From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art.
Both Carolyn and I are on the computer a lot, and one thing we hear from people of all ages — even in their thirties — is this:
“I’m too old to figure out this technology stuff.”
While we accept that attitude from both of our mothers, because you just don’t argue with your mother, we try to encourage others to not have this defeatist way of looking at things.
Of course, if you don’t need to use the computer or advanced technology, then there’s no need to worry. We ourselves have an inexpensive cell phone for traveling, and don’t worry about if we’re smart enough to conquer a smart phone. They don’t work out in our rural rural enclave.
For years, we ourselves avoided YouTube and video creation because we didn’t have time to tackle the learning curve, but I’ve had so many people ask me to provide digital instruction that we launched into our Step by Step Watercolor Success DVD, which has been a success indeed. People are loving it.
But until now, not enough people could see the promotional video on YouTube because it wasn’t showing up on mobile devices. Trying to find a human being to help you out at YouTube is as easy as finding a trained elephant at Amazon, and we embarked on hours of research.
And we succeeded! We discovered why our first effort did not work on mobile devices, and revised the promotional YouTube video for Step by Step Watercolor Success — you can check it out by clicking the link in the image above, or by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8le3YxHcyks
We’re all constantly improving, every day that we breathe, and if you ever feel tempted to say, “I’m too old to learn new technology,” or “I’m too old to learn how to watercolor,” stop yourself immediately.
Then ask yourself, “Do I want to learn how to do these things?”
If the answer is yes, then go for it. Expect frustration. Expect a learning curve. But keep at it, and you can expect something even better:
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