jmgoyder

wings and things

Aha!

on November 14, 2021

Thanks to those who sent me links to possible ways to turn a long series of WordPress blog posts into an equally long Word document to edit but, alas I still didn’t find an easy way. The fact that I have written blog posts, for a little over ten years, straight into the blog format without drafting them first was, in retrospect, a mistake.

On the other hand, in WordPress, you can easily ‘return’ a blog post back into draft form to edit and I did this recently. The draft form is much easier to copy and paste from and that is the aha!

So I still need to do the job of going back to November 7th, 2011, when I first began blogging, and copy/pasting the posts that most pertain to this book about Anthony. Apart from the rather tedious nature of this task, it will also bring back happy and sad nostalgia so I need to be ready to meet those moments with strength.

Another aha! is remembering another bunch of anecdotes so I am going to tell those as I delve into the past – what fun!


6 responses to “Aha!

  1. susanpoozan says:

    Look forward to further posts.

  2. Lots of editing but you are on to the next stage. Good for you!

  3. I wonder if this would help the endeavor?

    1. Download an app called Grammarly- https://app.grammarly.com
    2. Click on one of your posts in WordPress.
    3. In the ribbon at the top right of the page, select “switch to draft.”
    4. In the ribbon at the top left of the page, select the “edit tool.”
    5. Now, click anywhere in the body of the post – you should now see the little green Grammarly icon in the bottom right. There will be a small blue circle with a number. That tells you the number of edits the app recommends. It allows you to edit your piece.
    6. When finished, see the upper right of the ribbon again for “Preview” and “Update.”

  4. Looking forward to those posts

  5. tootlepedal says:

    You may well be surprised by all the things that you have forgotten that you wrote. I on the other hand look back and find that I have written exactly the same thing year after year.

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