No, I did not try to blast my way into the ‘airlock’ but I considered it. broken monitor (image from www.pinterest.ca/pin/335518240960233846/)
The defective computer monitor (Subtitle: ‘I’m sorry, Dave. I can’t let you back into the airlock’)
Friends who are skilled with social media marketing strategies, and much more clever than I, have been after me for months to expand my social media “platform.” Writing essays and short stories and posting them on a blog is fine as a hobby, they say, but if I want to be noticed in the virtual universe I must promote myself and my writing through a Facebook page, Facebook Live, tweets, podcasts, and YouTube videos.
No one is going to read your blog, or buy your books, they told me, unless you raise your online profile. Get noticed.
To do that, I needed more computer equipment, including a monitor that was larger than the tiny screens on my Kindle and laptop. Reluctantly, I went online shopping and found a Dell 27-inch monitor for about $120, plus shipping, from a company called Adorama.
Adorama – someday that name may be ranked with Chernobyl, Mount St. Helen, the Titanic, and the Chicago Fire. Comparing it to the Black Plague would be too severe. Probably.