I screwed up. Yesterday I accidentally hit “publish” when I meant to hit “update.” Those are the two WordPress editor options on my iPhone app when I’m drafting a post. So if the post you’re about to read feels familiar to you, as if you’ve seen it before, you may, indeed, have seen it before. Especially if you get an email notification each time I post something new. My bad.
After realizing what I had done, I changed the post’s status from “published” back to “draft.” Maybe I should start using my laptop more and my iPhone less.
Anyway, in case you missed it, this time I meant to hit “publish.”
So I bit the bullet and shelled out $48 to upgrade to the “personal” WordPress plan from the “free” plan. That supposedly eliminated ads that have appeared at the bottom of my posts. It also enabled me to drop the “.wordpress” from my blog’s URL, which is now simply “fivedotoh.com.”
And in the interest of change for change’s sake, I’m thinking about changing my avatar (or as they’re called on WordPress, “gravatar”). You know, the image that represents me online. The little picture that appears next to my name when I like or comment your posts.
I’m concerned that the gravatar I use now (below) might appear to be a little too angry or scary. Maybe even malignant.So I’m considering an avatar that is a little less threatening; more benign. Like this one:
But then I wondered if readers might not take me seriously or will think of me as a fool.
So maybe something that reflects me as a person who pens blog posts, like a fountain pen tip.Or a typewriter.Or maybe just an emoji of me.What do you think? Take this brief survey. Do your civic duty and vote.