Nothing for ages, then two come along together. Another quick read from Shannon James on the 101 words website – find Snow Fall here. Photo by Mac2020 Italy on Pexels.comTwo A member of our writing group favours similar plot lines. She assures us they are mere fiction and not aspirational.
I sometimes pass on links to a website called 101 words – not often, because it can be difficult to create an impression with a mere 101 words. I rarely come across submissions I can relate to, or consider a story. I am sure many of us maturer folk will relate to this one though. … Continue reading Sharing 101 words
It was late 2019 when Phil, from our writing group, had the idea of producing two collections of Christmas stories – one for adults and one for children. It is difficult to summon the Christmas muse once the festive season has passed. By the time we felt Christmassy enough to produce seasonal stories in 2019, … Continue reading Seasonal Confusion
My parents always had the same tabloid newspaper delivered every morning. As I got older, I'd read the news and sections that interested me, but when I moved out I had a different newspaper delivered. This one supported opposing views on most issues, and I found myself approving its coverage. After a while, though, I … Continue reading Opinions
I realised today while I was chopping carrots very finely that my teeth were gritted together. When facing vaccination or needles for blood tests or donation I automatically squeeze my fist – around my belt if there's no squeezy ball or block of wood on offer. And eating sugared doughnuts today, I remembered someone at … Continue reading Involuntary
Our writing group set up Round Robin stories during lockdown; several writers contributed to each. Here is the first part of the story currently being serialised on the Whittlesey Wordsmith’s blog.
This is the second of the writing group’s excellent Round Robin Stories, this one has been written by Gwen Bunting, Val Chapman, Wendy Fletcher and Jane Pobgee. Enjoy.
Ada made her way quickly along the platform. The late afternoon sky had turned dark as she travelled here on the bus, fine drizzle had made her hair wet on the short walk from the bus stop to the station.
That wouldn’t have been a problem, she thought to herself, if it wasn’t for its propensity to become a mass of frizz when even slightly damp. Why today? She asked herself in frustration. Today of all days.
She had taken hours to get ready for her journey this afternoon: carefully pulling on the fine nylons so as not to ladder them as she straightened the seams, then choosing a skirt that revealed a flash of knee…
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This is by way of a reblog from John Spiers, whose posts don't have a 'Reblog' button. Click this link for the post from his blog mylifewithgracie.com which gives links to two websites: one to assess your poems and another to assess your song lyrics. As those who follow my poetic efforts will be aware, … Continue reading But is it Poetry? (2)
(To the tune of Under My Thumb by the Rolling Stones, 1966) Under my feet, this little dog gets in the way. Under my feet. Why won’t she get lost when I say? She’s hounding me, while waiting for a crumb to slip, Hounding me, brown eyes entreat. She’s under my feet. Under my feet. … Continue reading Under My Feet
I’m currently paying out to Adobe for a lot of things I don’t want or use so that I can convert a PDF to an image (most of the other stuff I need is now available elsewhere). I shall certainly be looking into this before my Adobe subscription runs out. Thanks (again) to Nicholas for the tip.
I can’t remember how many times I’ve had to look for an online free converter to turn a PDF file into a word.doc. Or an image file into a PDF file. Or any other combination of converting one type of file to another.
The thing is, finding a “free online converter” is not as easy as it sounds. Some are not free, despite their claim. Some don’t have a good conversion quality. Some save your file on the cloud, somewhere somehow, and you need to download it from there—which is hardly ideal if your documents are confidential in any way. And with others, you must download any number of miscellaneous apps before you find the right “download” button to get your converted file, on a screen full of “download” buttons.
That’s why I really appreciated ToolRocket, a free file format converter I discovered a few days ago:
- It allows you…
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Another workaround for the Classic editor on WP, in case beetleypete’s doesn’t work for you. It seems that people get updates at different times and even then don’t seem to have the sme interface… so if you’re struggling with the Block Editor, I hope one of these works for you , till you have time to get to know it better (by which time it will probably have ‘updated’ again)
Okay, folks i was digging around today. If the ability to signin with WP-Admin has been stripped away thereby losing the classic editor, you will want to check this out.
When logged into WordPress, click on your photo at the top right of the screen. You will then be asked to provide a verification code which WordPress will send to you.
Type in the verification code to get to your WordPress profile.
Now click on Account Settings.
Now click the button that says Dashboard appearance, turning it from gray to blue (in my case).
Now click the box that says ‘Save Interface Settings’.
For me, this has given me access to the WP-Admin dashboard again and the ability to choose the classic editor for new posts.
NOTE: You may need to add /wp-admin to your URL. For me that would be:
Fingers crossed it works for you, too. 🤞🏼…
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