by Cricket Desmarais
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN
Yes, I know, I’m diverging from the 11 ESSENTIALS TO BRIDGING YOUR CREATIVITY WITH BUSINESS, but when the call calls, I answer. That’s how I roll.
That & I KNOW I am not alone in my phobia of most things technical. My brain cannot easily grasp most abstract things. It’s amazing I’m a writer at all.
So what I want to say- proudly- is this: My book I Love Coconut Oil: 56 Simple Tips for Everyday Use, is now ready on Amazon’s Kindle program.
What I also need to add, ashamedly, is this: It took me well over a year to make that happen. The coconut oil train has definitely left the station, & I likely missed out on some of the passengers for taking so long to arrive at this.
WHY? Believe me, I tried.
To which comes this: (8 seconds, go on. watch it).
That Yoda. He gets me every time.
So, I did not do. Or rather, I DID. But it did not work. & Then, I gave up.
Here’s a new concept: ASK FOR HELP.
I don’t know about you, but I SUCK at asking for help. I am consciously working on asking for help. I put out a shout-out on Facebook about a different technical issue. Several pitched in to offer help. It was amazing.
Someone also pointed out a resource that I ended up checking for the Kindle issue- FIVERR.COM.
I was reluctant at first. There are half naked people willing to send videos to anyone saying they slept with your mother. There are people dressed like cats willing to sing telegrams.
There are also people willing to design logos, websites, fix WordPress issues. FOR FIVE BUCKS.
I almost feel bad about how little I paid to have my Kindle issue finally dealt with. Though more than $5, because my issue was bigger than most (go figure), I still would have paid five times more than what I ended up paying to have it fixed for me.
& so now, I celebrate two things: My book finally being available on Kindle, & finding a great resource for the future should other technical issues crop up.
With the nature of the web & technology combined with my robust right brain development, chances are I likely will.
What sorts of technical difficulties do you seem to rub up against? How do YOU deal with them? What are some of the great resources you use to help you feel your flow mojo?