Multi-Tasking while on a conference call

I was reminded, the other day, that there are only so many things you can do while talking on the phone. You can knit, you can move things around on a page, but you can’t read email, or write the same, because it appears to take the same part of the brain.

I was helping a client set up her blog, one more in WordPress by the way, and we were going over every little thing she would need to know. I couldn’t not listen, because it was over the phone, and I had to be in front of the computer too, so I could watch what she was doing, and comment. Unlike most of my other client, who had blogged before, she had never done so, so even though WordPress is mostly intuitive, it wasn’t for her. She was a bit frustrated by the style sheets, which I gave up explaining how to alter, and just altered for her, as well as for tags.

So, what did I do for the two hour call? I knitted. I couldn’t answer email, well not a lot, I couldn’t. And I certainly couldn’t work on anything else.

And now, having set her up, I wonder why I am still using TypePad, when I have been recommending WordPress over it? I guess because I have been using it for so long. I think, however, that soon I will make the switch, because with each new client blog, I realize how much more I could do with it.


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