In Word 2007 and 2010, there is an option to publish a post as a blog entry. I wrote a book talk on Suzanne Collins’ last two novels in ‘The Hunger Games’ long ago. How long? Try January 30th. I polished it up and still will have a look tomorrow, but my big problem was not a severe bout of perfectionism. I had to patiently figure out how to upload my word document as a blog draft.
To most tech savvy people it’s not problem. Some people feel so scared nothing seems possible. In my case I didn’t get it the first time around. Stubbornness kept me plugging away at the problem. I went to YouTube to find a video demonstration. Nothing I can use. I finally went back to Microsoft help and had another look at the instructions. I forgot to write a blog entry title and believed the title given in my document served the same purpose.
Have a look below. The title in blue was what I needed to insert into my upload process while the title in the middle is what we all typically do in a Word document.
Trust me the little voice in my head wanted to give up. I printed out my document and nearly sat down to type the entry and upload my cover shots. I listened to the quiet, persistent voice saying try again. The screen shot I took nearly drove me around the bend, but the voice said again try again. This time it also said good for now. I now learn to trust that voice. I also learned the fine art of stepping back and giving myself time.
When I came back and reviewed all the information about uploading from Word to Word Press, I didn’t feel hurried or frustrated. (That happened earlier this month.) I took a breath, did the process again, got the same error message again, until I finally got it.
The result is tomorrow night’s book talk.
Software may make things efficient, visually appealing, and do tasks with ease. It does not teach a person persistence. No amount of software updates can ever replace the will to express oneself.