What do I love about technology? Not a whole lot! I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century by necessity. My friends make fun of me because I am such techno phobe. However, it spite of this, I have a website, a blog, a face book page, read the daily posts from my listserve (which I love!), host webinars, and can use word and power point with the best of them. Oh, the irony! I can see how all of these things are important to building my business but it always feels like pulling teeth when I am adding something new. Julie, my web master, is now hooking up this blog with my facebook page. My apprentice Katie keeps this looking cool and is always adding thought provoking links to breastfeeding related topics. Check it out if you haven’t! Look for the Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor page. I would tell you how to find me there but I don’t really know how!
I do have to tell you that I would never make it without my husband. He is a programmer and can help me with almost everything. When I went to log into my website today, it didn’t take me to where I am used to going. I got a different page and was panicked! Where did my site go? How could I find it??? I had no idea. Fortunately, he did. With a few cut and pastes and key strokes, I was back in business. I would be no where near as hip with tech if he didn’t have my back.
I do love that this technology does give us access to such info! When I run across a problem that I can’t solve in my practice, I now have many cyber friends who can help me out. I love the articles and links I have access to. I love my webinars that I host monthly for the United States Lactation Consultant Association. I love learning! It used to be that I would have to wait for a new book to be published, wait for a breastfeeding conference to come to my area (Maybe 1-3 in our area per year. I used to have to drive long distances to get my knowledge fix.), or call someone long distance to get more info. No more.
Maybe this technology is a good thing. Sigh. I am a modern girl after all?