A new MacBook Pro! Eeeeek, I am so excited! I have been wanting a new computer for a while, and with half of my income now coming from freelance writing, Matt thought this was as good a time as any. (The fact that I got a student discount didn’t hurt either. Apparently being a Ph.D student isn’t all crappy.)
Though I am over the moon excited about my new toy, we have a major problem. I have no earthly idea how the heck to use a Mac computer. Like, seriously, no idea. We got back from the Mac store, and I just stared at the thing wondering where the flip to start. Sure, I bought the extra one-on-one training, but I don’t think those college kids at the Mac store have any idea just how clueless I am. I literally feel like an 80 year old grandma who just saw a computer for the first time. I’m not kidding, its that bad.
So, here is where you come in. I need your help! For those of you who have Macs, I need your knowledge. Yeah, I’ll take the lessons from the peeps at the Apple store, but I need the insider knowledge. You know…What programs do you use for blogging? What are the cool programs I need to get? What artsy things can I do now that I own a Mac? What should I learn first? What places have cute carrying cases? You know, all those important things :)
So, if you have any tips for this 80 year old, technologically challenged grandma, please share, I desperately need them!
*PS: If you haven’t entered my Misikko giveaway, hurry and enter, it ends Thursday night!