Sunday, October 26, 2008

Blog Class

Kay Lake (center standing) teaches computer classes to Netwest members in Hayesville, NC


Netwest hosted a free class on building a blog and eleven attendees are bloggers tonight. The group met with instructor Kay Lake at the Moss Library in Hayesville, NC today. They varied in range of experience from some who had never seen a blog to one who helps friends with websites. Within in a short time energy filled the room, and once the initial fear of the process passed, the new bloggers took to the keyboards like chickens pecking corn. Brenda Kay Ledford was the first to post to the Netwest blog. I'm sure we will see more from her in the near future.
As the internet grows in importance in the life of writers, and all people around the world, we must keep up with technology, no matter our age. Younger generations have set the pace and it is a fast one.
I heard more than one "damn" and "I can't, I just can't" today, but the frustration soon gave way to feelings of accomplishment and pride. As Kay Lake told us today, learning new things builds dendrites which connect cells in our brains. Stroke victims are often prescribed computer lessons to heal and rehab the brain
What better way than to build a blog and write every day? More senior adults use computers on a regular basis than younger folk. Of course the younger ones have gone on to more sophisticated technology than email and google research.

Today I was told I should subscribe to Skype. Guess that is the next project I'll try in order to increase my dendrites.

7 comments:

  1. Great class.....I'm sure I reconnected a few dendrites in that short 4 hours. Thanks for including me.

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  2. Barb, we're so glad you came. We'll do it again

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  3. Sounds like you guys learned alot! I'll be looking forward to the new bloggers.

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  4. This was a fabulous class and everyone learned so much. I know I did. If I had not taken this class, I would still just be thinking about starting a blog. This gave me the jump start I needed.

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    Sam Hoffer

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  5. What a great idea this was!! I am most impressed with the new blogs created by the those who attended. I look forward to seeing them grow.

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  6. Pat, I was so glad so many of our local writers took advantage of the opportunity given by Netwest to learn something new that, hopefully, will help them in a number of ways.
    Glenda

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  7. One only had to look and listen to Kay Lake to know she had her "dendrites" buzzing and growing! Will keep my handouts close to my heart, (and close to my new blog). So grateful for the class!

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