I received this message from WordPress on Saturday. It’s hard for me to believe that I have been blogging for 5 years. It’s even harder to believe that after 5 years WordPress is changing the rules. To their credit I was given fair warning that these changes were coming and I have had adequate time to learn how to use the new editor. I just haven’t!
I guess the problem is that I don’t like change. I subscribe to the philosophy of “if it’s not broken don’t fix it”. I still use a flip phone and I don’t text; I take pictures with a camera; I still write checks to pay my bills; and I prefer to use a map or have written directions to get where I’m going. You might think I will be offended if you call me old fashion. I won’t. I will take that as a compliment.
For me the WordPress classic editor worked fine. I personally had no complaints, but I suppose when you are trying to please hundreds of thousands, perhaps more, (I really have no idea how many people use WordPress) there will certainly be people wanting something more, new or different.
This is my first post using the new editor. It is pretty basic and there is much more to learn. As much as I don’t like having to learn to use the new program, it is a choice I will make because blogging is important to me. You may not notice a difference in the appearance of the blog, and since I do not blog on a regular schedule you might not even realize that it is taking me longer to create a post. As I go through this leaning process if you do notice differences please bear with me as the support of my readers is what encourages me to keep blogging.
My hope is that it will come easy and I will continue to enjoy blogging as much as I have in the past. If that is the case perhaps WordPress and I will celebrate many more anniversaries.
Thanks for reading. It means a lot! 🙂