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What I wanted to post yesterday

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There was something wrong with the WordPress editor yesterday. I was unable to add the media from my files then. These are the two images I wanted to upload. I used them more than once during the Weekly Photo Challenge. So these are my favourites.

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June 7, 2018 at 11:37 am

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The Last Photo Challenge

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WordPress have now ceased issuing a Weekly Photo Challenge. This is, I think, a shame, since I have found it a useful way to keep on blogging. I used to post quite often on the issues of transportation and land use planning in the Lower Mainland of BC, and some of the broader environmental and political issues related to that. But after a few years it seemed to me that I had run out of new things to say. At the same time I was posting to twitter (in very short format) and facebook, and more often than not that provoked a hostile response rather than the very valuable exchanges of views that used to occur on this blog.

The photo challenge introduced me to many new people who had not read this blog before. I thought it might also tempt a few to look at my flickr stream since that is where I post most of my pictures. That does not seem to have happened very much.

The final challenge was to post All-Time Favourites and I notice that there are at the time of writing 415 responses to that. When it was issued I was on an Alaskan cruise and had limited to access to the internet, so I did not respond immediately. And right now I have over 1200 photos from that trip to sort out! So I am going to pick a photo that I have used more than once. And I have to report that using the usual “Add content” button to access this photo from images that I have already uploaded to WordPress is not working. Which might just be a temporary glitch but is very frustrating.

It also prevents me from adding a “featured image”, which is going to cut down on the response rate I get.

Small girl, red school uniform

 

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June 6, 2018 at 12:14 pm

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