Knock your block

Candice Nolan / Feb 26, 2019

Knock your block

So after nearly breaking my website completely and utterly, I decided to read plug-in instructions more carefully. Like this one on how to add the <insert more> tag on posts. Taking nothing for granted. Alas.

En voilà ! I have blocked all my content from public viewing. This means that I have to insert a “read more” tag in all my posts. And this is me figuring out how it works with the new and improved blocks editor. But back to the beginning. The bit about breaking my website. There is no nearly to this sad tale. I broke it. It was kaput, finish and klaar, broke with no hope.

The good people at WordPress (they call themselves happiness engineers – though all they seem to engineer on my end is weeping and gnashing of teeth). Start a website, they said. It would be easy, they said. They lied. Not the happiness engineers. For them I am grateful. Because at least I have a shoulder to cry on.

So who lied? Well, I’m pretty good at lying to myself. This website is my plan b. The future of journalism in South Africa hangs in the balance. The idea of working at one company until you retire, is fast becoming myth. And besides, nobody is hiring. I checked. I’ve been checking.

I had a session with my Hymie. I don’t know what to call him. He is a practitioner of Resonance Repatterning. Hymie reckons I was afraid of success and failure. That I had been sabotaging myself all this time. But through the treatment, that bad energy has been removed. And so I’m stepping out boldly. Documenting my journey every step of the way.

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