1. WordPress has swallowed another of my drafted posts whole. Mostly, it holds onto drafts for dear life – whether I still want them or not. Lately it’s decided to play eenie, meanie, miney, moe with them, disappearing the ones I least expect and pretending I never wrote them at all. This one is being rewritten from memory on my computer’s word processing program first. I should stop forgetting that they all should be. (Rewritten from memory. Hah! As if I could really remember it by heart. It’s already not so humorous.)
2. WordPress also stopped my subscription feed early yesterday. I actually thought it was interesting that so few people were posting. I thought it was verrry interesting until I checked my email this afternoon and noticed my subscriptions were there, just not in my WordPress feed. Where I tend to look for them. Because it’s a convenient service. That WordPress offers. Is this happening to other people? I saw red.
3. What’s up with companies trying to get people to “like” them on Facebook or hashtag their products on Twitter without offering anything in return? I’d consider a Facebook “like” for a product I use, if they offered me a coupon or something. (It helps that I figured out how to “unlike” pages so their advertising doesn’t go on my profile in perpetuity.) But why would I advertise for them for nothing?
Today a commercial for a feminine hygiene product told me to hashtag their product on Twitter. They didn’t even ask. They just said do it. Why on earth would I? And why would they think it wouldn’t embarrass me or my friends? I know reason doesn’t occur so much in the advertising world, but come on, don’t they do research? Or is it that they have, and it turns out that lots of people will do this sort of thing just because they’re told to. If that’s true, I think I’m scared.
4. Getting back to email: I shouldn’t have to say that I’m not a prude – I can cuss as well as anyone who’s reasonably good at it. Still, I wonder why the disgusting email titles in my spam folder make me feel like my snail mail carrier is standing on my front porch saying them to me out loud. Of course my mail carrier would never do that, but somehow it feels as icky, every time. How did this spam business get so out of hand? Okay, I’ll concede that there’s probably a segment of the population on whom these things actually work. But I’m tired of this stuff intruding when I just want to sift through my email.
Maybe I’m tired and ticked off because so much of it assumes that I’m a man with sexual problems. Or because of Patty, or whatever her name is, constantly asking if I’m getting her emails. Listen Patty, you know and I know I don’t know you! You can’t trick me into opening anything from you!!
I’m especially tired of rude terms based on the word Facebook.
5. Last, but not least, (yes it’s trite, but it’s late and I’m too tired to worry about using tired phrases) I’m tired of computer generated Comment spam. It’s not just stupid, it’s strange and ugly looking. And what on earth is “Hello Webmaster” supposed to mean anyway??!! Why do they think I don’t immediately delete anything starting with that?
All right. I’m taking a deep breath right now. I don’t think my blood sugar is low because I had a little something to eat after WordPress ate the original version of this. I think I’m just blindingly sleepy. I would’ve given up and been in bed now if I weren’t so stubborn.
Sorry for the rant. I’ll try to let all this go and stop bothering you nice people.
(I had to come back and change a little something today because in last night’s sleepy stupor, I forgot the definition of a certain word.)