I hope you are all doing well. Apologies for the late post.
You won’t get much from me this week. Maybe not this upcoming Sunday either.
I am down with a head cold and a bad rash on my body and arms. It started end of last week and got really bad over the weekend. Tomorrow I’m going to the doctor – yes it’s that bad – to get everything checked out.
A lot is going on in my life right now. Between my family and the management changes in my building, I need to concentrate on finding my equilibrium again if I want to keep publishing quality content here.
That said, I’m taking a two-week blogging break (that includes comments). I wish you all the best and hope you continue to practice self care too. Thanks for understanding.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a tech expert, so any information quoted here comes from A) the guest who wrote a comment; or B) WordPress support. To maintain privacy, I did not include any names or handles.
Item 1: RSS Feed Issues
WordPress Customer Support says that my site and blog are available to add to RSS Feeds since both are listed as public. The free article offered this information:
Google Chrome does NOT support RSS feeds like some other search engines (Yahoo, Mozilla, Safari, etc.) so you can encounter errors trying to add any blog or site to a feed from there
WordPress suggested that I also add an RSS Feed links button to my side bar. This button is now the third item on the list, under “Categories”. Click on the button to add this blog or site (or specific post) to your feed.
Item 2: Viewing issues with Opera
A guest mentioned viewing issues in the comments section. This partial quote covers it:
“Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Opera.”
WordPress support offered this information:
Opera is another internet browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer. I don’t use Opera on my computer (I did install the most recent version of it to test but couldn’t replicate the issue), but it’s likely that this is a compatibility issue in Opera itself; I’ve used it previously and regularly experienced that sites can look slightly different from one browser to another. That was more of a problem in previous years though but not so much anymore! If your reader notices this consistently, it would be really helpful to us to find out what version of Opera your reader is using, so that we can better identify where the problem is.
If any guests are experiencing similar issues and want to help Support improve compatibility with Opera, please send me a message.
Item 3: Two More FAQs
Yes, they’ve been added to the sticky post too.
Q5: Do you have any tips for aspiring writers/bloggers? Apprenticeships, etc.? A5a: I never thought I would be in a position where people asked these kinds of questions, so at this time, no I don’t have any published posts, articles, etc. about blogging or writing. A5b: However, I have responded to guest comments with quick tips and information about this topic on the About This Site and Home pages.
Q6: I want to donate to your site. Is that possible? Is there a donation button? A6: Thank you for your interest in supporting this website and blog. At this time, I am not accepting donations. To accept donations, I have to turn this site into a non-profit organization. That requires legal and business steps I am not ready to take at this time. Maybe in the future…
I’ve been receiving some wonderful comments on the “About” and “Home” pages. Thank you for sharing thoughts, compliments, feedback, etc. The purpose of this “Sticky” post is to address some of the frequently asked questions aka FAQs in an easily accessible place. It will evolve and change as the blog does. If the FAQs get to be too long, I will move them to their own page and keep the sticky one here shorter.
Due to the extra post this week, this one is short.
Between the nightmares and the stuff with my parents, body memories acted up and caused lots of pain last week. The pain was bad enough that I cried a lot, had some trouble eating/sleeping, and eventually had a panic attack.
Thanks to meditation and acupuncture, the pain has lessened a lot. But I’m still tired, feeling low energy, and slightly dehydrated from all the sleeping & meditating.
On the good side, a lot of the body memories are starting to leave my body. As it moves, the puffiness and swelling go down too. My muscles start to relax more, and everything feels less painful.