Yep, that’s right, I’m almost 3 weeks late for June’s Changing Seasons post, and here’s the reason why.
I was reasonably proud for having completed my doodle calendar for June just in time, and was about to write the post, when I encountered a problem with my WordPress blog.
Said problem was, that after clicking on the „Write/Add (New Post)“ button for as many times as I liked, nothing happened. With nothing I mean a blank white screen. I then tried if I could edit an older post of mine, but no, that wouldn’t work either.
Thanks to my recent social media break I didn’t feel as panicky about it as I might have done before that. After googling the problem and trying out different solutions – none of which helped – I thought that there might be some troubles with the server, and I’d simply have to wait for a couple of days so the problem would solve itself.
Again, no such luck.
At this point I was beginning to belief that maybe this was a sign, maybe I shouldn’t get back to blogging at all. But being quite stubborn, I wasn’t ready to accept this (yet).
So I thought I’d just create a whole new blog, and write to each of you personally to let you know what happened and ask very nicely if you’d be interested in following my new blog.
Imagine my annoyance when I clicked on the „Write“ button and again landed on a blank screen!
This is it, I thought, it’s over. I’m (very grudgingly) done with blogging.
That’s when another idea hit me – what if I try writing a post using the WP app?!
You might wonder, why I didn’t try this out earlier. Well, when I started my social media break back in March, I deleted all social media apps, so as not to be tempted into being online most of the time. And after my break I had decided to keep it that way, and only access social media via my laptop, which I don’t use as much as my phone.
So I installed the app, clicked on „Write“ – et voila! It worked!
I was happy and annoyed at the same. Happy to be able to access my blog again, and annoyed because I was now forced to use the app again, thus creating the possibility to fall back into old habits, i.e. using my phone more than I liked.
So I had another idea: what if I only install the app to write and publish a new post, and after that’s done, delete it again (the app, not the post)? And that’s just what I’m doing now.
I hope the cyber gods will let me have it my way, and not come up with another way to tempt me back into phone-addiction. Fingers crossed!
So, here comes my Changing Seasons post for June! By the way, my friends Ju-Lyn from over at Touring My Backyard and Brian from over at Bushboy’s World have kindly taken over hosting duties from Su (Zimmerbitch) and taking turns hosting it. This month’s it’s Ju-Lyn’s turn.
Highlights this month include me baking my very first quiche (green asparagus and Parmesan cheese) and two lovely visits to the zoo where I fell in love with a pair of small-clawed otters that were busy moving a bunch of hay to and fro, thus giving me hope there might be baby otters in the foreseeable future. Oh, and I got my second COVID vaccination shot! This time I felt ill only for one day which I was quite thankful for.
Please feel free to (wildly) guess what the other drawings might stand for!
And how are you? Did June provide you with memorable events? Let me know all about in your comments!