If anyone describes me as being “technologically backward”, that would probably be an understatement.
Given my failure to understand anything other than operating the basics on my phone, I have managed to resist the lure of social media of all forms. I have told myself that my resistance is because I don’t have enough time to keep in touch with my friends and colleagues in person, without having the burden and expectation that I will communicate on line. Deep down, though, I acknowledge it is also because I find all things technological fairly daunting. It just doesn’t come naturally to me. In setting up our new firm, I am sure my colleagues have quietly lost patience with my cries of, “I can’t do it” and “Mine doesn’t work!”.
My 2 co-directors at BGM Family Lawyers outstrip my knowledge of all things technological, and particularly social media related by such lengths that I often need to admit that I have no idea what they are discussing. I acknowledge, though, that social media and technology generally are excellent ways to reach lots of people at once and to keep your profile “up” in an immediate and inexpensive way.
So, never being one to shy away from a challenge once I can be convinced to accept it, I recently bit the bullet and set up a Facebook page (actually, I admit, my husband did it for me). Whilst I haven’t yet made a post, I have replied to a post and been brave enough to “share” and “like”. I’ll build up to bigger and better participation, with the aim that I won’t offend anyone or show myself up as a complete novice.
So, when I make mistakes and you want to point them out to me, please do, but be kind. I’ll revisit this topic in 3 months, 6 months and 12 months to see what, if any, progress I’ve made.