Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Day in the Office, Alone, with Google

One of our classmates asked me today about her blogs missing comments. Even though some of her posts had comments on them, you could not see them, or even see that the post had any, unless you viewed just that post. From the blogs home page, it did not show that posts had comments. After 10 minutes of looking at settings, changing the template and a few settings, and just getting frustrated, I gave up.

After she left I came up with a brilliant idea. I would ask for help. No one was around, so I remembered my friend, Google. It took about 3.7 seconds for me to find the answer. Apparently her problem was not a new one. Others had experienced the same problem. Hundreds of people. And do you know where they put their worries, concerns and answers to the problems they had? Why on a blog, of course! Here is that blog. It has some information that you may find useful.

As I sit here and write this knowing it will be posted to a blog, I am amazed at the “connectivity” we can choose to have if we only wander into that space called the internet. Sometimes it is a good thing and other times less so. Like shopping trips, political systems, or marriages, action and participation and commitment will usually create better options to choose from. I just needed to reach out to my resources and participate in the conversation. The two of us did not have the knowledge to fix the problem. We needed others.

And you know, I am not even sure this answer I am sending her will even work on her blog. We will find out.

1 comment:

  1. I did the same thing. After brainstorming with one person, we didn't come up with an answer. So I went to the help bar. Voila!!! I received the answer, and feedback from others who had the same issue, and got a group solution that fixed it in minutes! That's collaboration!