This is an interesting experience. This, I mean, how I started using Google for my work. Let me tell you something from the very beginning. I am an ordinary individual, the ones you meet every day, everywhere. So do not expect anything highly technical or something that goes over our heads when I narrate my experience with Google.
I am a voracious reader. I like to read fictions of all kinds. I also like to write. Having said this, I will tell you something else too. I started writing about the books I read and liked. What did I write? Well, I wrote the story synopsis, the characters, what I liked about them and what I did not like. Needless to say, I wrote in word files.
Then the idea struck me: let me create a blog. This happened nearly 3 years back. So I decided that a blog is my answer to all things related to books. During that time, blog, blogger, blog post were buzz words. But, I had no idea what a blog was or how to create one. So I searched for a clue.
I hopped to Google. Is not that the storehouse of information for everything under the Sun? So that is where I went and searched for how to create a blog. A plethora of information in the form of links, pdf, videos was unfurled. I started clicking on everything that was provided. At the end of day-2, I was as confused if not more, as when I started. Everything was so technical and everyone who wrote appeared an expert on the subject and that did not help me one bit. But, I accepted the challenge. Google was the most versatile search engine which provided me with a breakthrough. I learnt new terms, new ideas, and new applications which I never knew existed. Had it not been my passion, I would not have knocked on Google’s door.
At the outset, the idea of creating a blog and seeking information on the same was daunting. Google did provide me with excellent information, but, for a novice like me too much information was impossible to handle. Reading, browsing, jumping from one link to another were all futile exercises for someone who had no idea what she wanted and how to go about it. So I narrowed down to just how to build a blog using Blogger. And then I searched for step-by-step information, something in the form of a guide. Needless to say, that is when I began to crack the mystery. I also learnt that the key is to tame the lion (Google) and that comes with practice.
And holla, I started the blog on my own. I learnt everything via Google, how to choose a theme, how to insert tabs, how to post pics/videos using hyperlinks and also how to embed a chat roll. I made plenty of mistakes, but, also rectified them, thanks to Google. I learnt everything online, everything from Google’s resources. During my journey of creating a blog, I also learnt newer techniques, read interesting articles, and got excellent ideas on how to put thoughts into words.
You got to have patience if you are starting out with something. Google is perfect for learning, but, it is up to you to put it in to use what you have learnt.