Never underestimate you lot

Ello ello! Grace here.

Thank you so much for all the well wishes and good energy sent for my Oma last week. You lovely lot 🙂

Good news! She’s home and doing well. She’s already in less pain than she was before the surgery, which is always exactly what you want to hear! That the ordeal was worth it. We couldn’t be happier.

I was telling a friend over the weekend about a funny story involving my dear Oma and Granddad and technology, that my Mum blogged about last year (see below for a funny read!!)

The world is getting harder and harder to keep up with eh? My generation is pretty good at this whole ‘tech thing’. We were teenagers when picture messaging and iPhones became a thing, so we grew up with it growing. But even the generations coming after me put us to shame. It’s mental that a 9 year old can show me how to do something on my phone that I otherwise had no idea about!

And I have to say I’m often impressed by how good our Clarity family are at Facebook, YouTube etc, whilst generally being at least a generation or two ahead of me! Some people refuse to learn new things. But not you! You guys really embrace it and that’s something you should be proud of. Even now, you’re reading a blog on the internet, that was posted on a Facebook group that you figured out how to join, AFTER figuring out how to join Facebook. That’s quite impressive really. There are MANY people that would refuse to even try to get here.

And if you’re like me, you only need to do something once or twice and suddenly it feels like you’ve always known how to do it.

At Clarity we are trying to make some videos that will easily explain things like subscribing to YouTube and setting up notifications (see below) or tutorials on how to join our clubs (coming soon). Because honestly, it’s not easy to do these things if you’ve never done it before!

Quite a few years ago my Mum asked me to set her up on “The Twitter”. So I did. Even though I secretly and judgmentally thought ‘I doubt many Clarity customers will use twitter, Mum’. How naive I was. Within a month or two, she had over 3000 followers and I started hearing things about ‘Twitterarty’ & ‘The BarbArmy’. Blimey. How I underestimated you!

And my Mum has recently said that she would like to start using “The Twitter” again (it’s just called Twitter, Mum). In all the hustle and bustle, facebook groups and YouTube Tuesdays… Twitter has fallen between the cracks. And we’re bringing it back!

If you have a twitter account already, this will be easy. Just follow our accounts @claritybarb & @claritygrace

If you don’t have twitter and would like to sign up, it’s free and easy! You can do it on your phone or computer. Follow this link:

It is a pretty cool app! And you get used to how it works quickly. It’s fabulous for being able to follow or even directly contact a celebrity favourite of yours, and see what they’ve been saying recently. My Mum follows Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Richard Branson, for example.

I use it mostly for news myself. I find it to be a lot more informative (and factual) than news on Facebook. It has a section on what’s ‘trending’ in your town, or country, which is always quite interesting. If something happens in the world, I find that I go straight to Twitter to find out what.

Another top tip! Once you have a twitter account set up, there’s a great website called ‘Tweetdeck’. My Mum absolutely swears by it because of its layout. It organises everything into columns, and is incredibly easy to navigate.

So there you have it. Tech challenge of the week! And if you’re feeling confident, tweet us 😉

Lotsa Love, Grace xoxo

Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft and Well-being.

5 thoughts on “Never underestimate you lot

  • 25th February 2020 at 10:14 am

    Thanks Grace following you both. Have had a Twitter account for ages but to be honest I rarely log in and look. Will try and do better

  • 25th February 2020 at 11:08 am

    Hi Grace,
    Being a bit of a tech dinosaur I’m not into twitter, facebook and so on. I only have e-mails and Google on my computer now. 6 years ago we closed our company and retired but kept the web site name because we wanted to continue uploading craft samples and advice for crafters. I am beginning to regret this as daily we get nasty emails which circumvent the spam blocker hubby set up. Between the porno posts and the unwanted sales pitches I am being driven mad. If all this comes through despite very tight security on our machines why invite more? Several of my friends have been devastated by nasty comments received from unknown people and this too put me off.
    Google is useful for can access Clarity but as far as searching for most things is concerned I leave it to hubby whose second language is computer speak.. He seems to be able to access things quickly where I can spend ages and not find what I want.
    So pleased things are going well for your Oma. My friend had the double ops at 82 and is now running around like a spring chicken,she’s hard to keep up with!!!
    Love reading your blogs, keep up the good work.

  • 25th February 2020 at 11:44 am

    I got a twitter account years ago, but gave up months ago because of all the rando, m garbage in the feed. Thanks for the Tweetdeck advice. I’ll check into that.

    As a librarian, I frequently find myself helping our patrons on the public computers. Many of them will apologize for being “stupid” I always point out to them that it’s not that you aren’t smart. If you’ve never done something before, you can’t expect to be good at it immediately. (Except for Groovi, but that’s why we all love it) Thanks for the instructional videos.

    BTW, I went to add you to my twitter feed and your tag is @claritygrace3. The link here is correct, but I was typing in my phone and unfortunately someone else had the plain claritygrace.

  • 25th February 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Had a Twitter account for years but has fallen into disuse. Will bring it back to life then xx

  • 25th February 2020 at 6:50 pm

    I love Twitter, so have just followed both of you and turned on notifications for all tweets. Thanks, Grace! xoxo


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