I do not have to learn to love block editor

As I have mentioned recently, I am leaving WordPress as a blogger. The writing of my blog will go, but commenting on your blogs, will still happen.

I have not been happy for about 2 years with WordPress. You may remember that time I paid for a year blogging on the cheapest plan, only to find a few months in it wasn’t that cheap, as they sent an email to say how one of the parts that I paid wouldn’t be included when renewing in a years time. But if I pay to renew by a certain date, I would save so much money. But still, it worked out expensive and not reasonable like before. Especially when I write for pleasure. I don’t earn money from this blog.
I found this very sneaky of WordPress. There was nothing in their small print.
They still do that cheap offer when signing up, as I seen it again after choosing not to sign up further. So be warned, it’s not impressive down the line and price does go way up.
I regret paying that year subscription and it was from that, that WordPress really got me pissed off.

Then there were a couple of other incidents. Again, not happy how they dealt with it. But one of them, they eventually changed their tune and did something about it, when other bloggers affected by the same thing were all fed up and blogged about it, targeting both WordPress for not originally doing anything and the site that was copying stuff, without first getting the authors permission.

Now, the final straw for me. Block editor.
I can’t get on with block editor. It’s certainly not mobile friendly.
But even if I could get used to block editor, it is not my style of editor to write with. So why should I be made to love it?
Why do people say to those who don’t like it, that you get used to it?
We don’t have to like it, or get used to it. It boils down to that it is time consuming. Other bloggers have said its time consuming. The old editor was much quicker to write with, than block editor.
The editor they are getting rid of did not have any issues. I certainly never had any problems when creating my post with this editor.
This editor helps keep my writing flowing. The block editor does not do that for me. I know I am not alone in that feeling either.
The block editor is the one that will crush my enjoyment of writing, the more I force myself to use it.

This blog wasn’t my first blog. My previous blog, I came to WordPress from Blogger in 2008. I have had many years here of happiness. The last 2 years here, is where I have become unhappy with WordPress. The block editor, my final straw.

 


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It’s the weekend

This weekend will be at slow pace and what ever may happen, kind of weekend.

I have written this weekend post in advance, due to issues still, trying to blog at times, my own posts. (I blame that on the happiness engineers, with their enforced changes.) This issue has only got worse since them doing stuff here and there, slowly bringing in the enforced new editor, ‘block editor’.

So, since post, Will I stay, or will I go? (Blogging), it wasn’t long, reading the official scrapping of classic editor. So, I can see me definitely moving and it could be sooner than later. (I have updated ‘Will I stay, or will I go?’ post, accordingly. So although originally I said I wouldn’t announce anything until the New Year, I have announced as you know here, in this post, This blog is coming to an end.

So today, if weather is nice, I will go for a walk, with a neighbour.

If that has happened, once back home, I will relax.
I may colour, or paint my nails later.

Tomorrow, I don’t know what I am doing, as I write this, than it’s a lazy, relaxing day.

Enjoy your weekend. 🙂


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This blog is coming to an end

This blog will come to an end, by the end of the year.

I have decided to keep my scheduled posts going as planned here. But after the New Year, I will be at my new blog.

My new blog is called, “Liz’s Onward Journey.”

This can be found at:

https://lizsonwardjourney.blogspot.com

It is already visible, so you can find a little more about my blog there.

I have no plans to remove this blog, so it will still be visible for you to read.
I don’t know when I will remove it, but I  hope by the time I make the decision to remove it later down the line, that I can write a post to give you warning. So until then, enjoy. 

I will see you around WordPress, as I will keep it open so I can comment at your blogs that I follow, or visit. So I will see you there and I hope to see you at mine, over at Blogger by next year. I will write odd posts from new blog, from now, which will become more often by the New Year.

In the meantime, I will try and write a post now and then here, until I fully blog at my new blog from the New Year. But if I can’t, or my blogging is rare here then you will know that’s down to the new editor enforced on me.


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Will I stay, or will I go? (Blogging)

Firstly, I will start saying, that I am not seeking an answer from anyone here regarding, the will I stay, or will I go? question. Only I can make this decision and a decision I can make for myself, thank you.

As you know, I have not been happy for some time with WordPress. The biggest upset that I have not felt any differently about since, was when they introduced their new editor for writing posts on our dashboard.
I am still using the one they plan to scrap, so I have not had to go back to the one they say they will keep going, when my current one is gone. Which by the way they haven’t said forever. There still is the question after the deadline, whether they will keep that one, or not. So there is still that question whether I would end up leaving anyway.

So, with that and the other stuff that WordPress will not do to make life easier for a blogger, which doesn’t matter if you pay for your blog, or not, it would still affect me, I am planning on sitting back and observing. Especially with some go slow times I have been having here I have noticed, which at first I blamed my internet for. But I don’t think it was always my internet, because if I went away and visited somewhere else, it was fine. But when I came back to WordPress, it wasn’t. So are they restricting things when it comes to the bloggers using a free blog? You will never know with WordPress. But WordPress are playing with things that as you say, ‘don’t fix what isn’t broken’

Now although I will be sitting back and observing, I will still be posting as planned. So not completely sitting back. But I will be observing my blog.

Between now and end of this year, posts will go ahead as planned, with exception when I have some blogging break time. But by next year, I will have made the decision whether I continue writing here, or writing elsewhere.

I plan to go back to Blogger and play about there soon. This time, setting up a new blog (and title), just in case I do.
I asked a couple of long standing readers and friends a while ago, their view of title I had chosen, should I write a new blog elsewhere. Now these two long standing readers and friends go way back, to my first ever blog I written. So thank you, Sarah and Ruth for your opinions.

Between now and end of the year, I won’t be saying anything more about this. It will be in the New Year, before I next do.

And should I go, then before I do, I would of course post one, or two more posts, before the blog ends. One being the announcement of new blog. If this does happen.

If nothing happens. Either way, I will update accordingly in the New Year.

Thank you for following and thank you for reading. Until next post.

POST UPDATE! on 19th August 2020

I more likely will be going since creating this post yesterday.


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Blog post re-share: Tails of Hope

After coming across this post this morning, at Katzenworld, seeing the wonderful work that Tails of Hope, it makes me want to come back to Facebook, just to follow their wonderful work and similar charities.

My favourite video that made me smile this morning, was watching Alfie on the wheeler. He had a cat toy in his mouth and he wasn’t willing to share.

Tails of Hope Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/TailsofHopeVelikoTarnovo/


 

Before my friends start getting excited about the possibility of me coming back to Facebook, I wouldn’t.

I can watch the wonderful work like this charity, without registering back on Facebook.

WordPress should have a block button option for followers list

(This post comes with a warning of swearing.)

I have mentioned this before, somewhere. I can’t remember if my conversation was in the comment section of a blog post of mine, or via a blogger elsewhere on their blog.

I have one annoying follower. He has followed for some time via the WordPress reader, but never has commented. (And can’t do now, as I chose to block him about a month ago.) He has never been a regular visitor. But what he likes to do randomly once in a blue moon, is with just one post he decides to pick, like that all throughout the day. So regularly, throughout the day, he is liking that same post throughout the day, so obviously unliking and then liking, with me receiving these regular notifications of him liking my same post, over and over again.

Why?

Does he think that will make me visit his blog? Because it won’t. All I find from this, is that he is annoying.

I keep removing him from my follow list now regularly for months and I am doing this again today. There is no benefit to this, than him wasting my time and his.

So if you are reading this, you will know who you are.

I would love to name and shame you, but that would just bring you the attention you don’t deserve. So I won’t.

So piss off. 

When I remove you. Don’t fucking come back. 

Stop wasting your fucking time liking the very same post all day. It doesn’t make you famous, or popular by it. Just piss off and don’t pop into my blog at all.

I will keep removing you, everytime you pop fucking back, to follow.

WordPress, create that block button for followers list! because if you created that button, I would block this one person from my list from off my list, without hesitation.

This is the only person I want to block, to stop actively liking and following, who obviously has plenty of time to waste. I don’t care that he can see it. I just want to stop him liking and following.

And I know many other bloggers would love this option too.


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Blog post re-share: When Bloggers Disappear Into Nothingness — Renard’s World

Re-sharing this post from Renard’s World, as I know there will be some bloggers that will find this post helpful.

Click on link below, to take you to the original post.

Renard talks about some of the things that can cause a blogger to abandon their blog and some of the things that can prevent that from happening.

via When Bloggers Disappear Into Nothingness — Renard’s World

Getting no joy

Well after a few days playing around with Blogger, including this morning. I am getting no joy with it. So I deleted the blog.

So if ever WordPress get rid of Classic Editor down the line. I am gone for good, as I will have no where else to blog.

Thank you WordPress for putting a damper on this month. You like to time things right don’t you?

What was the whole point plauing around with the current editor, only to get rid in the end for block editor? You are about as good as our Government. Get paid for wasting time and, not being productive and not thinking how it affects the users long term.

I’m so glad I am not on a paid version of the blog.

Can’t you tell I hate WordPress big time now.

 

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Setting up a blog at Blogger. Just in case.

Even though I said I wouldn’t be even going back to Blogger, to blog, if WordPress get rid of the Classic Editor in years to come, I have set up one and playing about with it, just in case WordPress do and just in case I change my mind and blog at Blogger again.

I won’t share the link with it not being public and with me still currently blogging here. But if I do choose to blog there, lets hope I can create a very short post to let you know before I close it, if Classic Editor disappears in years to come here.

Some posts are going over there that I already written here and are in draft. But not all will be moved across. It’s so I can have a feel of their dashboard again, although I see nothing has changed.

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WordPress Happiness Engineers, don’t ever plan on getting rid of classic editor while block editor is in use.

Dear WordPress. Your title ‘Happiness Engineers’ these past few months is a title I don’t agree with anymore. I think that title is about as funny as, ‘pigs can fly.’

You have really proven now how unhappy you can make a majority of WordPress users unhappy, whether they pay for their blog, or use a free one by throwing the Block Editor in our face from 1st June, whether we like it or not. Yet all I read from you is how a majority supposedly like it. Well from where I am sitting and reading, it’s not what I am seeing. So I don’t belive you.

But thank you for keeping the Classic Editor going, cos that is what I will be using and while Block Editor continues to be used, I do hope that you continue to keep Classic Editor going long after 2022. Please don’t ever get rid.

It’s obvious to me that I need to keep writing as part of my wellbeing. But if you ever get rid of Classic Editor means I will just have to disappear altogether off WordPress.

Not having anywhere else to go, or the idea of not writing on WordPress, bears not thinking about. But I am not able to use Block Editor on my phone. There is just not enough screen space for that editor, for me.
My phone is only where I have internet. I cannot afford internet via other means to use a computer and do it that way. The editor is also visually to busy for me and using a computer will not mske it visually any better.
A lot of things I have to sift through that don’t apply to me, making posting hours, not minutes on posts that are short in length. It makes the whole thing  confusing.

I have seen how others explain how they have struggled to use it, but have shared steps to try and make the process easier for everyone else. It doesn’t make a difference. I still see the same images for the layouts of how to find what you want to create a post and as I have said, this is visually too busy for me.

So to WordPress and my readers, the day Classic Editor is ever removed, which wouldn’t surprise me in years to come WordPress Happiness Engineers doing this, I will disappear without any warning, because I won’t be able to write my post and I will be so heart broken if I have to do that, if I still feel about blogging, as I do now.

But just remember WordPress. I am not the only one that has spoken that will do this, so just think, even for a free blog, that means as I would remove my blog and not post no more, that’s one blog less you can’t put adverts on. Just how many more would you lose, whether paid or free and what affect will it have on your income, ‘Happiness Engineers?’ (What a joke that name.)


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