Everything seems to have been chugging along pretty well lately in the blogging world for me. Or so I thought.
Earlier today I published a new post about The Retired Husband. What I usually do then is a follow up check. See that it has posted properly and that there are no glaring errors needing to be fixed. Which is what I have just done with FaceBook. Only to find that my FB publishing link is not working. Grrrrr!!!!!!!!!! My stomach takes a deep dive at this point. I feel a little nauseous. This is a new one for me.
What this means, dear readers, is that I then need to trek my way through pages of instructions. The first challenge is to find the right instructions. Ok. Got it. I read through. My heart sinks again. There are multiple blue links that I have to read and follow the instructions therein. Not just in WordPress admin/dashboard. FaceBook account as well. I will need to navigate between the two. So by now I have about a dozen tabs open in my tool bar. I’m going cross eyed. It seems that I am suffering severe memory difficulties. Seemingly simple instructions have been erased from my memory bank by the time I click the tab to go and do what I have just this very minute read.
Going back and forth between WordPress dashboard and FaceBook account apps, clicking this, making sure not to click that because I could lose all my previously published posts forever, checking back and forth because by now my brain is about to go into meltdown………..
I have now followed the instructions twice because after the first time I discovered I had missed a crucial step so had to backtrack. Regardless of what they say the second time round is no easier! I know. I’ve just done it.
So, dear readers, I am not making this post pretty with pictures. Because I have also just discovered that I need to do a test post to make sure it’s all working again. And if it’s not, it’s back to the drawing board. But this time it will be a HELP message to WordPress Happiness Engineers. Yes, that is what they are called. And yes, they are very helpful.
But I am expected to try it first myself. So I have. I’m about to take a big, deep breath and press the publish button. Wish me luck !
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