New Again by Necessity


I’ve been writing a lot about new things lately, and here’s another one because something new is on my horizon.  A new computer, to be specific.  Mine has been BSODing all over the place, and I think it is not long for this world. I haven’t lost any writing yet, but I believe when you’re given the signs you heed them.

So today while I’m running the backup that I thought my computer was running, I am blogging from my phone. That’s right, my phone. I’ve definitely never done this before. New things!

I’m a pretty slow phone typist, so I’m alternating between typing and using the Voice app. And my phone seems to insist on capitalizing Voice app. It also doesn’t like to start a sentence with a capital letter, but I guess that’s a minor issue?

There are so many ways to get things done these days. There is no one way for anything anymore. Is this the best way to do it? I don’t really think so, it feels so cumbersome and just odd. Though  maybe the talking is faster than typing. At least when the app gets it right.

But I guess what I’m saying is it’s okay to do things differently  even if there is one way you’ve always done them, even if the new way feels awkward.  Even if something weird happens and you lose half of the last paragraph. Not that that is what just happened, except it is.

Sometimes new things have kinks to work out. Sometimes we have to feel our way until we figure out what the heck we’re doing. And sometimes we have to sit in that awkward feeling and push through until we are done. Like I am now.

Look at this! it’s a phone blog post!

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6 thoughts on “New Again by Necessity

  1. You did an excellent job with your phone as the computer. It’s wonderful what they are capable of these days. I find the tiny keyboards a bit of a problem along with the tiny text. But they do in a pinch. I would hock my grandmother,(were they still alive) for a new computer when one is needed. I can’t be without a good functioning one. I’d rather go without a kitchen. That’s what restaurants are for, right? Good luck with your purchase. P.S. Watch out for windows 8 if you use a PC. It’s a pain but I’ve finally managed it. They took a good thing and broke it all to hell with Windows 8. Started reading better living through gravy. One chapter a night will take a bit but it’s all the time I get.

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    • Thanks 🙂 It was definitely challenging, but the voice feature on the phone really helped. When it got it right, that is.

      But I absolutely agree about the computer, it’s the center of the universe. The purchase was made, but it’d going to take several weeks to come. What takes several weeks these days?! Hopefully this one will behave enough until then. I’m already on Windows 8, and I know exactly what you mean, it takes a lot of getting used to.

      I’m so excited that you are trying Better Living Through GRAVY! They are very short stories, so I think they’ll be right up your alley given all that’s going on. I hope you enjoy them, they are definitely odd 🙂

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