Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 29th March 2021 – #Kindness D.G. Kaye, #ClassicEditor Marcia Meara, #Booktitles Jessica Norrie

Here is a small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days. I hope you will head over to enjoy in full…thanks Sally.

We are the World Blogfest

At times it seems challenging to witness the good in the world, particularly at the moment. However, there is nothing stopping us from giving random acts of kindness and in this month’s WATWB post Debby shares 52 ideas of how we can make a difference.

WATWB – We are the World #Blogfest – 52 Good Deeds to Help Heal the World in 2021 – Goodnet

It’s that time of the month again where a group of us writers post something about good things going on in the world to deflect from the negative for the #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest. Today I chose to share a great article I came across about #Kindness, the only task is to do one good thing a week that could make a difference in somebody’s life 

Head over to read the post in full and sample the 52 Good Deeds with a link to the rest:52 Good Deeds to help heal the world – D.G. Kaye

This next post is proving to be a godsend to those of us who were faced with an overnight update from WordPress on Thursday that had us tearing our hair out and shouting to the so called Happiness Engineers with several expletives (well that was me anyway).

Marcia Meara found herself in a similar situation as did thousands apparently and she passed along a fix to restore the previous version of Classic Editor (not the original but at least functional)

So if you are one of those who found yourself in hell on Thursday, head over and find out how most of you might be able to get yourself out of it. It did the trick for me.

#EditorWars – #BlockEditor vs #ClassicEditor 

Did you wake up yesterday morning to find your blog world turned upside down by a sneak attack during the night? I did. And let me tell you, I spent one awful day trying to figure out what to do about it. Gone was the page where I could choose between the Classic WordPress Editor I’ve used for way more than a decade and the Block Editor, which I loathe. Yep. In its place was the “new and improved” (read “hot mess, totally ruined for my purposes”) Block Editor. Yes, I know they said we’d have the option of using the Classic Editor “at least” until 2022. Alas. It had disappeared.

Now, granted, I probably should have spent some time learning how to use the Block Editor, just in case such as this transpired. At least I would have known a bit about which things I could no longer do. (Of which, there are several.) But I kept putting it off, because I knew in my heart I’d be disappointed in what they were planning to do.  

Head over to read the rest of Marcia’s post and I hope it helps you as it helped me:Editor Wars Block Editor vs. Classic Editor

(I also have another back up fix which is to use an external editor which has most of the Classic Editor features and you can schedule there direct into your blog. It took me about an hour to get the hang of it and I created several posts using the software before Marcia gave me the solution to getting back to the Classic here on the blog. If it is compatible with your operating system you might find useful to explore Open Live Writer)

The final post today is from Jessica Norrie and she explores titles of books that can be adapted to suit our needs…

Titles seek book

The Italian dramatist Pirandello wrote a play called Six Characters in Search of an Author, which is the best title ever. I’d make the bestseller charts if all a book needed was a title. I love titles. They come to me throughout the humdrum day and I think: Yes! Great! I forget many, but some stick. My problem is I haven’t written the stuff that comes next.

Trying to get through to the hairdresser reminds me I could channel Steig Larsson with The Girl with the Lockdown Hair. And another good phrase has rung through our house since March 2020. A glass or two of wine with olives and vegetable crisps saved the lockdown day with a semblance of structure. We knew we were drinking too much, so partner stopped referring to it specifically and substituted an invitation to The Things That Go With Wine (or on special occasions, The Things That Go With Fizz). These adapt easily. How about The Things That Go With Love or The Things That Go With Death? One Day I May Be Sorry for giving those away, but there’s no copyright on titles, so Be My Guest. Idioms make great titles.

Mrs Hellebore and Her Son Primrose sprung to mind on the first day of Spring. This will (or won’t) be humour – think The Diary of a Nobody and Lupin Pooter. Maybe Persephone will publish it when I’m a forgotten authoress. When? Who am I kidding?

Head over to enjoy the rest of the titles that sprung to Jessica’s mind and share your own in the comments and then perhaps write the books to go with them:
Titles Seek Book with Jessica Norrie

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally

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