One of the things that keeps me blogging is not only having the ability to instantly express myself, but also having the opportunity to play around with technology, software, CMSes, coding, etc. My left brain often craves fiddling around with WordPress themes and widgets and getting things just so. The tag line “code is poetry” occasionally comes to my mind, even though I’m far from considering myself a coder or even a full-fledged tech geek.
Still, I love how left-brained, analytical, exacting technologies have allowed all of us to be more right-brained and creative.
Now, I’ll tell you the real purpose of this post: I really wanted to test out WordPress 4.2’s new “Press This!” functionality, which WP says will make it even easier to update blogs on the fly. Although I sometimes enjoy tweaking WordPress to get it to do what I want, I prefer it when I can insert a link, type a few words, and go without having to think much about it.
If WP’s latest update does what it says it does, then you should see a recent Instagram from me above. Did it work?
I’m hoping to blog more here, on my personal site, when I’m not writing posts on Italofile. If this on-the-fly blogging makes it easier, then stay tuned for more posts on writing, tech, travel, parenting, and all the other subjects that pique my interest beyond the 140-character limit of Twitter (indeed, my long-running, oft-updated microblog).
P.S. I am also posting more links to my professional Facebook page these days. Feel free to follow me there, too.