First off, I want to apologize for how sporadic my posts have been. As I have always said, it is extremely hard to keep up with a blog or writing in general while you are working fulltime. You’re physically, mentally and emotionally drained and it’s hard to stick to a writing schedule when all you want to do is sleep or veg out. I will touch more upon that in my next post, since this one is specifically about what happened last week.
On Tuesday, May 4th my laptop had gone offline and would not let me sign in, no matter what I tried. Now, this would usually be the part where one would look for computer repair shops near them, but I’ve had a lot of issues with this laptop in the year that I’ve had it.
It was a gift that my father had gotten me for my birthday back in 2020. I had it on my Amazon Wishlist, for a while since my HP mini was starting to run a bit slow and I wanted a more reliable computer to launch my blog with. I made the mistake of just skimming through the reviews of another HP laptop which included people complaining how over time, the computer ran slow, and that the memory was lower than expected. Guess what happened. A few moths in and it was crashing constantly, running slow, and had to constantly be restarted just to watch YouTube videos! I tried to stick with this computer for at least two more years since a) it was a gift from my father and b) new laptops are expensive. Then last Tuesday came around and I was over it. I was done with restarting, rebooting, troubleshooting, etc. Enough was enough. I needed a new computer; not refurbished and not from Amazon.
On Thursday after work, my mom drove me to Best Buy. I looked through their HP section, was shown what they had in stock that day and decided to buy An HP Envy 360. It does everything that I need it to do and more. I can make lesson plans and newsletters for my day job (childcare), type up blog posts, test the website’s layout on both PCs and mobile devices and watch all my shows without worrying about crashes, reboots or being able to log in. Although I am kind of bummed that I won’t be able to continue on my blogging and writing journey with the computer that started all of this, I’m happy to have something more reliable. Now I can comfortably work on my writing, blog, take writing courses and hone some skills that may help me with freelancing.
All of this is to say that I have a reliable computer and there is one less thing keeping me from posting regularly. Expect a regular schedule for blogging and possibly more. Happy reading!