These Things Happen

Just when I thought I had it all figured out, navigating this blogging platform stuff. Ugh. I shared a post on social media and even though I selected a featured image when I posted, it doesn’t show up in the link. Instead there is a big blank space.

Technically, I should say I thought I had it figured out again—because I’ve done all this before, and before that and even before that. But I don’t post consistently. I let my blog languish and then I forget how the platform works. So, I’ve joined a group of other bloggers in a challenge to post daily.

I’m blogging along with Effy Wild and her tribe, a fabulously creative woman, an inspiration not only by her artistic talent, but also her determination to navigate her life with honesty and grace.

A little voice in my head is telling me, Effy would have none of that blank space. She would find the problem and fix it.

It’s almost midnight and I’m cranky; my inner bitch is saying Fuck Effy (sorry Effy, you know I love you). It’s probably because I’ve been binge watching The Handmaid’s Tale and my inner bitch in overdrive, not at all in the mood to conform.

Still, I hate that big blank space. It’s not like the promise of a blank canvas—I already did the work, I made the pretty picture. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

These things happen.

“And so I step up into the darkness within. Or else the light.” Offred—The Handmaid’s Tale

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Modern Gypsy says:

    Aww hun! I hear ya! These things do get to get frustrating. But as the ever wise Effy says – done is better than perfect. Onwards!

  2. jenny says:

    i hear you. sometimes you just have to say fuck it. all there is to it.

  3. Inner bitches are liberating sometimes. Besides, you can fix it. Later.

  4. effywild713 says:

    I laughed out loud at the ‘Fuck Effy’. Yeah! So, listen. I had the same issue. Turns out when you add a featured image, it has to be smallish since Facebook has a limit on the size of featured images they’ll pull in. I think my web guy said less than 5MB, but I’ve been paring mine down to about 100 – 200 KB to be sure. Haven’t had a problem since. Hope that helps! xo

    1. Thank you! I think it’s fixed now.

  5. Bernadette Hohl says:

    If it is any consolation, the ad pictures came through. Happy blogging.

  6. cynthialee27 says:

    hang in there … you’ll figure it out … and be an inspiration for anyone else who stumbles along as well.

  7. Laura R says:

    My blog likes to add white lines. I’ve asked the experts, done the time and tweaking and it has a mind of its own. Making the pretty image in the first place had value, so appreciate that.

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