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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blogging for Dummies with Multiple Sclerosis

What does one do when he is technology challenged to begin with, and then also has multiple sclerosis? He purchases every Dummy book he can get his hands on--in this case, Blogging for Dummies. The end result is a rather dumb looking blog, which either is or is not better than nothing.

A blog, as I am told, is a platform. It is not made of wood, but of words. Herein the author shows himself to be a person of talent and interest to those in high places, garnering the rewards of recognition and forging for himself the next best thing to actual credentials, banking on the notion that one can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time.

It occurs to me (as an aside) that these Dummy books, already so popular, could find a greatly expanded market among those of us with MS. Walking in a Straight Line for People with MS, for instance. Thinking Straight for People with MS. The Dummy's with MS Guide to Remembering the Simplest Things on Earth. And so forth.

Space, the final frontier. The blogosphere. Enter at your own risk. And so I add my voice to the bewildering din.

3 comments:

Mandy Crest said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts on The Health Central Network - congrats on your new blog.

I must confess, though, that I have a very difficult time with white text on a black background.

Looking forward to visiting and reading your blog. Best of luck to you.

R.W. Boughton said...

Sorry about the white on black, Mandy. I'm still working on the site (and probably will be for the next 25 years or so). I'll see if I can focus things a bit better.

LISA EMRICH said...

Hey Rich,

You've got yet another outlet here. Good for you. BTW, I'll add you to the massive list of MS Bloggers I have over at my blog.

Will you continue writing at Health Central and LiveJournal? Too many talented people in too many places. : P

And I agree with Mandy, the black background really makes reading difficult. If you go to your dashboard, click on Layout, then click on Fonts and Colors, you can adjust the background color as well as other aspects of the page. Good luck.

Welcome to the MS Blogger community.