Thurs. Sept. 3, 2020: Die for Tourist Dollars Day 106 — Grumpy Start

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus Retrograde

Foggy and humid

I HATE this new forced WordPress Block editing SOOOOO DAMN MUCH!!!!! I hate it, hate it, hate it.

I guess I’ll have to look into other blogging platforms. At least the websites offer the option to get back into the classic HTML editing.

This forced format does not work for how I want the site to look.

I HATE IT!!!!!

There’s a new post about the garden over on Gratitude and Growth. Sadly, it’s in this new HATEFUL format that DOES NOT WORK AT ALL.

Yesterday was fine, whatever at the client’s. Not as stressful as I expected. And I got the green light on a kind of wacky, fun marketing idea that I’ll play with and hopefully have ready next week.

Remote chat was fun.

A colleague sent me a video of an actor with whom I worked doing a really fun piece. We’d worked together on Broadway, briefly, at the start of his career, which has really taken off. Since he’s supremely talented and funny and professional and KIND, I’m so glad so many good things are happening for him, and the video was a delight.

A third party is trying to get me together to do some work for an “agency.” I took a look at the site – since they boast how they provide cheap content, we are not a fit. They can’t afford me, they won’t have the kind of assignments I want, and they’re basically one step up from a content mill (maybe a half step), so no, thanks.

I was awakened far too early by an international friend texting, and then wondering why I didn’t respond. I finally texted back “It’s 5 AM & I’m SLEEPING.” For once. I’ve been getting up at 4 lately, and I was so happy to finally sleep through the night and maybe sleep in until 6, but that didn’t happen.

So that was a grumpy start to the day. Hopefully coffee will help.

I’m going to polish the article, then run to the pharmacy to get my mom’s adjusted medication, then decontaminate, proof the article, get it off, and do the rest of the stuff on my plate.

Today I’m buckling down to clear off as much as possible because I intend to take off both Friday and Monday and give myself a long holiday weekend, wherein I shall do exactly as I please each day and rest up.

We’ve got a fight ahead of us this autumn on multiple fronts, so I need to refuel for it.

Have a great long weekend, and I’ll catch you on the other side. Hopefully rested.

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  1. Bit late to the party, due to moving house, but … there are 2 ways to get your classic editor back.

    Go to http://www.wordpress.com, which should take you to your home dashboard.

    Choose WP Admin, which should take you to the old style dashboard. From here you can edit/add/delete your pages and posts in the old classic editor – or you should be able to. For posts, it should look like a thumb tack, and for pages it should look like 2 pages. If you find this dashboard, bookmark it.

    Also, when you get your editing block up in the new editor, there should be a white plus-sign against a black background (+). Click on this and search for “classic”. This should bring up what looks like a keyboard. Click this, and your new “block” should look just like the old editor, but within its own block. This also works.

    Hope that helps!

  2. PS I hate the new editor too!

    • It’s hideous, isn’t it?

      • I think it’s a massive step backwards for a service that’s supposed to be quick and easy to use.

      • Totally agree.


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