Sometimes I need something to pull me out of a mood, and hand lettering (handwriting?) a positive or motivational quote will often point me in that direction and get me walking down the path. Many of the quotes from the app I got this one from, HabitHub (Android), are about ideas and the importance of waking early to achieve them. I know this does not apply to everyone, but it does apply to me. As much as I want to be a night owl, because I love to sleep, I feel at least 10x as productive when I wake early as opposed to staying up late. I think, perhaps, when my children are on their own I may find I could be just as productive with a noon-6am schedule instead of a 5am-11pm one. But for now, with an office job that dictates my schedule, morning person it shall be.
I don’t know how I managed quite so many years without a single problem on Off the Beaten Plan. Knowing that too many plugins and such can break a blog, I try not to do anything I don’t understand, or am unfamiliar with.
Imagine my surprise when I found my blog broken-ish for much of yesterday.
Worse, this morning, when it was broken completely.
Fixing WordPress isn’t easy, and there’s not a lot of resources that are clear on what might fix the issues. I took advantage of the WordPress Codex on common errors (along with several websites that offered the same advice), and finally, this morning, managed to get things sorted out.
I also spent much of my evening yesterday with my daughter shopping for news shoes, hopefully to alleviate the foot pain she’s been experiencing. We bought a nice pair of ryka’s, but had to travel across the Valley to do so, and got back quite late. Though the trip was ultimately successful, it was a late night. Piling the intermittent service with the blog, my word count was awful.
But damn it, I wrote. 30 words of fiction, and (somehow) 237 words of blogging. And this morning, I fixed the blog. Hopefully now will all be right in my world, because the entire process angered me greatly. I’m determined not to let it bleed over into the rest of the day. I shall say no more.