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And my Tech-Pendulum Swings....

So I do this thing where I look at the “standard” way of getting things done, some might say the easy way, and then I’m like NOPE, ain’t gonna do that, gotta dance to my own drummer. Then, one year later, I realize that I’ve made my systems and my setup unduly complicated and less functional than they should be, (aha! there is a reason why people do things that standard way) and I spend a week putting everything back.

Phone Stuff

I’ve been thinking really hard about how to use my iPhone less. Like, putting my phone away and dragging my big-ass tablet onto my lap at night when I’m on the internet. I deleted almost everything off it in an attempt to dumbphone-ize the thing.

Yesterday: UGH WHY IS EVERYTHNG SO DIFFICULT TO ACCESS? OH RIGHT. BECAUSE I MADE IT THAT WAY.

Blog Stuff

I had a fun few days dorking around with a new static site for this blog. Then I learned more about how theming works (thanks @pimoore and @manton!) and I was like NOPE. Gonna figure out the theming! I really don’t want to mess with pushing my microblog to Git. And then I felt…. overwhelmed again.

Yesterday: YOU HAVE A PERFECTLY NICE HELLO THEME. WHY NOT TAKE THAT AND JAZZ IT UP A LITTLE INSTEAD?

This seems an obvious solution.

Newsletter Stuff

After spending an afternoon “fighting” with Buttondown only to have it eat two newsletters and then send a third out to my list at a weird delay (ugh!), I was thinking things like: “Sure, small services have quirks. The guy running it has always been responsive. I’m sure I can fix this.” And then….

GOOD GOD, WOMAN! ARE YOU SO STUBBORN ABOUT YOUR PREFERENCES FOR A NEWSLETTER PROVIDER THAT YOU’LL USE STUFF THAT BREAKS 25% OF THE TIME AND LACKS FEATURES YOU SHOULD BE USING?

Ha. Classic me. Making things harder than they need to be. No biggie, but it’s time for a fresh round of adjustments. 😂

  1. I’m installing apps back on my phone.
  2. I’m gonna roll with my hello theme. Later, I’ll use CSS to jazz it up a bit more.
  3. I’m switching my author newsletter back to MailerLite.

Whew! I feel better already.