What time do you write?

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It’s interesting to think what is the optimum time to write….?

I find that I’m usually busy in the day, but sometimes have a bit of time like now,  to write. But the normal time I write is in the evening. Usually when the TV is on and I’m not particularly engaged in the programme.  Sometimes I find myself listening to the television with one ear and my husband with the other whilst typing here. My brain can be quite scrambled when I’m doing that.

At the moment I’m listening to a TV programme called countdown when contestants choose a series of vowels and consonants and try and make a word up to 9 letters long. The longest word wins the round. A bit like scrabble really. The other game they play is a mixture of 6 small and large numbers and they must use arithmatic to get to a random number that the computer generates. Each game is only 30 seconds long…….

So getting back to when I write, sometimes I’m racing to publish something before midnight. It’s become a bit of a challenge to myself. I don’t really know why I do it, it may be because I’m quite competitive and I like to try and keep my writing limited to the same day. I guess I treat it as a bit of a deadline.

My other habit is writing late at night or early in the morning when I can’t sleep……as long as its not too boring.

Chaos

I’ve added a cleaning service on my phone. But it seems to have done slightly too much of a deep clean on it, or at least that’s my guess as a non technical person.

My WordPress account is shooting straight across to Facebook again. I will have to try and get help sorting it out. It is annoying, it makes me feel like chaos is taking over….

So apologies if my posts are a bit confused.

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Here’s hoping…

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I haven’t been able to use WordPress as I used to for the last few days because I’ve been having some work done on my social media. It seems to be working now on my tablet but not on my mobile phone?

I think I altered something and it has thrown everything out of kilter, so this is another test to see if the post and its accompanying picture go to my Facebook page.

Fingers crossed. X

New editor review. Plus link from WordPress for help with it.

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I’ve just reverted back to the old classic editor (thanks Martha Kennedy for explaining).

I tried to get the new one. I really did. But there are too many bells and whistles I don’t understand.

If I had to rate it I would give it 7/10.

Its not bad, but for someone like me who can’t code and who has only rarely used html… What is that anyway? I was just flummoxed.

Things like tags, I like using tags so people can find my stuff. It took me a while to find them on the old version. I found them again on the new editor. But although I eventually found the publish key I don’t know whether they showed up.

My other problem reverting to classic, is that I have already written this once. Pressed preview and then an error message came up, page cannot be found! It feels very much like a poem I wrote, “unexpected item in the bagging area”. So I put in a plea to WordPress to ask for help. No response yet. I’m not saying this is bad, just that I’m not clever enough to understand. ….

Post script.. .

I’ve had a response from WordPress… You can use this link for more information on how to use editor:

https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/

The wind is moaning

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Like fingers plucking at strings, or air blown across the top of a bottle.

We knew we had bought cheap windows. But I didn’t expect the moan when the wind was in certain directions.

First the front window started to ululate gloomily, a long rising note, not too high pitched. Only when we have a northerly wind does it start up with a tune.

Then we noticed one of the kitchen windows joined in with its own moan. This does not happen when the trees are covered in leaves. But when the shelter blows away as autumn progresses the light moaning starts to return, gradually deepening as a storm intensifies.

You really couldn’t get more excellent moans. Just add the motor from the fridge making puppy dog whines as it starts spinning up and you have a whole set of spooky sound effects even when you least expect them.

New editor?

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I keep getting a message to try a new editor and “level-up your layout”?

I’m happy with what I’m using, I understand what I’m doing. I had a little look and there are options that bewilder me. I have not accepted it yet. Is anyone else using it? I like the simplicity of WordPress and chose a simple option. I know other people who have struggled to start a page here.

I wish social media platforms would not try and impose change. Perhaps they should put tutorials on line to explain.

Like the use of self checkouts in super markets , we have to face changes in life, but I would like some explanation as to why.  We are WordPress customers after all, they should be serving our needs?