Weasel & Whine (0:17)
|Posted By Diana Williamson|
| Bribe yourself |
Well I agree. I usually bribe myself before doing so, I find this helps. For eg I just wrote a book- but trying to get it into a proper format and ready for kindle- has taken longer than writing the book! (fonts, margins, sizes etc etc).. So I say to myself- sit down and devote all day to reading up on self publishing and then take yourself to the movies! This helps. On the other hand I must say- the technology NERDS do make it a little difficult for the creatives- they do not write manuals LIKE THEY SHOULD for the layman-they assume we know too much and write very convoluted! So it's good to know enough in order to know who to hire to finesse things.
Thanks for sharing your experience Diana, I like the bribe idea. I've spent a lifetime in the publishing biz, and I've written and published a few books of my own so I know what you're going through. Here's a couple of resource books that you may find helpful: "From Word To Kindle" By Aaron Shepard. "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur" By Guy Kawasaki. —Michael
|Posted By Rachel Walker|
| Willie the Weasel... |
Hi Michael! I actually had one of those sneak into my house once, their not afraid of anyone.. BuT I totally agree AND I find technology to be a super awesome tool for musicians!! Access to the world via. your...finger tips? So many exciting things happening with the music BECAUSE of technology! Thank you so much, so much!! Rachel
|Posted By Matthew Moran|
| Learn, adapt, or die |
I was speaking to an employment support group and the discussion of learning technology came up. I explained that the phrase, "I'm just not that technical," can be rephrased as, "I am comfortable being out of work and irrelevant." I know an 80 year old woman who jumps into technology with enthusiasm. It can be done! Click that button! It won't blow up!
Matthew—I like your version of the quote much better than mine! —Michael
|Posted By Bob|
| Leopard, spots |
Been fighting the tech tide for years, with predictable results. Now, with construction in my building making work impossible, I'm cursing the fact that I have no laptop I can run away with to some quiet spot. On my way to Best Buy ...
|Posted By Susan Zinnetti|
| Weasel Training |
Great wisdom Michael. Your next book should be called “How To Tame Your Weasel”
|Posted By Lovely Rita|
| Not a Weasel |
Hilarious! I have been guilty of both, whining about the new tech world and weaseling out of doing anything about it. But finally I hired someone to update my website. Today I’m off to the Apple store to upgrade my phone. Bye Bye Android!
|Posted By Linden|
| Old Dog |
Can an old showbiz dog like me learn new tricks? Time for more training, I’m afraid. I’m alive at a time in the world when technology is the paintbrush, the letter writing, and the great communicator. And if I am NOT learning technology and improving my tech skills, then I'm afraid I'll be standing alone at the station, waving good-bye, as the "tech-train" keeps rolling on.