Weekly writing check-in: distracted and frustrated

It’s been a distracting week, hasn’t it? I think we’ve had about three months’ worth of news packed into seven days.

This is to say that I’ve been distracted this week. Really, I think many of us have been distracted this week.

I have been working on stories. But now I’m frustrated. I’m working on scheduling some more for the rest of the year when WordPress starts insisting I use the new editor interface.

I loathe the new editor interface. Loathe. It.

I get it. I work for a software company. You got to update the user interface once in a while.


I simply loathe it.

So I’m either going to have to learn how to use it or find a way to switch back. I’ve been Googling. I’m not the only one who’s unhappy.

Edited to add: It seems I can start a post in the new editor, save it, and then reopen it in the classic view. I’m still not happy.


Filed under Weekly Writing Check In, Writing

3 responses to “Weekly writing check-in: distracted and frustrated

  1. Marge Simon

    WHY do they (you name what it is, from digital programs to scholastic evaluations, etc.) always think they need to “update or upgrade” something that isn’t broken and was working just fine? There should be a law!

    • It’s driving me crazy. And I get it–I do. I work in software, and sometimes you do need to update the interface. And I understand that it’s hard to maintain two code lines. But in this case? Ugh. It’s awful and I find it off-putting for writing as well.

  2. Oh, my goodness. I thought I was the only one who hated the stupid new editor. Because I do. I HATE it. Hate, hate, hate.

    But I will totally steal your back of starting in the new, saving, and seeing if I can switch back to old. I hope it works. Because the new one is making me bonkers.

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