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Stretching the Comfort Zone
10/21/2008 6:18:34 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Teaching old dogs new ways of marketing.

I tried something new this month, stretching myself beyond the borders of ignorance. I hosted another writer on this site. The process is called “virtual book tours,” organized by Nikki Leigh.

Brutal beginnings. I had to link correctly to relevant “url”s, check website etiquette, interview the author via the coordinator, and choose the right dates to display the interview. Since I am a digital immigrant, and have not had a proper course since I left employment when e-mail was being introduced, you can understand my phobia in dealing with digital processes.

I feel like “In the beginning Bill Gates' group created the internet,” and we are at the start of a new civilization: texting, indexing, SEO’ing,Skyping, FTP’s PDF’s, URL’s, and a host of new words crawling into the English language. Am I suffering from Alzheimer’s or are we witnessing the creation of a new language in the 21st century, good old graceful expressions yielding to symbols, sounds, emoticons and such, with some self-appointed digital-native arbitrarily deciding on meanings. I can’t even consult dictionaries, unless I resort to Geekipedia, which, you noticed, hints to a language created by geeks.

Anyway, going through the process I activated another dormant cell in my brains and a few esoteric thoughts to boot. Let’s face it I do enjoy interviewing and writing. This was the perfect opportunity to combine both interests by hosting Shobhan Bantwal, a fellow writer from India, author of “The Forbidden Bride.” Doing so, I must have increased my karma. A week after the hosting, an opportunity to visit India crossed my threshold. I grabbed it. I am looking forward to great adventures. See you soon.

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More Blogs by Mary Terzian
• Which language first? - Monday, May 05, 2014
• Hacked but triumphant - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
• Can you Trust your Repairman - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
• Quo Vadis America? - Thursday, August 22, 2013
• Soothing wounds after identity theft - Monday, August 05, 2013
• A very insecure security key - Sunday, January 20, 2013
• 2012 in review - Wednesday, January 02, 2013
• In the Fall of Life - Monday, December 17, 2012
• In the Fall of Life - Monday, December 17, 2012
• Terzian is Winner of Dan Poybnter's 2012 E-book Award in multicultural nonfiction - Saturday, July 14, 2012
• Excerpt from "The Immigrants' Daughter" posted on Australian Website - Tuesday, May 01, 2012
• Chasing the silver linings in my clouds - Monday, March 05, 2012
• Review of 2011 - Wednesday, December 28, 2011
• Thrilling messages - Friday, October 28, 2011
• The Impact of Published Articles on the Writer's Mood. - Wednesday, March 16, 2011
• Ponderings, After Knee Repair - Wednesday, January 26, 2011
• Vacationing joy - Saturday, December 04, 2010
• Rainbows of Happiness - Thursday, September 09, 2010
• The communication tsunami - Monday, August 23, 2010
• Alternative hobbies - Sunday, June 20, 2010
• Book Club Meeting - Saturday, April 24, 2010
• Writers' Mood Swings - Saturday, March 27, 2010
• Ethnicity at Risk - Saturday, February 13, 2010
• Web addiction - Wednesday, October 21, 2009
• News - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Author fulfillment - Monday, April 06, 2009
• Impressions from a trip to India - Tuesday, February 03, 2009
•  Stretching the Comfort Zone - Tuesday, October 21, 2008  
• Interview - Shobhan Bantwal - Thursday, October 09, 2008
• Traveling abroad - Tuesday, July 22, 2008
• Time to Write - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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