Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The first blog post ever! It should be something really special!So what should one write in one’s first blog post! Something interesting, charming, witty! Something about oneself as well!
I was thinking about it a lot! I was thinking hard and I had some good ideas! And then one moment I realized I had already posted my first blog! Really! I am not joking and it is possible, at least, for me it is possible!
How did it happen? Where? and why? (you may wonder). As a matter of fact, that unfortunate moment I disovered that Posterous is a blog!And it happened last August when I was attending a teacher refresher course in Oxford and my dear teacher Jane wanted to teach us some technology. She opened a Posterous account for our group as well as for each teacher in the group!
I remember very well that Thursday morning when the 12 of us were in a computer classroom struggling our way into doing something with our blogs. Had I but known I was doing something that important! I would have tried harder! I would have thought more! But that morning , totally confused and lost in the digital sea, unaware of the importance of the situation, I wrote my very first blog! It was absolutely nothing like the first blog posts should be like.
Hello! I have forgotten my password!
Yap! That was it! Nothing more, nothing less! I don`t find it witty, charming or interesting. It does say something about me, though. It says a lot, if you have time to think about it.
The most obvious thing it says about me is that I am forgetful! How very true! I forgot the password I had just invented! It was the matter of minutes! And I am getting more and more forgetful as my head is running out of memory capacity! It also comes with getting older!
It also sends a subtle message that I am not on very friendly terms with technology! Or better said, I am trying hard to be friendly with her (in Serbian language the word technology is feminine gender so I can easily imagine her as a kind of modern wisewoman). But she doesn`t seem to return my tokens of friendship. She keeps giving me puzzles. She keeps speaking in riddles!
Another thing my first blog post says about me is that I speak my mind! I say what I think! Especially about myself. I admit my mistakes. It can be a good thing, it can be a bad thing. That`s me!
And if I connect that first post to this post, it says I don`t give up easily. As my dear friednd Victor used to say: If you can`t make it the first time, try, try, try again! And I`ve kept trying! I`ve travelled a long way from that simple message to this not-the-first blog post. It`s been a bumpy ride! I`ve had my ups and downs!
But I`ve come to the perfect place! I have met some wonderful, outstanding, unbelievably good people here. They were so helpful, supportive , friendly, encouraging! Now I understand the meaning of `Proud to be a Weabhead!` The pride is well deserved! And for the end I would just like to say: Thanks a million for everything you are doing! J