“Abandon Ship!” was just about what I felt like doing with this blog this morning.
Having come back from a long-weekend Zen retreat in a beautiful Elizabethan manor house in the English Lake District, I was feeling really rather chilled.
My intention was to have a look at some photographs that I’d taken during the “free” time over the weekend accompanied a few calm and thoughtful words……
………However in my short absence, gremlins had invaded my website. I first found out that the email subscription button hadn’t been working for a while. This led me to discover that no back-ups had been done, Jetpack and VaultPress were struggling to connect, my theme seemed to be corrupted ….and so on…..
So, drastic action required!
I first stripped the website back to the bare bones, uninstalling all the bells and whistles it had accumulated over the years. Following advice on various forums, I changed from Moesia Theme to basic Twenty Sixteen to try to isolate problems. This kind of worked but I didn’t like the look of it.
Then I changed the theme to Zerif Lite. I’m not sure how this will respond on all devices; in fact I’m not sure of anything.
I feel great affinity with the Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
So by way of a test, I’m posting this picture of an abandoned boat I saw on my way to the Retreat Centre.
It looks how I feel after EIGHT HOURS on MacBook trying to fight my way back into cyberspace:
If any of my fellow bloggers out there spot any glaring human errors, or have any advice to offer on how to best customise this theme, I’d be very grateful if you would sling it my way.
I feel sufficiently OddBall myself right now. I’m split between the Calm Mindfulness of the weekend and the Utter Frustration of trying to get this website up and running again, so will link to Cee’s Challenge:
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