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Reading the article by Nick Holmes in Legal Information Management about law blogs, made me think about just how little I really know about certain technical stuff.I’ve been blogging personally since March 2006, so I can post, I can hyperlink, I can insert pictures, yet I still don’t know how to make a banner. HTML is a mystery to me (new look Blogger = so nice!!), I can’t trackback visitors (to either blog), and I failed when trying to put a statcounter in the code of this one.

I’m a techie failure.

But, I ask myself, do I NEED to know all these things? A banner makes things look prettier, and I may not be able to do it myself, but I know people that I could ask to do it for me. I can live without prettyness, and save favours for essential times. Do I really need to be able to rummage in HTML? Why would I need to track back visitors, other than for my own personal interest? Do I have the time to learn how to do any of these things anyway, and if I do, would I be able to spend enough time on them to make me actually good at them?

I’ve come to the conclusion that I should be happy about the fact that I’m able to do a lot, and accept that I don’t have to be able to do everything.

I think that works for life / work too.

Comments

James Mullan said…
I read the article as well and thought it was very good. I have to agree in that you really don't need to be that technical to create blogs and feeds.

That is the power of Web 2.0 that it gives web users the chance to create content without having in-depth knowledge of HTML or XHTML because either the code exists already and you can just add it or it's likely that someone will write it soon and it will be freely available.

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