What? I’m sorry I wasn’t listening. Thoughts on a New Year.

Happy New Year. I’m watching the 2019 Rose Parade, drinking coffee, and sitting with my cat. One of the cats at least. The other one went screaming upstairs and the dog followed him. The husband is still asleep. The children are elsewhere with friends.

The Ghost was out standing by my back fence this morning. He turned, giving me a neutral look then vanished. Not so much as a wave. He didn’t even flip me off.

I don’t have any resolutions this year, just thoughts and suggestions for everyone who reads this.

Write more.

Create art

Tell WordPress that the new “block” editor sucks. Programmers aren’t writers. Yes, I did hear all about it at the local WordCamp. I was even a speaker there but I had no idea they’d just add another level of hell to my blog. I can’t even easily choose categories anymore to lure unsuspecting readers to my blog.

  • I just looked it up. I have to designate this as a “list block” from yet another menu. I know, I’m a smart cookie and will get the hang of it. I should be more positive about change, but I’m an old Vampire.
  • My children (now 19 and 22) keep me young and current.
  • Stay current. Don’t be an old fart.
  • Stop listening to the news or talking about politics for at least five days each week. Nothing, aside from becoming a Vampire, will add more years to your life span.
  • Be positive and stop complaining about software upgrades the don’t make any sense (see above about politics.)
  • Watch birds. Watch them.
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Listen to your kids
  • Talk with your kids (not at them)
  • Plan to play.

I’m stopping here to talk about PLAY. We all need to play. Play helps children develop into decent human beings. It helps adults unwind. We need play. So do something this year. Go to a zoo. Play Cards Against Humanity and laugh yourself silly. Go to an art museum. Never say you don’t like museums. Put on some music and dance. Go for a walk. Write a blog. Fly a kite. Be silly. Stop being so serious all the time.

That is it for now. I have a Ghost to go hassle.

Happy New Year everyone.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

5 thoughts on “What? I’m sorry I wasn’t listening. Thoughts on a New Year.

  1. The old editor should still be available through your dashboard. I’ve had the Add Post page bookmarked since the last editor upheaval a few years ago, and would have been unaware they are trying to force another new editor on everyone had I not seen the complaints from other bloggers…

    • This one has “blocks.” Why I don’t know. I was a graphic designer for 35 years so it isn’t something new, but not what I want for my blog. The new spell check is also “automatic.” That isn’t going to help anyone. I know I’ll be passing thousands of typos along in 2019. I could make a game of that one. My readers can save up points for every typo they find. Oh well. I’ll figure it out or just go back to the old editing mode as long as I can. Happy New Year.

      • I saw a post where the new editor was described and am praying the classic, classic editor never gets taken down fully. The one word they kept using was “intuitive.” The new editor is supposed to be more “intuitive.” That word alone pretty much condemns it in my mind. I have never found anything that is supposed to be “intuitive” actually be intuitive…

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