The Marvels of Modern Technology – If we were having coffee

If we were having coffee we would be sipping our nectar of choice in separate rooms, chatting away over a webcam, or facetime, or hangouts…video conferencing. Whatever! Of course depending on the time I might be in the car, praying the signal didn’t give out, trying to balance my phone (not while driving) so I could see you better. And this is all so I didn’t miss my weekly catch up while spending the weekend away!

If we were having coffee, and you were one of my American friends, I would wish you a Happy 4th of July, and sit back (unless hunting for a signal) to listen to your plans for the holiday weekend.

4th of JulyIf we were having coffee, we probably wouldn’t have a lot of time, so I would save all my big news for next week. I might tell you I’ve agreed to do a live online author interview and I’m nervous excited about it. You would no doubt tell me to save that huge topic for when I’m not waving my arm in the air to find an extra signal bar on the phone. It would remind me, as I waited for the sound to come through after your lips stop moving, that I must buy a Webcam for my desktop computer. I can’t do a YouTube interview from my phone – people would grow tired of the constant delays and poor picture quality.

If we were having coffee, and not tired of repeating ourselves, I would tell you I’ve just set up a self-hosted website. Of course this would lead to you teasing me mercilessly because I know little about web building. I would admit that I have far too many blogs and would like to combine at least some of them, so I will be pouring over the internet next week, watching hours of YouTube videos and trying not to fry my brain as I figure out the best way to do that.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Monday I will be guest posting at Part Time Monster for the next installment of Monster Mondays, and at Sourcerer for the next Sourcerer’s Eleven, where I will be interviewing Joshua Robertson. There will also be an announcement from me at my author site, because the pre-order for The Fallen is up *happy dance*

At this point, if we were having coffee, and I’d caught up on all your news, I’d dash off to help my sister get ready for the party. I would, at some point, head over to Diana’s place – virtually of course – to check in with everyone else.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Mel 6Melissa Barker-Simpson is a mother, an author, an interpreter, a blogger and a geek – not necessarily in that order. She writes mystery, thriller, fantasy, science fiction and romance. Melissa lives with her two daughters in the North of England.

23 thoughts on “The Marvels of Modern Technology – If we were having coffee

  1. Jacqui Murray says:

    Great catch up. I have so many questions. A YT author interview–how modern! Is it live? Congrats on the pre-order. That starts the holiday off right. And a self-hosted blog. My techie blog is self-hosted. It’s good and bad. I hope you share your experiences.

  2. Corina says:

    It sounds like you are busy, busy, busy! A good busy, anyway! I hope the interview goes well and that you able to get the new site working the way you want it to without frying your brain!

  3. Marianne says:

    Well, I’m having coffee now, Melissa, and I’m all ears ;)! Hello, and thank you for the ‘follow’, Melissa. I’m quite impressed with all that you’re doing. I’m now following you, too. See you, soon.

    Blessings for a very happy day,

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