VOF Week 3: (Blogging; Don't I Just Love it!)
Blogging is delightfully new to me. I had heard about blogging but until I signed up for PulseWire, I had never really blogged before. But I am loving it. At the risk of sounding conceited, I will say that personally, I have not encountered any challenges yet. Maybe in the future I will, but right now, I don’t think so.
The only barrier I have is cost. I buy internet time at a cyber café. Now, while the rates are not exorbitant for a one time use, if you have to be on the internet every day, the cost rises dramatically. But I have found ways to help myself. I have a computer at home that is not connected to the internet. This computer was given to me by a very good friend. It is a Pentium II, very slow, but it serves me quite well. So what I do is I type all my contributions at home, put it in a portable hard drive and take it to a cyber café. That means all I do is copy and paste. That reduces the amount of time I would spend on the internet. However, it is not possible to use this technique when replying to comments or checking out the journal pages of others. Most at times, I just read what others have posted and try to make a few comments but my participation is certainly not as I would have loved it. And I squeeze the time I spend on PulseWire to visit other sites like IJNET and Reuterslink
In future, I hope to be connected to the internet at home. I am saving up some money to buy a phone that will allow me connect to the internet at home. That way, I could always do all the typing and reading offline and just copy and paste when I’m online.