Questions For Sadcox: The Little Things

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I have tried to be as transparent as possible in regards to my lack, and blinding fear, of online technology. I think I’m better than the average bear in some respects and completely incompetent in others.

I believe that some of us, and it doesn’t matter if you are a journalist or not, let the little tech problems we run into completely gobsmack us. When I look on my FriendFeed account and see everyone from Robert Scoble to Louis Gray talking about new tech, video implementations, computer plug-ins or CSS coding, I glaze over. I made the mistake about four years ago of buying some books on CSS/HTML coding that completely and positively confused me.

Enter Sadcox.

I have a humble blog that I post silly things about zombies, my obsession with working at Weekly World News, items about myself that I call Annoying Autobiographical Pauses (a term I got from Stephen King’s Danse Macabre), politics, running my dog Mabel for president and other inane things that amuse me.

And thus the idea for NewsTechZilla came from that it was those small, and not so small things on our blogs, that confounded me to the point of me pulling my teeth out with a rope.

Sadcox wrote last night of an ongoing issue I’ve had on my blog regarding comments. I’ll let him tell you the whole thing, but because I wasn’t sure what I was doing, I became extremely frustrated. I want my silly Flickr pictures on my sidebar. I’ve tried to FTP the plug-in a dozen times. I’m not making it work.

These things go from small to huge obstacles for those of us who are learning technology as we go.

Do you see where I’m going with this? Sometimes for those of us who are novices regarding technology become completely overwhelmed by the little stuff that we won’t tackle the larger items that could send our blogs/websites to the next level.

What are some of the things some of you have had issues with that have set you back?

Let’s ask Sadcox!

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3 Comments

  1. Dave Barnes said January 7, 2009 | Permalink

    Stop whining. It is annoying.

  2. christinajade said January 12, 2009 | Permalink

    i shall join you in whining…i’m all about annoying people when i get the chance.

    i am running into the same problems, not with my blog, but with my jewelry site. i have yet to decide if this is due to complete ignorance on my part or if it is due to the control-freak type limitations of yahoo hosting. what should be a simple task ends up being an endless loop of poop that so far hasn’t goten me anywhere.

    sadcox has no idea how much i am fixing to harass him, shhh…let’s let it be a surprise

  3. christinajade said January 12, 2009 | Permalink

    and just so your readers know, yes, i can spell. no, i can’t type.

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