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WordPress Bugs


Yes, this is how the site was SUPPOSED to look!

I found out today, that the background I worked on for HOURS – nay, DAYS – only looks good on my own computer. Are you KIDDING me? Seriously. I grunted over this background – adjust, save, load, repeat. It never occurred to me that WordPresswouldn’t
auto-fit the final concept.

So I’ll punt and go with a canned look. And that will be okay. (She tells herself with a growl.) I’m frustrated that I wasted almost 12 hours on setting it up, though.
And that’s where I started on this Wednesday ROW80 update. Frustrated. Not only because of my wasted time (a most valued commodity) but also because I’ve been constantly distracted with outside requests and issues. I haven’t been able to write more than a blog article in days. And I’m burning to get to it! But thankfully, that’s not where I finished this update – read on!
My WIP took an amazing turn last week, but I haven’t had the opportunity to pursue it. So my writing goal hasn’t been where I want it. But I have been doing some blog visiting – not as much as I wish. I have set up the new website pieces that I’ll be opening sometime next month, though I’d like to be able to write more on them. And I got my exercise in this week and am eating right. (She says as she takes a bite of chocolate chunk cookie – yes, it IS sugar-free, but still.) Oh and I finally stopped procrastinating and turned in my contest piece. That’s a win as well. So I guess there are more 🙂 than 😦 or maybe that should be @**@.
For the rest of the week, I’d like to get ahead on blog articles again. Don’t like this last minute stuff I’ve been doing. I truly hope to finish the changes that I’m making to my WIP so I can get back to the new story I’ve started. Too many scenes are running through my head.
Now here’s the rest of the story. As I wrote this, I decided I couldn’t leave me blog half-done. Yes, I’m ADD and stopped to make adjustments! I had to make it look somewhat professional. So I changed the layout with the intent to go with a plain design. Well the layout fell into my current background beautifully. I added my original header to an enlarged version of it and I LOVE it. I’m so please with the way it turned out. I know it’s only just for now, but it makes me smile! Go visit my new space! It is (A simple change.) I’ll be switching permanently soon, so bookmark it!
This post started out in a nothing’s-right, rain cloud, but by talking my way through my week, I easily found some things to be happy about. (Oh, and the Dear Boy’s Rugby team won the Texas State Championship!) I guess I just needed to step out of the emotion and view the reality of what’s really going on.
Where are you right now? On an upswing or down? If you’re heading down, can you look for something good that you can grab hold of. Even small smiles can pull you out before you hit the dregs at the bottom of the tea cup.



Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

9 thoughts on “WordPress Bugs

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  2. Missed you guys, too. And I must say, it was more my tunnel vision that created the problem than WordPress. At this point, the only thing I don't like is the inability to alter my font colors and post backgrounds, but I'm okay with the way they are. I'm hoping to have my major adjustments to the WIP in order enough to bring the next section on Tuesday. So hate missing. Wish gas prices would go back down!


  3. I love the new look and admire your perseverance as you worked to figure out how to get the site the way you wanted it. I’m delighted to hear about the positive turn your story took and wish you well as you work on it.


  4. Aaaannndddd this is why I love blogger so much. lol. However, I did check out your WordPress and it's looking good too. I still might follow your tracks and try again at getting my WordPress Library up, but… not right now. Like you, I'm behind on blogging and having to dogpaddle to keep up. It is tiring. So, I've set aside these two off days I have this week to just focus on blogging and writing posts. I have accomplished posting what I needed for this week. Well, almost. Eh, it's a start. Today is a new day and I better get at it. Missed your grinning face last night.


  5. I have three or four browsers loaded on my laptop as I used to do a bit more web design (haven’t done any lately). I would check the layout in each of the browsers because they don’t always play nice. 🙂


  6. I had that same problem when setting up my other website… looked good for me, but would not be right for any one else… so I gave up 😛


    • Oh it can be so confusing! I think I have mine working for anyone at this point, but who knows! It works for mine and my daughter’s and my Ipad – three totally different sizes – so I have hope.