Some days, you need a challenge. Okay, maybe not the kind I had at work, but nonetheless, a challenge.
After I spent almost the entire day troubleshooting a problem due to a software upgrade, I needed to prove I could learn something new.
For months (maybe a year) I’d put off learning the new WordPress editor. I tried it on a new page for my website and ended up more than frustrated. I installed a plugin that allowed me to use the classic editor and told myself I’d learn Gutenberg when I had time.
Time? What is that? Are there ever enough hours in a day? So days turned into weeks, then weeks into months. You get the idea.
But today when my friend Staci said she’d been using Gutenberg for a while and actually preferred it, I decided what the heck. I was going to make time.
And I did. It took me less than ten minutes to write a random blog post, select the featured image, insert a photo with captioning, add the category and tags.
And guess what? I’ve decided the new editor is easier!
I still have some things to learn and I won’t say that in a rush, I might use the classic editor. But overall, mission accomplished. I learned something new.
Made me feel pretty good about myself after failing to resolve the data issues I had at work. Speaking of which, a quick note to the software company yielded a phone call within an hour. The support person said the problem I had was not uncommon after an upgrade and that he would work to resolve the issue right away.
Could have saved myself a lot of time if I’d contacted them sooner, but as I said, I like a challenge now and then.
On the writing front, I’m finally getting back to my WIP. I had high hopes of publishing Cold Dark Night this month, but that’s not going to happen. I’m shooting for fall.
This weekend is a three-day holiday in the USA. I’m looking forward to it. Not sure what we’ll do, except take Little Bit for his annual vaccinations. Maybe I’ll accomplish something on my WIP
And now you have my totally random post, written using the new editor.