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
I use Squoosh to compress images for this blog and elsewhere on the web, but I don't always resize them. Images from older posts, before I discovered Squoosh, have been lurking uncompressed at the bottom of my Media Library. I couldn't bear the thought of going through old posts, deleting the images attached to them, … Continue reading What I found in my WP Media Library
a short story
I tackled WordPress's change to block editing and thought I was coping okay. . . and then Gutenberg changed again while I wasn't looking. I'm sure the 'upgrade' has been heralded in one of those emails I don't read, but it threw me when I couldn't find the little arrow that moves blocks up and … Continue reading Gutenberg Changes (the easy ones).
Scheduling WordPress Posts. To be honest, not much can go wrong. It's an easy procedure, practically foolproof. (First, find your fool.) The Process. . . 1 . Review until you never want to read it again. 2 . On your Draft screen, the Settings sidebar should be showing. If it isn't, click on that universal … Continue reading What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
Never. Grandad mourned for the river he could never revisit. Molly couldn’t understand why he would want to. Here, in the pond, he didn’t have to dodge water voles and herons – whatever they were. (She pictured a heron as another kind of cat.) ‘There must be something we can do about that cat.’ Flash’s … Continue reading Pond People 4
Verse and worse (mine): regular writing challenges that tax the imagination.
How to resize images for the web.
Once again I have to thank Nicholas Rossis at http://nicholasrossis.me/2019/04/27/flexclip-making-a-video-in-seconds/ for a Really Useful tip The link above introduced me to FlexClip: a free resource for putting together videos (for advertising, greeting cards, blog posts...). FlexClip is really easy to use. According to Nicholas's post, the free version only works on Chrome (which I use … Continue reading Video Making for the Clueless
‘We love it, Mum – don’t we Mark?’ Hm. It’ll go with the gnome.’ He hadn’t yet managed to break the garden gnome his mother gave them for Christmas, although the lawnmower came perilously close to it at times. This was one of those twee little doors meant to look as if an elf or … Continue reading The Unwanted Gift