I am among the technologically challenged, and when I went to my blog settings . . . and to many other places, electronically, logging into this and then logging in to that, I found myself unable to figure out how (are you listening, GoDaddy and Google?) to renew my domain ownership of this here blog. Which I want to renew and somehow forgot to do last month when it was due. So this morning, I asked my technologically sophisticated child to help me figure this out, assuming he'd be better at it than I am, and indeed, gentle reader, this is usually the case (I just learned from my ten-year-old how to use WhatsApp).
Well, the fifteen-year-old tooled around, bouncing from this to that to this to that again and said HE couldn't figure it out.
He tried again, and said, with a mad grin, "Kill me."
"Aw, come on, sweetie, is it that bad? Sorry. Maybe that kid at school who helped set up your computer? Isn't there some smart kid you know who might be able to do this?"
With a leer and chuckle, he said, "Satan."
You hear that, techies? I want to renew this website! I have my credit card out right now! Whyohwhy is it so very complicated? I want what I had before, which I think is the "annual" plan and when I tried, and my kid tried, we kept getting directions for the "flexible" plan, which is something entirely unknown and therefore quite possibly bad. So I hope some nice, sympathetic Google or Googlemail or GoDaddy or somethingorother blogspot (or one of the others we tried) employee lets me renew soon. Wouldn't want my little blog to evaporate. It's been fun.
P.S. Well, now I've talked to GoDaddy tech support twice; the first guy sounded very perky and positive and I paid 69 euros and something cents to try to buy the domain name back from whomever has purchased TheCriticalmom.com, but that can take up to thirty days. My second conversation with GoDaddy tech support was, it seemed to me, less optimistic: "THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO" said the voice of doom, or so it sounded to me. So I will either purchase a new domain or wait to see if I can get this one back soon. I think readers can access this through blogger.com