Iâ€™ve been noticing lately that when anyone posts about going to Blogher, someone inevitably comments that they could never go to Blogher because they are too big of a dork. Well, I am here to set the record straight. First of all, EVERYONE who goes to Blogher is a dork to some extent. Think about it-a bunch of women spending a long summer weekend sitting in conference rooms with their laptops talking about Search Engine Optimization and throwing around words like â€œdomainâ€ and â€œFlickrâ€? Right.
Still not convinced? Let me share with you exactly why I am, in fact, a way bigger dork than you are and therefore you should come to Blogher if only to bask in my supreme dorkitude. You know how I got an HP TouchSmart PC to try free for two weeks, right? And how Iâ€™ve been staying up sometimes until almost 3:00 a.m. because it is just THAT MUCH FUN to use, and I have to send it BACK next week, and they want to take my precioussssâ€¦. oh, sorry. Okay, so. Iâ€™ve been using this PC for a week now, and Iâ€™ve gotten very comfortable with the whole Touchscreen concept.
Yesterday, I had to get my laptop out to retrieve a file. Only I couldnâ€™t figure out what I was doing wrong, why the file wasnâ€™t opening.
I was tapping the screen with my finger.
Shut UP! Quit laughing at me! Okay, laugh. Fine. Still think youâ€™re a bigger dork than me? Another feature of the Touchsmart PC is a wireless keyboard and mouse, which is very cool. Kaitlyn is constantly tripping over or pulling out the cord for my regular mouse; the worst thing she can do with the wireless mouse is lose a battery. A wireless mouse works by using an infrared signal, so it just needs to be aimed at the computer.
Two nights ago, I sat down to do some work on the PC, while my husband and son played cribbage in the kitchen. But something was wrong-every time I moved the mouse to the right, the cursor went to the left. I yelled to my husband that something was wrong with the mouse.
NO, he said, you are holding it UPSIDE DOWN.
BEHOLD, for I am the queen of dork. You may feel socially awkward, or shy, but I bet you know the difference between a Touchscreen and a regular screen, and I bet you know which way to hold a wireless mouse. So come to Blogher, already. Itâ€™s what all the cool dorks are doing.