What to do when you are overloaded with help

I’m not talking about help with the laundry or dishes. I’m all for lots of help with that stuff. LOLBitmoji Image Jean Cogdell doing housework

But, if like me, your inbox is flooded with helpful tips and suggestions intended to improve your writing skills, you may be experiencing information overload.overloaded with emails

Between family, friends (web and local), two WIP books, my blog and reading all of you wonderful writers and bloggers, I sometimes feel my life is roaring out of control, burning up like a meteor falling to earth. Meteor falling to earth

Thanks go to JORDAN PETERS for a terrific piece about avoiding information overload and get those blogs written.

Information Overload: Avoid It Like The Plague

For me, I sometimes need to step back and take a break. And try to remove the sheer panic I feel at never meeting my goals.

Bitmoji Image Jean Cogdell Life is hardSome days there is too much to do and too little time. I know, I know some of you-all are super organized. Wish I was. But alas, I’m not.

However, Jordan did help with a few suggestions on how to keep your blog going. Now if I could just figure out how to keep the rest of my life going in the right direction.

What I want to know is what overwhelms you?

Is it your job, house, family, blogging, emails or all of them?

For me, it is all!

Tell me, how do you balance everything?

How do you avoid burnout?

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Love or hate, you don’t have to be stuck with Gutenberg

That’s the name of the WordPress new block editor, Gutenberg.

Here is what happened to me.

I was writing a new post and noticed at the top of the page was this…

Unfortunately, I clicked.

I think I’ve mentioned before how click-happy I get at the sight of a button. I’ve set off alarms and disabled gadgets just because I couldn’t resist a button. Just ask my daughters. LOL

But, back to this mess. I spent an entire day researching how to get back to the Classic Editor. Plugins are not an option because my blog is not self-hosted. Using the Gutenberg Block Editor made me feel as if I’d stepped back in time, not moved forward. WordPress really needs to rethink this option.

After wasting hours, I finally went to the Chat feature. Yay! Success. Within seconds,  customer service reverted my blog editor back to Classic. A friend did show me there are 3 dots on the top right corner that will give you a choice to switch back to Classic Editor. Guess I should’ve just called her. LOL 

So if any of Y’all end up with this horrible block editor, don’t sweat it. Just go to HELP and then CONTACT US to chat with someone. They were great.

Tell me…

Have you switched to the Gutenberg Block Editor yet? Love or hate?

More info…

Is Gutenberg the End or a New Beginning for WordPress?

 

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How to make your Facebook easy to find

Does your Facebook account have a lot of numbers after your name?

Looks something like this…

Why should you personalize your Facebook URL?

  • Well, one reason would be to enable people to find your group or page easier.
  • Another is setting up a Facebook email address enables you to send out mass emails to your followers.

It’s easy peasy to personalize your Facebook address. 

Whether it’s a personal, business or a group account, the process is the same. All it takes is two steps and you’re done.

  1. Open your Facebook Account or Group and click on “…More.”

2. Arrow down until you see “Web and Email Address.”

As you can see I’ve created one as an example. If yours isn’t customized you’ll see a list of long numbers instead of your name. See illustration above. 

That’s all there is to it. Now you have a special name attached to your URL and a special email address where people can contact you about your group or products.

Have you done this yet? 

Has it helped? 

In case I didn’t explain the process very well, I’ve added another post link below.

Good luck.

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Create a custom URL for your Facebook Group

Watch for upcoming security changes

No one wants their website hacked, am I right?

 

However, I do wish the techies looking down from cyberspace would stop monkeying around and tweaking every little thing on the internet.

Just when I believe I’ve gotten everything under control, bam! Time to relearn and figure out just what the hell is changing now.

A big thanks to Nicholas C. Rossis for keeping me and everyone up to date on the coming changes to Google Chrome. Apparently, it has something to do with website security. OMG

Now you may say, “I don’t use Google Chrome.” But where Google goes other search engines are soon to follow. So take note, read the article and watch for changes.

So, what is this Google Chrome update all about?

  • Google Chrome has an update coming out the end of July. Chrome 68.
  • The new update will mark ALL websites an “not secure.”
  •  Some hosting websites will add additional Security Socket Layer–or SSL for us, some may not.
  • If the website host doesn’t add the additional SSL, we will need to add one ourselves to make sure communications between our site and a visitor is secure.

Think I got all that right. Sure hope WordPress.com adds it for me. Hate when I have to figure all this shit out for myself.

Click on the link below and read the entire article for the bigger picture.

SSL Security And Social Share Counts By  Nicholas C. Rossis

Talk to me…

Does anyone out there know if WordPress.com will fix this for us?

Do you worry about visiting unsecure websites?

Did you know about this change?

Do you think it will impact bloggers? How?

Check out these links for more information about Chrome 68.

What’s New In DevTools (Chrome 68)

A secure web is here to stay

Chrome 68 to condemn all unencrypted sites by summer

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