And here we are, going back to work. But, of course, not actually going anywhere. Tomorrow I will be training on Zoom to learn how to do this online teaching thing. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I suppose it will be useful to learn how to do all these things, I mean, if I want to be a writer and an editor I should probably know how to use online communication.
I guess it’s just nerves. I’ve never been particularly handy on computers, at least not since I left office work over 20 years ago. Within a year after I left, everything I’d known was obsolete and I just quite trying to keep up. Now I have to figure out how to talk to people on a computer.
Hmmm, I think I’m beginning to see the problem.
I watch YouTube a lot. There are a lot of interesting channels. College Info Geek is my favorite. I also like Rowena Tsai, and I just started watching Chanelette. One thing that I find interesting is they have no problem being in front of a camera. Like this video Rowena Tsai put out yesterday:
I’m not the kind of person who can stand to see herself on a screen. And I certainly could never act like that for anyone to see. It’s just not my thing.
But, then, teaching isn’t my thing and getting up in front of a classroom full of people is not my thing either. So, maybe the fact that “it’s not my thing” really isn’t a thing after all.
What about you? Are you working remotely? If so, is this new to you as well?
And for those who don’t get to work remotely, I hope you will be able to stay safe. I really think they need to give you a raise, and a big one, for the work you are doing. ALL of you.