No, not the latest default theme for WordPress, though I admit it is pretty nifty (and there might be some changes happening around here because of it). First I have to level up my energy and concentration.
Honestly, I think I had a “Rip Van Winkle” episode. Things got to be just too much (inner critic: nag, nag, nag) and I needed to take an extended break from all things internet.
First, Twitter: all drama, all the time. Good-bye for now. (If you’re currently following me, I’m still getting DM’s.)
Mastodon: Unlike my offspring, I have not taken to it like a duck to water. This post from one of my knitting klatches might help. If you’re tooting, let me know in the comments and I’ll add you to my growing toot circle (but, like tree rings, it may take ages).
Instagram: Soon again. Maybe. Commenting, yes.
Goodreads: As a result of being offline, I’m reading (and knitting) more than usual (which isn’t saying much).
- Currently I’m reading Katie Mack’s “The End of Everything: Astrophysically Speaking“. Seemed appropriate.
- Knitting-wise it’s another pair of fingerless mitts, my go-to project to keep my hands busy and warm.
IRL: The big news for us is we took our whole family abroad for the first time since BC (before Covid; once-upon-a-time, that acronym meant “before children”). For hubby and me this was a huge step mentally and physically, being we are in the 65+ crowd. It was a short holiday, not too far away and not too cold. Just right. There were lessons learned (and relearned) on this trip so that we do it better on the next one and I believe there will be a next one fairly soon.
On WordPress.com: Too much to add here. The biggest news is the move by all the current learning courses from the closed wpcourses website (with its really wonderful social forum, which I personally will miss) to the freely accessible wordpress.com/learn and a separate, but integrated, Education Community forum in the community support forums.
ICYMI: A must-watch. Matt Mullenweg’s 2022 “State of the Word” annual keynote address, where he said big things are happening in 2023. Still hoping to see answers to the questions asked in the YouTube chat during the live session in December. (The featured image on this post was modified from his presentation.)
On the blog: Jetpack Stats let me know that 2022 tied with 2020 for the most posts published (17), but there were fewer words per post on average than 2020 (681 vs. 898). Twenty twenty-two also had the most comments ever (185), but ranked second to 2020 in Likes.
Thank you for making 2022 a banner year! 🎉🙌
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As always, the information in this post is correct as of publication date. Changes are inevitable.