For this week’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, Jim Adams has given us the word “wrong” as our challenge.
My whole effort to respond to Jim’s challenge today was wrong. Probably because I started writing it after dinner tonight and I was tired. I wrote and edited pretty much the whole response in an app I have on my iPhone called “Simplenote.”
I do that quite often without encountering any problems. But not tonight. First, instead of doing a “copy and paste” of what I had written in Simplenote, I did a “cut and paste.” My intent was to open up the iOS WordPress app and paste the text I thought I had copied into the WordPress block editor and fine tune it from there.
But that’s where I went wrong. Before I posted the text from my Simplenote app into WordPress, I got distracted and used the Image block to insert the image that now appears at the top of this post. But that was okay. My big mistake was tapping out the first sentence you see beneath the photo. When I got to the words “Thursday Inspiration,” I decided to create my pingback to Jim’s prompt post. So I selected those words, clicked on the little pingback icon on the task bar (see below)…
And then I went to Jim’s blog, copied the URL, and pasted it into the dialog box that the icon opened up (see below)…
At that point I was ready to paste the text from Simplenote into WordPress and was shocked when this was all that showed up.
My heart sank when I realized that by copying Jim’s blog address into the pingpack dialog box, I had overwritten the Simplenote text with Jim’s post’s URL. Shit!
So I’m sorry, Jim, but my response to your Thursday Inspiration post, which was supposed to be about fear of making a wrong decision, turns out to be a stupid explanation of why my response is about my frustration with myself for doing something wrong in creating this post.
Does anyone have any idea what I’m talking about?