Why do the words new, improved, easier on WordPress strike fear in my heart? Could it be that after five years of blogging, I am more or less comfortable with the mechanics of posting? This journey of writing and posting has been one of trial and error. Might I add more errors than trials?
A couple of weeks ago, I opened up my WordPress to write a post and nothing looked the same on my dashboard. I clicked here and there trying to find my comfortable page to write my post. It was not happening. So I set about learning this new look. Typing words was not an issue, but inserting a photo was a disaster. I could not even locate my file of photos! I wanted to save my work, but the “save draft” button was not active. Click here, click there, still not active. Panic is starting to set in. I’m thinking my blogging career is at an end. I step away to clear my head.
A little later, I return. No grand plan has emerged. I looked to google to offer some help for my situation, but somehow my search words don’t yield the answer to my problem. Hmmmm . . . I am stumped as I stare at the screen with unfamiliar language. I decide to start again, so back to my original page. What if I open up WP Admin? Maybe that is my way to find the dashboard I’m used to using. Oh look, there’s an option for add a post and it will show all posts. Click . . . it worked! Things look normal! I’m back to my comfortable dashboard where I know what to do. 🙂
There’s still a banner at the top of my drafting page that says: There’s now an easier way to create on WordPress.com! Switch to the improved posting experience. I’m just not brave enough to try it, yet.