WordPress is driving me crazy. I hate redoing things, so I don’t like writing a post in Word or Google docs and then trying to copy and paste it into WordPress and spend time fiddling with the formatting. It does save time to cut and paste any research straight into the post and do my writing and clean things up and edit all in one place. There is one problem, though. I often will find so much on a topic I want to split my work into two or more posts. Or I get an idea for something more complicated, like a series or align posts to the holiday they are about. You can schedule in WordPress, but it’s a little tiny window and the crummy keyboard on my wonky laptop often sticks and I don’t get the date I intended. It also tends to freeze up and it looks like changes are made but in fact they are not. I know there are scheduling programs you can buy, but again that’s another layer technology to manage plus of course they come at a not so cheap price. Once you schedule it so you can see a calendar sequence of posts it is no longer a draft. They assume it’s finished instead of merely tentatively scheduled. So on occasion I wind up with drafts posting before I am finished.
There are also things that I want to do thhat work better on a regular website. So I set one up. Over time I have changed my mind about what I want to do with it. Someone at my coding meet-up has agreed to help me with the tech stuff that’s beyond me but I have had to puther off a couple of times. First the website went down and we spent time figuring out the hosting company would have to fix it. Then when that was done WordPress refused to update. I spent literally days manually upgrading permissions on files in WordPress, file by file. No one could account for this problem and I didn’t want to pay the tech for twenty or thirty or even more hours for something I could do.
Now I am behind. I’d take my laptop to work on it when I drive down to Georgia for Thanksgiving but I really don’t trust hotel internet security. Yes I have to stay in a hotel when visiting my family. Don’t ask. I may take the chance on the hotel internet. One reason I’m driving is the aggravation and cost of getting to and from an airport from where i live. The other reason is a good one though. After years of dreaming about getting one for the cats I am finally getting a custom cat tree from Furrwood Forest. I am just sorry Tony and Mosby never got to play on one. Mosby especially was a climber. This many makes cat trees that are works of art and very sculptural. I am really excited abut getting it and I will sav shipping costs, too. I promise to get my act together with the Go Pro and take pictures. Hopefully Cloud will be interested and go to the top, but he is also putting on extra steps for Mi Sun and Simba and there will be five levels with two cradles at the top so he won’t have to fight with Milk for the top spot.