Well time to pack up and leave WordPress.com
The tools provided for plain text writers are now so buried and hard to use that it takes me 5 minutes to get the layout correct and the formatting in place.
This is a visual media world and platform. Written text has no value to the organization called “Word” press. The greater focus being on the Press and the pressure to conform to the view of a commercial platform.
I do understand how the block version of WordPress is supposed to work – and if you create media rich posts it does work a lot better.
But for words – just plain words this is now good awful painful.
Step one is moving my domain
Step two is canceling my auto-renew
Step three is waiting for the clock to wind down and the self-host elsewhere.
Since my auto-renewal happened before the switch to full gutenberg – I am stuck here for one more year. Well I won’t wait the full year – but I might as well get some use out of the shipwreck that I paid to use.