Thursday Inspiration — A Good Choice

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?

9 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — A Good Choice

  1. bushboy February 16, 2023 / 11:04 pm

    Of course I do Fandango. You did the cut and paste when a copy and paste wouldn’t have been a cut and paste resulting in a copy and paste non existence when a cut and paste occurred withing the realms of a big whoopsie. Then to compound the error, using the copy and paste (a couple of times I have used cut and paste….wrong) but no problem. you now have a copy and paste in the vague hope a ping back will work. At present a few people are saying no and finding it better to do a copy and paste of your post into the hosts comments as well. Not a cut and paste as you did before resulting in a loss of a post which was all about “about fear of making a wrong decision, turns out to be a stupid explanation” – Just to ensure that these were not my words, if any complaints should arise – from being a cut and paste/copy and paste mistake.
    See simple 😁

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  2. Sadje February 16, 2023 / 11:24 pm

    What a bummer! But you did respond to the prompt.

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    • Fandango February 17, 2023 / 4:44 pm

      Yeah, and they make me sleepy and stupid.

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  3. leigha66 February 18, 2023 / 1:11 am

    Sounds like a case of Murphy’s Law. Hope things went better for you the rest of the day.

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  4. Forestwood February 18, 2023 / 9:30 pm

    Gosh it is easy to do something like this…. Brian’s comment seems completely plausible.

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