I'm totally lost here...

Blog Post created by SkyGirl on Feb 23, 2017

I am totally intimidated by this new site.  I read the advice on how to use it, but I can't figure it out.  And I'm not stupid.


Do I have an Inbox anymore?  If so, where is it?  How do I contact people privately?


I somehow clicked on something called "authored" and got a ramshackle, disorderly list of blogs I had written as far back as September of 2012, yet all were shown with dates of January of 2017.  Huh?


Do I have my own page anymore?  If so, where is it?  If we do have individual pages, how do I find my friends' pages?  Or see pages of new folks so that I can get to know about them?  Did our "Friends List" carry over?  If so, where is it?


Is there ANYTHING that resembles the way the old blogs were posted in real time?  If so, where is it and what is it called?


Is there a way to tell who is currently on EX at any given moment?  


What is the EX Cafe?  I've seen people mention it, but where is it?  What is its purpose?


I have come here several times and tried to look around a bit.  I don't even remember if I logged in or not...either way, I have sensed my level of frustration rising (and it takes a LOT to get me frustrated, as my friends here well know!) so I throw up my virtual hands in realtime despair.  And just leave this site.  WHY does this new site have to be so complicated to learn to use?  In the times I've been here, I've felt completely alone.  Completely.  I get NO sense of community at all.  I feel like this is a huge building that I'm running around in, down hallways, opening doors, yelling...and can't find anything or anyone.  


If I were new to EX, didn't know anyone here, and was scared and nervous about quitting smoking...well, I'd be gone from here real fast.  But since I know that my old friends are SOMEWHERE around here and that there MUST be some new stuff here that works well and is user-friendly, I'm going to trust that there is also a tutorial or a new user page or a "manual" of some kind.  Where is it, please?   And, hello, can anyone see this?  I don't even know where it will be posted?


xxxooo,   Sky