My dad thinks I’m a bonafide tech guru. When I was little, my mom used to tell me “everything is relative” Her favorite example was an ant. It’s teeny tiny compared to an elephant but pretty darn big if you’re comparing it to a grain of sand.
I can definitely show my dad how to share files on gmail or post a selfie to Facebook, but when it comes to the behind-the-scenes codes of doom of a website, I’m pretty much clueless. I have trouble even communicating with those tech-y people who speak pure jargon. I’m more of a “the thing won’t do thing, please help” type. I often find myself “how to” googling my tech questions only to find myself on a support forum page with answers too complicated for my pay grade. You have to do what!?
Which is why I hired someone to upgrade my website into a fully functioning e-commerce store, 100% mobile responsive (that’s apparently what they call it when your site doesn’t looked jacked up on a phone or tablet).
But the headaches continue because I still have to fill said fully functioning e-commerce store with products. And products need descriptions. And processes such as these inevitably elicit some tech problem I’m not equipped to solve.
My tech person provided a skeleton; I’ve been working long hours trying to give it some substantial flesh (sounds like a zombie thriller because that’s what it feels like). Hiccups are par for the course.
It’s relative though.
Because somehow, miraculously, I was born in 1981. Which means right about the time I wanted to run a business from my living room in my polka dot pajamas, the world was completely interconnected. I could reach people I’d never met using just the ubiquitous wifi my cable provider installed. Oh, and my laptop. That wasn’t exactly cheap.
Nonetheless, I actually can do this. I am doing it. Compared to my dad, I really am super, off-the-charts competent tech-wise. It’s going to all work out (at least that’s the current self-talk after I spent the last hour curled on the floor in the fetal position asking my computer why it just won’t do what I want it to).
Feel free to explore the new site. I LOVE it. But there are definitely some technical hiccups I’m still soothing. If you give me some feedback, I’ll be sure to tell you how great you are at technology– I mean there’s gotta be someone who is way worse so it will be the absolute relative truth.