Aha…you get bonus points for checking this page out. I like that. I figure there are two types of people who look at this page. The first group of people coming to this page want to know who I am. I’m Anne. Yes, it’s just me.
I like to say I’m a life-long learner that is constantly intrigued by technology, but that usually puts me in the bucket labeled “propeller head” or “nerd”. I’m OK with that. The second group wants to know if I allow guest posts. I don’t.
I’m a business professional that has been around PCs since the early ’80s. This site is a passion and not my primary job. I’ve run support organizations, online bulletin board systems (BBS) and training programs. I also help run a number of websites and sometimes post items on WebMasterDragon.com.
I got started with PCs when few people knew which operating system would prevail. This was well before Microsoft came out with Windows. And yes, I’ve seen the rise and fall of both Microsoft and Apple. And let’s not forget the inroads Google and Linux have made.
In the last 30+ years, I have seen the continuous frustration of users with personal technology. Seldom can I go to my favorite cafe without someone asking a question or sharing a problem. Sometimes even knowing the right question to ask is a challenge for folks. Many of those questions have turned into articles. The common denominator is all these people are frustrated and want their stuff to work.
This site is about teaching you more about the tools you own. I like to think people have a portfolio of tools which might include their Windows PC, smartphone, tablet and so on. I know you don’t have the time to read the manuals. Many of you are professionals without the benefit of a corporate support staff. You’re busy doing your job and may not have the opportunity to try new programs or services.
My goal is to teach you about these tools through tutorials with easy instructions and language. I also provide additional content on some articles with video tutorials and spreadsheets. The content covers many areas ranging from explaining tech terms to showing you a program feature. I might even throw in a fun website every now and then just to remind you that all work and no play is unproductive.
Affiliations and Revenue
I also want to stress I’m not affiliated with any PC company or association. I do receive revenue from various ads. And because many people now use ad blockers, I have started to use some affiliate links for Udemy.com, Amazon.com, Lynda.com, MyExcelOnline.com and other sites to help offset the cost of this site. These are on products I have used and in some cases written reviews. In these cases, I disclose that there is an affiliation.
And while I may mention systems, processes, and workflows, I don’t consider myself a “productivity expert”. I think we get too hung up on that phrase. We strive to be productive but fail to consider our goals and efficiency. I also know from experience that you can’t force people into your system. I remember as a young manager trying to get people to use a system I found useful. I had the best intentions, but failed to realize that people learn differently.
I am serious when I said I get most of my article ideas from friends and co-workers. I’m always looking for topic ideas. If you have a question on how to do something, feel free to let me know. I can’t guarantee I’ll write an article on the topic, but I’d love to see what’s on your mind.
And thanks for reading.