Blogging 201: Set three goals.

I’d like to know what I’m doing. I don’t know for example, how the dashboard works. That seems pretty stupid. I seem pretty stupid. But I don’t mind that. I just want to do things and be one of these people that knows how to pop pictures and drawing, perhaps a graph or something that explains something. I’ll give you an example of this. When Gladstone introduced the old-age pension for Britain in 1908, he asked one question, when do most folk die? The answer was around sixty-five. A new policy. Anybody over sixty-five got a pension. How liberal was that? Now, of course, sixty-five is when pensioners start hitting cruise control. At the same time families of eight or nine children are not as common and not as many folk are being born.  If you have eight or nine children, rest assured, other people hate you. They’ll call you a welfare scrounger. The paradox is although we live in a gerontocracy we need young people to maintain our standard of living. There’s a growing deficit. This can be shown in a simple diagram. In Gladstone’s era the dimensions for age, measured in years, would be the vertical axis and the number of people alive, numbered in thousands, would be the bottom axis. I’d guess it would look something like a triangle. Now the triangle is slowly turning the other way, tipping upside down. It would be great if I’d magical powers and could do something like that.


  • I’d also like to find time to read other’s blogs. I have checked a few out, but sometimes it asks me something I can’t answer like who is my gravitar and I just panic and leave, working on the assumption I can and will crash the net.


  • I suppose what I’m saying is I’d like to be a tech geek, or at least sound and talk like one. If that’s not possible I’d just like to know what I’m doing and be able to figure out what I’m not doing. Trial and error may be great, but whoever wants to go on trial has something wrong with them.


13 thoughts on “Blogging 201: Set three goals.

  1. I’m held back by my inability to use dashboard and upload files correctly. WordPress is renowned for being hard graft and uncooperative. It’s a mystery. The gravator thing is really odd. You can’t access their site from that page so no idea why it directs you there. Wish I could offer handy advice but alas I’m thick as that plank.


    1. I’m with you on this, Ray. Not a friendly interface for me either. I don’t want to invest the time and effort into getting to learn how to fly this thing but I suppose I must.


  2. Hi Jack, thank you for the follow!
    I’m just getting to grips (if you can call it that) with wordpress too, as I am quite new here, so I can understand fully how confusing it can be!…
    Got to say that I although I found the initial set up quite easy for a technophobe like me, its just all those little ‘extra’s’ people have that I will need to try to figure out 🙂
    Looking forward to reading more of your work.


  3. Hey most of the stuff isnt really easy to customize and some vary with themes so dont feel threatened when you visit other blogs. go to your settings, fool around and explore, dont be afriad to try out the options. the dashboard just helps you with settings and appearance of your blog. the gravatar is with your profile picture.
    hang in there and dont give up.


  4. Thanks very much for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy lots of entertaining writing and the wide variety of music. I usually post once a week. Please feel free to add comments. If it’s been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new! Good luck with your blog. Regards Thom.


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