It's 12.50 a.m. and I'm scribbling away so that I can post this in the morning.
A few minutes ago I had checked the day's emails and there was one from Jo reminding me it was my turn to write the blog. The late log in was due to having elder son and family here with us. Personal time is at a premium when you have a teenager (almost adult but not quite), plus a terrible two (but gorgeous), and a nine month old (super), prioritising for you. All boys, I might add!
I had checked the planner twice in the last week, in case of any changes, most recently on Sunday, and quite smugly announced I had nothing to do until March.
Oops! Back to the planner I went and couldn't see my name. Then I noticed the small print, 'more'. A magic click and there I was - Blog Chris N. I also discovered I am doing This Week on the 1st of February.
Now I like to consider myself a seasoned member of WA so how, I'm asking myself, did I manage to miss my blog spot? Easily, it would seem.
This brings me to the tour of the site which we are currently looking at with a view to updating. It is a long time since I even glanced at it but when I read through it as sent by Jo, I thought it comprehensive and quite easy to follow.
That point brings me to the other problem I experienced in my early, and not so early days, as a WA member. I would have difficulty posting my muse. A number of times I sent it to Jo as I could not see it on the page. Not once did I go back and look at the tour - I believe I had even forgotten it was there.
Now that could be just me as I am not good with technical things and tend to have a mini panic if something doesn't go according to plan rather than keep cool and go through options logically. I do think I am much better now and I thank WA, and its knowledgeable members for that.
The point I feel, is the tour, or similar, is a valuable tool, but so is the buddy system. No two people learn and understand in the same way. We all need different styles of input as we take away different things.
I will end now apologizing profusely for being a day late and promise to remember to read the 'small print'.