it didn’t hurt a bit, I can get back to writing and perhaps learn more as I go along.
I did ‘share’ with twitter for a while but it was too personal so I stopped.What I need to do is find some fellow writers and eager readers who might like some of what I write.The people I follow are such an inspiration and I feel I can’t be as interesting but I’ll keep trying.
I did it again! I clicked ‘like’ to see how many likes I had and gave myself another one by mistake! I don’t think I am on top of things at present. People I am waiting to hear from haven’t been in contact and emailing is so impersonal I don’t know quite how to prompt them. You can’t tell what their reaction to your post will be. Are they upset, bored, forgetful, disinterested, annoyed? I know it means they can read at their own convenience but I prefer talking face to face.
At present I am cheesed off with not getting answers to questions I have asked on line.I think folk get too many emails and only skim them rather than writing a reply straight away.
Not having paper copies also means I forget to reply sometimes. I have found a copy of my book packed into an envelope ready to post but without an address and I cannot remember the intended recipient. I hate getting old!
I know folk like pictures so how about this one? It is how I feel at present.
Reading about an author blog on twitter made me wonder if this should be an author blog or remain as a blog by an author. If it is to be an author blog it should contain links to my websites or the ability to purchase books but , at the moment, that is only possible through http://www.juliecround.com, which is linked to amazon.
Also, I guess I should be demonstrating my writing style, while I have only been posting poems. My problem is that I don’t seem able to connect with readers in the UK. I know a great many of them do not use the computer but I think, perhaps, I do not use keywords or Google as well as I could.
Until I get more skilled on the computer I’ll continue as I am, mixing musings with advice. Sorry there’s no photo but the country walk we had at Bramber yesterday was a delight. All on the flat and the dog was allowed in the pub afterwards for lunch. In fact he nearly pulled us through the door!
I have started posting on twitter but am confused by the short urls that many people put at the end of their posts. These direct us to websites . I don’t know if I should try to send people here or to my other websites or just not bother to link at all.I wouldn’t know how to start anyway. Any suggestions?
The results of one competition came out this week and I didn’t get a mention but I did spend the vouchers I got for my published letter this morning, on a pen refill and a 2017 diary. I was searching for decorations for a hat, without success. Our chairwoman at Friendship Centre is arranging an Old time Music Hall event next year – with hats!
Booked to see Les Miserables in Ewell on Saturday. All good fun!