SCORE

Blair Fielding came to Asheville SCORE for help with her business as a writer and cause marketer. She initially approached SCORE counselor Marc Czarnecki with a stack of paper writings and a request for help starting a blog.

Here is a post about the technology help she received from Asheville SCORE:

Techno-Phobia

by Blair Fielding

Everyone I know has a SmartPhone – not me. Everyone I know is on Facebook – not me. My MacBookAir and flip phone serve my needs. I've chosen not to keep up with technology. Who can keep up – given the fast speed at which it moves. I am plagued with a techno-phobia.

One arena where I've broken through my techno-phobia is in birthing the blog, OldBoldandBeautiful.Life. The motivation for this is to address ageism, its impact on women, and, specifically, my own journey. Thus my entrance into the blogging world of technology.

                                                                

Having no idea on how to start a blog I did what we all do these days – either a google or youtube search. Through a google-search SCORE* came up which is a volunteer-based organization that counsels individuals on developing their own business. Thankfully, they had a techno-guru, Marc Czarnecki, who has guided me in developing OldBoldandBeautiful.Life.

By comparison to the many super techno-savvy blogs, OldBoldandBeautiful.Life is simple. And in its simplicity is fully congruent with me and what has been a lifelong style of simple living. Many would say I am resistant to embracing our techno world of today. I admit this is true. Yet, I must say that rather than spending time with 'friends' on Facebook or hypnotically engaged with my SmartPhone, I prefer to sit on my sofa with a cup of tea and a good book. The only thing that might make this better is if a best friend/lover/companion were sitting next to me with his/her good book and a cup of tea.

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