Checking in to Say Hello

I thought I’d drop in to say hello today. A cursory look at the blog and it’s obvious I’ve not been around much lately. I could beg any number of reasons why, but then this would look and sound like a pity party. And to be truthful, I only throw those parties for myself.

Several posts are underway and in draft form, but they aren’t ready to seek public approval or catch the eye of the appropriate reader. I’m also working on some book reviews, especially memoirs, and hope to have one or two of those up soon.

I also want to share with you that I’m experimenting with the new editor, Gutenberg, that WordPress has blessed us with in recent weeks (note sarcasm here). Experimenting is my honest experience, and WordPress hasn’t really blessed us yet. There are miniscule things important only to the writer that are not readily available in menu bars, etc. I’m planning a post on issues I’ve run into that required me to go digging for “how to” information. Frustration after frustration when preparing a post. And I’ll share tips with you on how to work around some of these things.

For now, you know what I’ve been working on bit-by-bit. And you have a few things to look forward to now.

See you soon,

Featured image attribution: congerdesign from Pixabay

13 thoughts on “Checking in to Say Hello

  1. I’m interested to know what your nuances are with the block editor and your fixes. -S.D.

  2. Ah, Gutenberg. I’m starting to get used to it. Had a plug in on my website for a long time that enabled me to use the classic editor. I still have the option on the blog side, but there are some things with Gutenberg I prefer.

    Thinking of you, Sherrey.

    1. Ah, yes, Gutenberg! I’m not sure I have the patience to get used to it, or as they say: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!” Thanks for your thoughts and I’ll likely share the likes along with my dislikes in the upcoming post. Thinking of you often, Joan.

  3. Nice to see you here, Sherrey. I’m not looking forward to Gutenberg and have been avoiding it with a plug-in like Joan. I look forward to reading your tips and learnings.

    1. Those handy plug-ins have saved many a blogger, haven’t they? I’ve been a bit under the weather, i.e. likely results of depression, with all the gray weather we’re having plus other things in the air right now. I’m enjoying putting together my Gutenberg post. I’m so glad you stopped by today. I’m enjoying your greater presence on your blog these days. You’re an inspiration to me.

      1. I hear you on the depression, Sherrey, and I’m sure the air quality and gray skies don’t help at all. Praying for you this evening.

  4. Thanks for the update, Sherrey! I continue to choose Classic Editor for my posts… You can select this option by going into ALL POSTS. I have but to use Gutenberg for my MailChimp newsletter and that’s enough of it for me. I look forward on your upcoming posts. Have a great day! 🎃xo

    1. Sweet Bette, you’re a dear. I loved your comment related to using Gutenberg for your MailChimp newsletter being “enough of it for” you. Have you given any thought to switching to another newsletter option? Have a great evening and an even greater tomorrow!

  5. Sherrey, it’s just nice to see a post from you! I am always game to join you at a pity party, especially if wine and cookies are served. Things are good here – just muddling through the pandemic, pre-election drama, logistics of joining the lives of two middle-aged adults … the usual. Thank you for checking in with your readers, bringing your trademark sass, and suggesting there might be easier-to-use-editors than Gutenberg (I use it for my MailChimp newsletter and didn’t know there are other options!). Hugs, Genevieve

    1. And Genevieve it’s nice to see you here. I’m going to take a look MailChimp. I wasn’t aware that it build on Gutenberg. Glad things are well at the Walker household. Looking forward to a real-time chat here soon. Loved your comments! And hugs back atcha, Sherrey

  6. I have been struggling with the new editor and didn’t know how to switch back to the old one and now I’ve learnt some of its tricks. 🙂 It’s nice to connect with you Sherrey. Love and hugs.

    1. Balroop, nice to know I’ve had company while struggling with the new editor. I will continue to try to work with it from time to time, but will not let it hold back as I’ve done recently. It’s nice to connect with you as well. Hope to see more of you here and on your site.

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