Winstonsdad goes to Bi-weekly reviews

I have struggled as Mentioned before with reviews this last year so I have decided to be a lot more organized than I ever have been as I am struggling to review books it goes in blocks then nothing I have tried to just do the reviews ad hoc but this year. I have lost my usual rhythm so I decided the best thing as I managed to write two reviews a few times in one day. So I feel I will be doing a review on Mondays and Thurs moving forward if I get a chance to add reviews I will and this means if I get a spare evening I can do some other posts around books that I used to do years ago. I will be posting this Thursday. I usually have Thursday off work strange thing is this week I am working but am working this week but will have a post ready for the long-running #translationthurs hashtag I started years ago. Well on to no book things The one thing I have gained during this covid madness is a love for Nostalgia tv it’s one of the beauties of the modern age with Apps and nostalgia tv channels we have a lot of old tv shows back. SO recent watches have been V the series, The original and rebooted Battlestar Galactica now don’t worry I will be turning into a sci-fi book blog no just love a bit of 80s/90s love even my taste in music has been listening to old vinyl I been buying on Thursdays at our local flea market and our monthly record fair and the record store days means I have a lot of new records from this era to listen too. I also hope to be on Twitter a bit more than I have been this year. What have you been doing new due to Covid. We all need to keep safe and well this winter. The pic is a local statue of one of Chesterfield’s famous residents Stephenson of Train fame just seemed his measuring stick was apt for this post. Also struggling with the new WordPress format so different from the previous one which I had used for the time I have blogged anyone else not keen on this new format at mo?

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julé Cunningham
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 21:37:00

    I hated the new editor at first, but after using it recently I’ve gotten quite fond of it.


  2. roughghosts
    Oct 19, 2020 @ 23:53:41

    Stu, I’ve not even managed biweekly reviews lately. Reading is difficult and I think that current politics in my province and in the behemoth to the south are distracting and terrifying me. But I will tell you that you can still access the classic WP editor. They have just not made it easier; I had to engage in an angry support chat to find out how. Go to My Sites, click WP Admin, then click POSTS. That will bring up your recent posts and you’ll see in the upper left hand corner ADD NEW with a drop down menu from which can select “Classic” and voila you are back on familiar turf. Hope that helps a little. Otherwise, be good to yourself and don’t worry about frequency. No one’s going to forget you!


  3. Lisa Hill
    Oct 20, 2020 @ 04:48:21

    The other way that you can use the old editor is this way: Click new post and type in the title. Save it as a draft and then close it.
    Then go to posts, and you will see your new post. Hover underneath it and you will see Classic Editor. Click on that and you will be back in the one you are used to.
    I would be willing to learn the new one if it had all the features of the old, but it doesn’t. You can’t add a border to a picture, for example. If there is a way of adding categories I don’t know what it is. Maybe they will fix these things one day, who knows.
    IMO The new one suits people who like pictures not people like you and me who like words. If there is one style of blog I cannot be bothered with, it’s those ones that have great big square pictures of this and that to click on but you cannot read the first few lines of the post nor can you scroll down to find a post from before. Very often they don’t have an accessible search box either. If they have what the blog author thinks is a jazzy headline that doesn’t actually give the name of the book they are reviewing, they have lost me. There’s a growing number of blogs I used to read religiously that I have given up on now…


    • winstonsdad
      Oct 20, 2020 @ 08:59:10

      just after i wrote post last night had seen that you could do that so will use that. I find people don’t put search boxes in too shame
      makes much easier to find stuff


  4. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Oct 20, 2020 @ 10:47:21

    Probably sensible Stu – at the moment I seem to have settled on Monday, Wednesday, Friday which works for me. As for the block editor, I hate it and am doing what Lisa does. Can’t be doing with that – I want something simple and easy and readable!


  5. Jonathan
    Oct 30, 2020 @ 08:33:25

    I still seem to be able to use the old editor too; it’s just that it defaults to the new one. I may try the new one but it seems to be geared for use on smartphones.

    During the lockdown in April I watched the ’60s Forsyte Saga – it was excellent!


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