Friday, February 19, 2010

Meeting face-to-face

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I am technologically inept. Though I have eagerly embraced my computer for writing and the Internet for research and email, beyond that, not a clue! And it took me a very long time to get even this far. There was a time when my old newspaper had to hide a standard typewriter from me in case I pitched a fit about converting to electric. I did.

Lately, however, I have been persuaded that I should be on Facebook. Because I had no idea how to accomplish that, visiting friends took all of my basic information and picture home to Atlanta and got me signed up. I actually found the page all by myself. I even nabbed a few friends.

And then Facebook, bless its heart, changed their profile pages and I had to mentally scrap what little I knew and try to figure out how to get where I was going all over again. Keep in mind that I am doing this on a computer that's not only a dinosaur, but relies on dial-up. Facebook is tortoise-slow under these conditions. I am an impatient person. It's not a good mix.

However, to all of you who happen to be on Facebook, I am happy to have friends. I know how to confirm you. I've even figured out how to make a comment or two on the posts. I am, sadly, lacking in the patience to actually wait for the messages to appear, so if you want a quick response from me to something specific, I still suggest you use my email, I've mastered that. I can even do it in a heartbeat on my iPhone.

It is my fervent hope to use Facebook to keep you up-to-date on what I'm doing, where I'm going to be whenever I'm on tour, that kind of thing.

Until I've figured it out, though, know that I will be in Columbus, Ohio from April 28 through May 2 for the annual Romantic Times convention. I'll even be hosting a tea to celebrate the release of Sweet Tea at Sunrise, the second book of the new Sweet Magnolia trilogy coming out in April, May and June. So, if you're going to RT, check out the tea on Saturday afternoon and request a ticket. They'll be limited, so do it soon.

If you live in Columbus, but don't plan to attend the conference, keep an eye out for any booksignings I might do in town. After all, I went to college at Ohio State and worked in Columbus for several years. It's a town I love, so I'm very anxious to get back there and hopefully cross paths with some old friends and meet some new ones...this time face-to-face.

In the meantime, if you are on Facebook, check out my page and say hello. One way or another, I'll try to welcome you.

Sherryl Woods

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Blogger Kathleen O said...

I am with you when it comes to technology Sherryl.. But I am on facebook. It helps to have the younger generation to teach you things with computers... So I friended you on facebook...

February 21, 2010 9:33 AM  
Blogger Sunnymay said...

Hey, it used to be me looking on wistfully while others got on with the technical age. I took an introductory computer course at a community college and managed to increase keyboarding skills with practice and no longer look when I type. It's a great feeling. Now, the cell phone is something else. I brought it in to the store dreading buying a new one and the tech person simply pushed one button and I was OK. I had kept my cell phone on for 3 years and it finally objected. My daughter showed me how to get the text messages, so the little envelope is no longer resting on my phone.

March 3, 2010 1:11 PM  

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