Internet issues

Technology is wonderful, but it also comes with a caveat: you can’t live without it, or so it seems.

This week I’ve done what I’ve needed to do for sometime-I have a graded my operating system. However, I learned that by doing so I also needed to upgrade my Internet connection.

So in the works I have a technician coming out on Wednesday to bring me into the 21st-century with my technology, or at least a little bit into the 21st-century. I wouldn’t say that I am close to being up-to-date or cutting-edge.

All that to say I have my doubts about putting up regular posts here at A Christian Worldview of Fiction between now and then.

Posting using the phone is not ideal but perhaps it’s better than nothing. At any rate, today I simply wanted to alert people to the fact that there might not be new posts for a few days.

“And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ.”

Of course I don’t always know what I need. I know what I want, and I know what I think I need, but God actually knows. So what he supplies, I understand to be sufficient for my needs.

My current needs then apparently are to go without technology in order to gain technology. 😊

Published in: on April 24, 2015 at 4:19 pm  Comments (9)  

I Have a New Toy—WordPress Meets Polldaddy

I’m not sure how long WordPress has made polling an option, but I just noticed it yesterday. I played with it today, and it actually worked! In case you didn’t know, that’s highly unusual for me. Technology just doesn’t generally work for me first time out. There’s usually something I don’t do right, something I don’t understand, something my software can’t do, something dial-up makes impossible, something not equipped for Macs … you name it.

But I successfully created a poll on my first try. So now I want to play with it. The question is, what question should I ask? Here’s one that will help me to determine the direction my content should take here at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. If I understood the poll set up, you will only be allowed to vote once. I don’t know if you can change your vote once you’ve pushed the button, but I suspect not. Let me know what you think.

While I have this subject on mind, I might as well tell you, when I began A Christian Worldview of Fiction, I really intended it to be for readers. I knew there were already a good number of excellent Christian writers’ blogs, primarily discussing the publishing process. Why add one more voice, and that from an unpublished author? I thought.

What I quickly discovered, however, was that my early visitors were mostly other writers. I had joined several writer communities, so naturally those were the first places where I mentioned my blog. As writers came by my site, I gravitated more and more to subject matter for writers. Well, also because I love talking about writing. 😀

Of late, however, I realize that a portion of the visitors here are readers primarily, which is wonderful. But I do wonder, then, if the posts about writing are … low on the interest level. I wonder about reviews, too—they seem to garner the fewest comments, and up to now, comments were my chief guide to what topics visitors find most interesting.

So now I have this cool toy, and I can actually ask you all these very questions. We’ll see how this first one works. 😉

Published in: on October 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm  Comments (8)  
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