It’s simple, really: I can’t. The “new” WordPress apparently refuses to let me use AddThis to share content here, giving me the following error message:
I did not discover this until I had put my heart and soul and at least an hour-and-a-half (or more)’s worth of time into a post, and when I tried to open it for editing prior to posting it… that’s what I got. The post itself was gone. Completely. Irrecoverably.
It was a good post, too: a Chinese-American mother who had escaped Communism over there was warning us about how Critical Race Theory was turning the United States into what she was escaping. You can read the original article here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/virginia-xi-van-fleet-critical-race-theory-china-cultural-revolution-loudoun. But I just don’t have the heart, or the energy, to try to reconstruct my entire comments on it.
And since the lion’s share of my content is sparked by things I’ve seen elsewhere, that I want to share here – usually with comments, sometimes with extensive reflections – This. Is. A. Problem. Let’s not even talk about this new “Block Editing”… stuff… a typical technobabble “solution” to a nonexistent “problem” that makes life unnecessarily complex for ordinary users like me.
Of course, that’s probably why the share function isn’t working; AddThis is probably not compatible with block editing, or some such foolishness. Whatever the case, it’s not worth my time trying to figure it out – although if anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to enlighten me in the comments, and I’ll thank you! And if anyone has any recommendations on blogging sites that are closer to what this one used to be, I’d be interested in that, too.
It’s been a good run, I guess: 1,326 posts in slightly over six years. I can’t complain. And I’ll leave this up, as there are posts I like to refer back to, and forward to other sites, from time to time. And of course, the bottom line is, “you get what you pay for.” But it’s disappointing, nonetheless…