Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- I discovered that I had been added as a contributor (although not entirely sure that was the role I was added as) to some random site that isn’t actually a blog. I’m not sure how this happened without me being aware of it, and I spend a lot of time hunting around trying to figure out how to remove myself. I have no idea what was up with that.
- My entire site randomly went down for a bit on Tuesday morning. Of course, the happiness engineers announced they had limited availability and were nowhere to be found. Luckily after several minutes everything was okay again, so presumably it was some sort of server hiccup on WP’s end. I’ve still heard sweet fuck all from the happiness engineers.
- I discovered by accident that the WP Reader doesn’t display any of the formatting done using the block editor. I happened to look at one of my posts in the Reader and wondered what the heck was going on, because it wasn’t supposed to look like that.
- The blogosphere has responded in various ways to the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd. I’ve seen a number of people minimize the existence of white privilege and anti-Black racism, which I’ve found deeply disturbing. Of course there are other social problems and disadvantages, but I don’t think it helps anyone’s cause to frame them by minimizing systemic racism and the experiences described by Black people. It’s not hard to educate ourselves about the problems that others face and what their lived experience is; we just have to make the choice to listen.
Apparently we’re talking about NO KNEELING. There are simply no words.
Happy Pride Month!