I have been resistant to using the block editor on my iPhone because I thought it would be close to impossible to use on the relatively small screen of an iPhone. But then the powers that be over at WordPress decided to remove the option to use the classic editor on the latest update to its iOS app. This is forcing me to either embrace the block editor on my iPhone, to quit using my iPhone for my blog and to start using a Windows laptop, or to quit blogging altogether.
While pondering my options, last night my wife and I picked up some Chinese take-out for dinner, and when I opened up my fortune cookie at the end of the meal, this is what I found inside of it:
So, I decided to heed the message in my fortune cookie and not be afraid to try something new. To that end, I’m using the block editor on my iPhone to create this post. In fact, this is my fourth post that I’ve created on my iPhone using the dreaded block editor since yesterday.
And do you know what I have discovered? I have discovered that it ain’t that terrible. It will take some getting used to, and it will take me a bit longer, at least for now until I do get used to it, to write my posts.
So I guess an old dog like me really can learn some new tricks after all.
Now if only WordPress would get around to fixing that damn bug that was introduced in its iOS app last November that prevents me from liking and commenting on some other bloggers’ posts, I’d be a happy camper.