I did something really dumb, again. I haven’t been able to post consistently on my website for about a year. I couldn’t get it to upload images or save them. In a graphics & photos-based industry, that just doesn’t work. So, I verified that I had a backup of my website, and installed a new clean WordPress instance. When I tried to upload my website backup, it wouldn’t work. I’ve been trying to figure it out for a few hours and I just decided to start over. Again. This is starting to become a habit of mine. I did manage to save two posts because I had the posts open in tabs on my browser. I printed them to a pdf. And I found a Word document with another post I hadn’t published. And I found a transcription of a recording I did for a podcast for Modern Photo Solutions. I’ve got it all reposted. Some other things are gone for good, probably. But that’s okay. The posts I was most worried about losing are still here.
I’m also learning that function is more important than appearance sometimes. If a website is really pretty, but it’s so difficult to use that you don’t use it, it’s not a good design.