Be smart, and avoid my mistake

Just before I went on a three-week holiday, I thought I’d change my plan with WordPress.

Big mistake.Bitmoji Image Jean Cogdell - Regrets

With three weeks of sporadic internet service, I was unable to check-in with my blog on a regular basis. But on one of the few days I was able to connect, my favorite ape let me know the Reblog & Press This buttons had vanished from my blog. Thanks Chris!

Holy crap!

Now that I’m back home and done a little research, I discovered those buttons aren’t part of the plan I’d selected. Seems that WP assumes if you are a business blog, readers will not be interested in sharing your posts.

How to know which WordPress plan is right for you

Price and info on WordPress Blog plans

When the new GDPR requirements came out, I thought upgrading to Business Plan would avail me of more automated information for my readers. Wrong!

I don’t know about you, but complying to this new law was a bit confusing. Sigh…

I contacted WordPress through the live chat/help link and was able to cancel the business plan and back down to the premium. Took a lot of patience on my part and most of the day, but success. Well, sort of. Unfortunately, when they republished my blog under the Premium Plan WP also doubled several of my blog posts. More work to delete the duplicates. Bitmoji Image Ugh! - Jean Cogdell

So which WordPress plan is right for you?

That depends on what you hope to accomplish with your blog. However, here are a few things to think about…

  • Cost doesn’t equate with better. Unless we’re talking shoes.
  • More “Plugins” aren’t helpful if you don’t need them. Just adds more clutter.
  • Each plan is different. What you gain with one you may loose with another.
  • Make a mistake? WP will help you change your plan.

Now that the Reblog and Press This buttons are back, don’t forget to share!

Quote by Ralph Nader - Your best teacher is your last mistake

I do get tired of learning stuff the hard way. LOL






Update: Publishing mistakes I made this year

Yep, I’ve more mistakes to add to last years list!

You may have noticed I’ve been off-line for a few days. Nine and counting to be exact. But who’s counting.

Boy was I a little premature. 

Nothing much beats starting off the new year with mistakes and big ones!

Now I can give you a lot of reasons/excuses why I made these doozies but let’s face it, from time to time I just do dumb stuff.

The only reason I’m on-line today is because I “borrowed” a computer from hubby. He’s on the golf course. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.

But back, to my big mistakes. Which turned out to be the worst and most expensive mistakes I’ve ever made. Knock on wood. Sigh…

Want to know how I started off 2017?

  • Failed to backup computer. Sick with the flu, and put off doing computer housework (excuse #1.)
  • Downloaded a program without checking source. At least that’s what I think happened. (never had issues before.)

Then wham bam, my computer got the dreaded green screen of death! Or its first cousin.


No backup for 6 weeks! I cried. The poor thing has been with the Geek Squad at Best Buy ever since. Even the Geeks are having problems repairing and restoring my baby.

In more years than I like to admit, this is the first time I’ve killed a computer. Guess I was due.

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So now having started off 2017 with a bang, I’m worried my mistakes this year might over take 2016!

Read last months post about my mistakes:

First, let me say my mistakes were expensive. Now that I’ve got that off my chest I’ll try to share something constructive. I rushed the process. Those who know me, stop snickering. I&#…

Source: Publishing mistakes I made this year

Have you ever received the Blue or Green screen of death?

How did you cope?

Did you recover your files?

Do tell, misery loves company.

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