Post: Killing my Clones

I am killing off my social media clones that I had used to promote my writing. Twitter; Facebook; and anywhere else that I can remember creating MerlinSpielen or Stephen Mumble web presence. 

I linger here even though I have moved some work elsewhere – there are over 2000 posts in this site and whenever I start looking for the ones that are not awful – I get distracted! 

Inertia is a powerful force! 

Post: Canadian Federal Election Results – 2021

Well just took a look at the Canadian Federal Election results and I think we should call this the Groundhog Day Election in reference to the Bill Murray film.

I really think I have seen these results before.

Here is hoping the actors in this comedy-drama learn as much as Phil Connors

Post: WordPress Time to Leave

Well time to pack up and leave
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.

Post: WordPress Sucks

I really hate the new design and editor.

I cannot write anymore with this blogging tools.
I write poetry and short works of fiction. I do not need anything fancy.

Unfucking responsive. Laggy. Impedes my flow of writing.

And to get back a basic text editor I have to pay to add a plugin.