I’ve recently become a bit more active on Instagram. Instagram is loaded with advertisements – LOADED – occasionally a product interests me and I will click on ‘see more’. Okay? Then if I go over to Facebook I will be bombarded with ads for that same product plus similar ones. WTH?
I didn’t think it was a matter of cookies or even Google and it annoyed me, only, just this past week did I find out Facebook owns Instagram! Aha! Paranoia taken care of. I usually read all the tech news and business news and I don’t know how I missed that one. I know Twitter was sold to some big tech company quite some time ago but I can’t remember which one, nor do I care. I have never been able to figure out what use Twitter is – just people raving and ranting??? I don’t get it.
Many folks have their shorts all in a knot because WordPress is switching to the Guttenberg Editor aka block editor.
I came across this editor when I wrote/published on ‘Medium’ – I hated it and always had to work around it, total PITA. Over the years I have had WordPress blogs and Blogger blogs (I still maintain control of several Blogger blogs tho I don’t update them).
This particular blog you are reading now was created in December of last year and boy oh boy was I surprised when I started to write my first post that it was this block editor thing like on Medium. Eww! Unless I could find a work around I would have dumped WordPress and just stayed on Blogger.
But I did find a work-around – I just use the Classic editor. Took me a bit to find it and I’m using it now. I’m hoping my access to this editor doesn’t go away on June 1st. If you want to know where it is, I’ll try to explain –
See that little black box with a white plus sign in it on the bottom right? Click that…
You will get a side menu where you can choose which kind of block you want. Scroll down to ‘Formatting”, click ‘Classic’ and Bingo – there you go..
There are actually some block I find useful, like the ‘Poetry’ block but for the most part I just stick with ‘Classic” since I present a very simple straight forward format.
As I said, I don’t know if this will still be available come June 1st…but here you have it. (Goodness I have used the word ‘but’ an awful lot in this post…)