Some, but not all, of the following “computer oys” have happened to me.
Have you ever sent an e-mail, or posted something on a message board, in the heat of anger, and then, when it was too late, said to yourself, “What was I thinking?”
When that happens, it is time for (cringe cringe cringe) Operation Apology. And crow is NOT the most savory dish in the world.
Have you ever sent or posted something that was taken the wrong way because you didn’t include a smiley?
Have you ever corrected somebody’s spelling on a message board, only to find that your own post contanes more than one glaring eror in speling?
Have you ever been in the middle of writing something absolutely brilliant, sparkling, your best work ever…. and the computer crashed?
Have you ever sent something meant for just one person to everyone on your group’s e-mail list? Nine out of ten times, it will be something extremely personal, something you did NOT want to share with the whole group.
Sometimes, however, this can turn out to be a good thing, because it is then that you find out who your real online friends are.
Has your cat ever walked across the keyboard while you were looking at your shopping cart, thereby placing an order for you?
For multibloggers: Have you ever posted something to the wrong blog?
If you can answer “Yes” to even one of these questions, then all I can say is “Welcome to the club!”
Of course, the up side of these computer mishaps is….
they make great blog material!