A WordPress Boo-boo?

WP Poll Error

Just a few minutes ago, I started working on a new poll for a post I am writing. I found an interesting error, and I started wondering if I’m the only one who’s seen it, or if WP knows about it but hasn’t fixed it. As the picture shows, to the right of the title box and each answer selection box, there are three icons for inserting a picture, video, or audio. The icon graphics are common and self-explanatory. The thing is, when you hover your mouse, as I did, over the video icon (the center one), the alternate text that displays says “Add Audio.” When you hover over the audio icon (the musical notes), the text displayed says “Add Video.” The mystery is compounded by selecting either of the icons. When you do, the dialog for inserting the correct media type is displayed. Give it a try. It truly is a conundrum.

While you are at it; since we are on the subject of polls, why not take a moment to vote in the poll I published on Friday. Believe me, cast your vote and you will feel warm and fuzzy all over. I know I will.

Productivity Recognizes No Time Barriers | DP – Because the Night

Countdown to the Reaper
Countdown to the Reaper

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the topic of today’s DP was rock and roll. Specifically, this hard rocking, hard driving number from Patti Smith. Released in 1978, and co-written with Bruce Springsteen, it’s titled, appropriately enough, Because The Night. If I hadn’t already, I’m showing may age here, which led me to wonder; does WordPress have any accurate statistics of the age breakdown of people who read and write here? If I had to guess, it would be more younger folks than people my age. Anyone know? It would be interesting to see the numbers if they are available.

Now, as far as productivity goes, which is the actual question being asked by the DP. It varies. My health issues and the meds that go with them wreak hellish havoc on my sleep. Some days I manage a few hours of uninterrupted sleep. Other days end up as all night marathons of television, snacking, and some writing every now and then. These are the nights when the Java Fueled Journaling articles show here. Depending on how the meds are affecting my mind, I have long periods of clear thought at night just as easily as in the morning or afternoon. Like I said, it just depends.

Besides, productivity is not a big deal for me right now. Getting well is.

Enjoy Patti Smith, but just a little warning, it ain’t bluegrass.

 

 

Blogging 101 | Post 1 – Who I Am and Why I’m Here

Rich in drafting class - 1973OK. So here’s the deal – I screwed the pooch, dropped the ball, missed the boat, fell off the wagon. Pick a cliche, any cliche, and it applies. I failed miserably to get the first day’s post written and published for this challenge. No excuses. Six whacks on the wrist with a ruler is sufficient punishment. Please…not the rack or 11 lashes with the cat-o-nine-tails.

So, I need to tell you in this post who I am and why I’m here. No problem. The first thing to know about me is I have been blogging here for over two years. It’s only been in the last few months that I’ve been writing and publishing regularly. In some ways, I still feel like a newcomer and I believe this challenge will help me master some of the areas of WP and blogging where  I am weak.

The second reason is my blog needs a make-over. The theme I am currently using has worked well for me, but with more and more people using their phones and tablets to access the web, I need to upgrade to a responsive theme. Doing so will require some pretty significant re-work. Participating in this challenge seems like the perfect time to make the change.

That’s why I am here, so now for a little about me. Very briefly, born and raised in South Carolina. Retired – twice – from the US Navy and the Columbia Fire Dept. Fancy myself as a writer with a little talent. Married to my sweetheart over thirty-two years with three wonderful sons.

If you are interested in learning more, take a look at my About page and some of my previous posts. You will probably learn more about me that you really want to know.

Since I am somewhat experienced, I hope I can help some of you that are really new to WordPress.

Oh yeah. The real reason I’m here is I don’t want to be a Zero – I want to be a Freshly Pressed Hero.