Word Tasker is my micro-business. I provide a range of services for businesses, organisations, students and individuals both online and face-to-face. In this blog, I will share my knowledge and describe tools and tips that are relevant, practical and relate to real issues and resolutions I encounter in my day-to-day work with PC users.
I take the view that:
- We can’t know everything but we need to know how to search, who to ask and to find out the solutions to our problems, ‘just-in-time’ rather than ‘just in case’. Look forward to blog posts covering search strategies, finding what you need quickly and how to evaluate search results.
- We don’t know what we don’t know — how often do you come across something that you didn’t know was invented or available? There is an app for just about everything these days and commonly used programs are always updating and adding features. My blogs will share recommended sites and usability tips that are useful to the people I help. I am always looking for Australian content, rural-friendly, usable and low cost apps, websites and programs.
- You can learn from everyone and anyone. When I help someone with their computer I often learn different ways of doing things. What if you can’t use a keyboard, see your screen or get that mouse to behave? Accessibility is an issue for many now. Kids are learning coding in primary school. How do we stay linked in and switched on?
Some blogs and articles recommend free software that looks to be exactly what I need. Many times I have downloaded something only to find I have an unmoveable water mark or a 30 day trial version and then be expected to pay. If I haven’t trialled something myself I won’t be promoting it.
I don’t get paid to endorse a particular product or service and if one day that changes I will be sure to acknowledge this in reviews.
While this blog is predominantly about computers, software and the internet I am sure that some of my other passions will sneak in from time to time: horses, farming, photography and music will possibly get a mention — there is more to life than computers right!
I welcome comments and suggestions on this blog, even if you don’t agree with everything I say. One of my favourite sayings is that ‘there is no one right way’; if it works for you — stick with it. Please keep comments relevant to the topic and maintain respect for others. I will quickly remove any offensive, disrespectful or irrelevant comments particularly spam – I don’t need Rayban sunglasses thank you.
So comment and share away — this blog is for all of us and it is motivating to know I have an audience.
Next up will be something about cyber safety (putting it in print will force me back to the keyboard!)