Then I tried to log in to Blogger to blog.
I entered my password five different times. It wouldn't accept it. Then it started giving me a word verification along with my login info, and I swear I've never seen such difficult captchas in my life. Not only are they nonsensical words -- which are very hard to type because your fingers just don't want to do that -- they twist and color the letters to the extent that it's impossible to decipher. It took me so long to get logged in that I lost all desire to blog. By the time I landed on the Compose page, the only thing I wanted to compose was my letter to the Internet telling it to shove it someplace dark and smelly.
And I had a strong desire for wine.
I suck at technology as a whole. I admit that. I got FaceBook figured out, but Twitter still causes me problems. I refuse to even investigate Google Plus or some of those other social media sites because I have enough hassle in my life without trying to navigate another login/password combo with a capcha and a site-specific set of commands for usage.
Oh, and lets not even talk about password requirements... I have a standard set of passwords (I'm sure you do, too.) All meaningful and easy for me to remember, but nonsense to anyone else. (None of them are "password.") But that's just not good enough for some sites. They put restrictions -- must be 8 characters long, containing at least one number or special character, or no special characters, are , in some cases -- but not all -- case sensitive, etc, etc. Hell, there are sites I can't use because I can't remember my stupid password, because I had to design it to their specifications and now I can't log in. I also can't re-register because the email address already exists in their database. But the minute I try to reset the password, all those restrictions come back into play, meaning there's no way I'll remember it next time. (But yet techie types tell you not to keep a notebook of passwords. How the hell am I supposed to remember them all?)
Sometimes I think it would be easier to just become a luddite. Forswear all online socializing and move into a cave. But, at the same time, the internet has brought some really great people and opportunities into my life. I'd miss it. (I'd probably get a lot more accomplished if I lived off-line, but I'd miss it.)
I wouldn't miss the hassle of logging in, though...