Unravel Me Universe, I Dare Ya

 

“The unraveling is a time when you are challenged
by the universe to let go of who you think
you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.”

~     Brené Brown     ~

 

August of last year.  I’m standing at the sink doing dishes and pressing replay over and over again on a silent but nonetheless very loud conversation I’m having with myself in my own head.  “Why are you here again?  What’s wrong with you?  When are you ever going to change?  You’re such a loser.”

And then my mouth opened and out came the statement “You’re depressed.”

The weight of the words made my hands fall into the soapy water.  I was physically and mentally paralyzed for a moment.  Time stood still, as did I.  “But no, I can’t be, I’m better than that!”, I argued back to myself.  And out loud no less for full effect. Continue reading

I’m A Fashionista. Well, Of Sorts.

Let’s start with some definitions of fashionista why don’t we …

Merriam-Webster:  a designer, promoter, or follower of the latest fashions

Dictionary.com:  a very fashionable person, especially one who works in the fashion industry

Cambridge:  someone who works in or writes about the fashion industry

No, dear readers, I know I’ve been away from the blog for quite a while now, but I’m still the jeans’n’tshirt kinda gal I was before.  I haven’t turned into a fashionista as defined above.  So if you came across this post because you were looking for a good read on high fashion, you won’t find it here.  I know nuttin’ ’bout it.

What I do however know a little somethin’ somethin’ about is me.  And my mental health.  Or lack thereof as the case has been since I last wrote on this blog.  So if you substitute the word fashion in the above definitions for the words mental health, here’s what you get.  Or more correctly what I get since I’m the one switching things up around here …  Continue reading

Get Your Paddles Out – The Pinging Has Resumed!

 

It is my Understanding that the prompt / challenge pingbacks are working again – WOOT WOOT!!!  Thank you WordPress folks for your time and effort in fixing this for us!

 

Here’s a bit of what I’ve learned / been reminded of since the issue started on Tuesday …

  • We truly are a community ’round here aren’t we?  From raising our voices via the support avenues to let them know about the issue, to supporting each other’s posts REGARDLESS of if their pingbacks worked or not.

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Fellow WP Bloggers – Having Prompt Pingback Problems?

Update as of about 1:oo pm my time (near Toronto, Canada so EDT) …

I have now seen a couple of replies from staff in the support forums, including for my post referenced below, that they are aware of the issue and the developers are working on a fix.  Thanks to all for your voices on this, here there and anywhere you raised them.

Looking forward to catching up on some of your terrific posts on the prompts really soon I hope!   Marianne

 


 

I know a good lot of my followers/readers are fellow WordPress bloggers, and that many of you also like to read and participate in the WP Daily Post prompt challenges like myself.  If your response to a prompt hasn’t shown up like mine didn’t on Tuesday, I’ve added a new post to the WP support forum asking for them to fix it.

If you’re in the same predicament of not being able to see or respond to prompts since Tuesday, please go here and add a comment to my original support post in the forum.  Maybe if we band together and generate lots of traffic there, they will catch sight of it and fix the pingpack glitch!

Here’s where my support post is:

Your Daily Post Pingbacks Haven’t Worked Since Tuesday

 

Thanks in advance for adding your voice there!   Marianne

 

Image source:   Ze’ev Barkan user on flickr.com, CC2.0 Generic


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