The pain of learning new things

When I worked as a study abroad advisor at Montana State University, summer was when I had time to try new things or learn new skills. Sometimes it was easy. Most of the time, it was not. And the pain of learning new things is often a barrier to giving that new thing a try.

It’s on my mind because I’m learning new things.

I’m slowly and painfully learning how to create more short content videos for some of our social media platforms. This is well outside of my wheelhouse, but I think it could be a valuable avenue for connecting and growing our audience. So, I’m experimenting with this new content.

I’ve spent more time learning this new skill than I care to admit. Part of the pain of the learning journey is that I’m reusing content and it’s not always recorded in the vertical format needed. Another part of the pain is that I’m using a new software tool.

And we all know what learning new software can be like.

Drawing of a person sitting a desk with a laptop, with their head on the keyboard, displaying the frustration of learning something new.

But it doesn’t have to always be that way.

That’s why we spend a lot of time thinking about how easy it is (or isn’t) to start using Cascadin. I recognize that while Cascadin is a simple tool, it does take time and energy to transition into a new system. But it shouldn’t be painful.

We listen to the people using Cascadin, whether they’ve used it for two years or created an account yesterday. Your feedback matters to us and continually helps us improve.

Here’s how we help you learn to use Cascadin without the pain.

Your time and privacy matter

When you first create an account with Cascadin, you don’t need to provide a lot of information. You only need to enter a few things to create a unique Space in Cascadin.

Kerplunk guides you through your first steps

Once you’re in the tool, Kerplunk the Otter walks you through the different layers of Cascadin, helping you create your first project and task.

Additional resources

From there, we have a resource page with helpful tutorials and troubleshooting. These resources will keep growing.

Ongoing support

Finally, we’re here when you have questions, suggestions, or need support. That’s why the simple feedback tool is always available in Cascadin.

These are a few ways we make sure Cascadin continues to value your time, energy, and privacy. 

If you need a simple system to help you track, document, and organize all the cool things you do, Cascadin is here for you, without the pain of learning something new.

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Alyson Roberts

Co-Founder & CEO

Known for organizing the dirty dishes before cleaning them, Alyson is learning how to do less, better and helping others do the same. She loves exploring beautiful lands near and far, trying new recipes, aspiring to be the next Star Baker, growing her garden, and avoiding board games at all cost.

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