Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tick, tick, tick... (again)

Every time I go to post, Blogger wants me to upgrade. Frankly, I'm chicken. I know that eventually I'll have no choice; they are trying to phase out the old system, but I'm in no hurry. I tried it out with the artwork blog and the whole process just seems clunkier. Google log-in, another password to forget... some days I can barely remember what day it is, never mind another password. I'm not suspicious by nature. (Just ask the guy I dated for almost two years before I found out he was married.) But I am suspicious of upgrades since the last OSX security enhancement blew out my email access. These days I'd rather leave well-enough alone.

What's that about? I once was willing to try anything new. "I'll try anything once" actually became my motto in my forties, after my second divorce. I was so unsure of who I was, what I believed, what foods I liked, my favorite color... I had to start over pretty much from scratch. Some of that exploration was fun, but it was also a lot of work. Rebuilding any life is a lot of work. I'm sixty. I don't have that kind of energy now.

So available energy becomes one of my discernment factors. What environments drain me? Where do I feel energized? Where can I rest? Not bad questions, I think.


Pat said...

Claire Joy, I love to walk in your blog garden. When I'm on a tear and rant binge, reading your words helps bring about balance.

Now about the upgrade. I agree with you. I'm on an art list and everybody's complaining about not being able to leave comments on the upgraded blogs. I, too, will wait until I'm forced to switch. It's all in knowing which battles are worth fighting, I guess.

Anonymous said...

SECOND divorce? Shit, this is worse than I thought -- maybe I've just move on from this blog!

Claire Joy said...

Excellent idea.

Natty said...

I agree: I don't really want to "upgrade" to the new Blogger. I don't have time to learn a new system, untie the knots and problems that will inevitably arise. And when I do have time to tinker with it, I certainly don't have the energy to be picking up pieces.

Alas, the only constant is change, right? Perhaps I'll venture into the "New" Blogger this weekend.

Good post. I'm sorry (for my own loss of everyone's wise words and profound-ish observations) I haven't been able to keep up with much blog reading lately.