A WordPress Exchange On Twitter

I saw an advertisement on Twitter. WordPress want to recruit more ‘Happiness Engineers’, for Customer Service.

We are growing! Check out our open, fully distributed roles across engineering, design, Happiness (customer service), marketing (and more!). Get all of the details on how to apply here: bit.ly/38guhDF

So I replied.

“Happiness? Give us back the Classic Editor, and I will be happy! Listen to your customers and bloggers!”
Then they replied.

WordPress.com
@wordpressdotcom

Replying to

If you really want to use something like the classic editor, we recommend sticking with the classic block: wordpress.com/support/wordpr We also have some extensive documentation available at

I answered.

“It’s not the Classic Editor though, is it? Just let us have have the option. What’s the problem? You know it’s possible. So many users absolutely hate Block Editor, and cannot work it out. Look after your users and paying customers. (like me) Do the right thing for once.”

Nothing since then. Not surprised.

Tumbleweed Blog

It seems that one feature of the start of 2021 is a distinct lack of blogging activity from the 100+ bloggers that I follow.

Some of you appear to have posted nothing at all, others just entries in ‘challenges’, and those usually prolific bloggers seem to have cut down their output drastically too.

With bad weather outside, and an early dog-walk under my belt, I have had plenty of time today to peruse both the world of WordPress, and even spend more time on Twitter than I usually allocate.

But there is not much happening, and I can feel the proverbial tumbleweed drifting across blank screens and unused keyboards. I even got to the end of my Twitter feed, for only the second time in eight years!

I have made a fair contribution, as this will be my third post today. And I have written up part one of my new serial, if only to give myself something to read. That will appear tomorrow morning, for anyone interested.

If this carries on, I will be having a ‘Blogs Followed’ clearout, and following some new people this year.

In fact, let’s all do that, shall we? Follow someone new, in 2021.

Missing Twitter?

I haven’t had access to my Twitter account for some time now. They wanted to send a verification code to my mobile, and that wasn’t working.

I have been informed that the phone is now repaired, and ready for collection. Unfortunately, I cannot collect it until I have had a result of my Covid-19 test, so I remain phone-less. (That is not good grammar, I know.)

Other than the occasional personal message, I only ever used Twitter to publicise my posts, and those of other bloggers I follow. I gave some time over every day to quickly scroll through the fast-moving timeline, and retweet as many posts as I could, before being overwhelmed by the duplicates, and the constant flow of new tweets. I know some people appreciated that, so I kept on doing it.

But since my absence, I doubt I have been missed. The ‘Twitterlanche’ of constant tweets has gone on without my presence, and not even noticed I wasn’t there.

Thinking about it, do I really need to bother, once I have my phone back?

The jury in my head is out.

Social Media: Grammar and Spelling

I should have known better than to try to spend some time on Twitter earlier.

After seeing at least 200 glaring spelling and grammatical errors, I became so exhausted, I logged off.

How many times?

YOU ARE is ‘YOU’RE’.
Please, please stop writing ‘YOUR’. STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT!

I want to slap your stupid legs until they sting all night, then make you stand in the corner with no dinner, like the irritating fools you are.

I really have to stop looking at this rubbish, I really do.

The Twitter Cascade

I am once again struggling to keep on top of Twitter. As I tried to read a tweet earlier, in anticipation of leaving a comment, it disappeared. Overwhelmed by the cascade of new tweets, so many of which were the same tweets being retweeted, seemingly every few seconds.

Anyway, I just wanted to once again thank everyone who retweets any of my blog posts.

You know who you are, and you are all much appreciated.

Sorry I cannot get the chance to thank you on Twitter, but there have been another 200 tweets since I started typing this!

Best wishes to you all, Pete.

Another Twitter Thank You

I haven’t been very active on Twitter during the last few weeks. No idea why that is, it just happened.

But I try to check in from time to time to retweet some of your tweets, and regularly share posts on Twitter too.

Logging on today, I noticed more than 30 notifications of retweets and likes on some of my Twitter activity. So I would just like to thank you all again, as I don’t seem to ever get around to individual Thank You tweets.

You know who you are. 🙂

Best wishes, Pete.

Twitter: A Thank You

I have been very inactive on Twitter for the past week, and I am not even attempting to catch up with everyone. At the moment, Twitter is like a Niagra Falls of endless tweets, and I doubt I will be doing much on there for some time to come.

But I want to thank everyone who continues to like and retweet my posts that are shared there.

You know who you are, and you are all much appreciated.

Pete 🙂 x

Twitter: I Finally Made It!

Hard to believe, but I actually made it to the end of today’s Twitter time-line! That’s a first for me, and I was amazed that there were no more tweets to view after 23 minutes of scrolling through and re-tweeting as I waited for the dinner to cook.

I have no doubt that if I logged back on, there might be as many as forty new tweets to peruse. But that’s my daily dose of Twitter over with for now.

Maybe it’s a slack Saturday? I have no idea why for the first time since I have been on Twitter, that ‘Tweetalanche’ stopped running, even for just a moment. Long enough for my cursor to get to the end of the screen, with nothing else left to see.

It feels as if I have just finished reading the Oxford English Dictionary, and there are no new words.

It says a lot about me, and about Social Media in the 21st century, that I consider this to be some kind of achievement.