When Kelly was small, I taught her how to use a computer. As she hit her teenage years, the roles reversed. She was much more savvy than I was, and I was forever calling out to her when I hit the wall and couldn’t figure something out myself.
She remained patient until about two years ago when she told me she was not helping me anymore. “You’re a smart woman. Figure it out yourself.”
Understandable and turn about is fair play since I am sure I told her that at five when she kept asking me to tie her shoes.
But Word Press is driving me nuts. I write, I edit so I can add the category and tags, then I hit Publish. So easy, so self-explanatory, but when I go to look at my post on the main page, it’s not there. And this hasn’t happened once. It’s happened in every post I’ve done.
So I end up doing it all over again. And again. And again. it’s been taking about six tries for it to show up and for the life of me, I can’t think of anything different I did on the sixth try that I didn’t do on one through five. I end up screaming at the screen, “WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?”
I just published a post about Kindles, and same old story. I couldn’t see it. OK, think. I cleared my cache, but that didn’t help. I drank a beer but that didn’t help. Didn’t hurt, either. But then I got a notice on my phone that someone hit the Like button in it. (Why, thank you!) OK, a clue. Other people can see it even if I can’t. So maybe the lesson to learn here is patience. It’ll show up eventually. In the meantime, I sincerely apologize to the people who signed up to get email notifications of a new post. The thought that you might have gotten that same post six times is horrifying. Trust me. It didn’t get six times cleverer.
Oh, crap, I just looked at my main page and it’s gone again. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME, WORD PRESS?