WordPress shenanigans

This morning, I received a couple of emails, one from the USA and one from Belgium. USA was thanking me for following him. I responded “I thought I was following you all along, I don’t know why I was unfollowed”. I wondered why I wasn’t seeing his art in my feed, so I went to the blog and it said ‘follow’ instead of ‘following”. Weird. This isn’t the first time this has happened to me, I was unfollowed a couple of other bloggers in recent times, including ashleyleia. (Why? I don’t get it…) Belgium wanted to know if something was … Continue reading WordPress shenanigans

Need to know 4 – writing cabin

Missed the first questions? Click here: Need to know 1 – happiness Need to know 2 – chores Need to know 3 – relationships You were given a month away in a cabin to work on writing undisturbed. Question a) Is the desired cabin in the mountains, on a lake, in a forest or on a beach? Question b) Who would you like to have with you as your writing companion? Me: WELL. I think I would like a cabin in all of those locations, but if I had to pack up and leave today I’d pick a beach. I’m … Continue reading Need to know 4 – writing cabin

Need to know 2 – chores

Missed the first question? Click here: Need to know 1 – happiness If you could give up one necessary household chore forever but had to replace it with another chore, which would they be? Me: clean the bathroom I want the bathroom to be sparkly clean as well as highly organized. I don’t want to think about where stuff is, I just want to reach for it and do my business. This is tricky in a home where multiple people use the same bathroom. Why is it so hard to put the toothpaste in the same location every time, hang … Continue reading Need to know 2 – chores

Need to know 1 – happiness

Name one tangible thing that makes you blissfully happy. Explain why. Me: Fresh sheets on the bed. There is something about how a freshly laundered set of sheets, pillow cases, blankets and comforter induce a deep, satisfying sleep for me. I still revel in it when I wake up that first morning after. Your turn. 🙂 Continue reading Need to know 1 – happiness

Questions about blogging: Are you as curious as I am?

A lot has happened in my life recently that I typically don’t divulge on the blog. I could write about it, and in some instances, I may at some point. But writing is a strange creature, to me. My writing mindset has to be *on*. Plus it feels like my words need to rattle around in my brain a little before I can type them out and hurl them into the social internet. Continue reading “Questions about blogging: Are you as curious as I am?”

Inquiring minds want to know – 8 questions

Who wants to play? Let’s start with 8 questions: What is the first action you take when you feel out of control? What do you fear most? If given a chance to rebel against something, what would it be? Are you by nature a jealous person; why or why not? What is your favorite type of weather? Do you see yourself blogging for the foreseeable future? What is one thing you’ve always wanted to try and what has held you back from trying it? You have been given 6 months and an unlimited budget: where do you want to go … Continue reading Inquiring minds want to know – 8 questions

A little more about the self-checkouts, and the poll results

There is something about the rise of self-checkout stations at many stores I hadn’t considered until I read a thing in the business section of the Toronto Star, who quoted a source from the Wall Street Journal:

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What’s up with the deactivated comments in WordPress?

I contacted the Happiness Engineers at WordPress to find out what the disconnected comment situation is all about. In my case, it usually happens if I publish in mobile (rarely) or if I start writing in mobile, and then finish/publish on my laptop (usually).

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