Blogging Woes – A Mild Rant

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My Laptop Guardian is not qualified to help me unfortunately.


No one can deny that digital technology is a great invention. Computers are such an intrinsic part of our life today that one can hardly imagine living without them. Yet, there were times, not so long ago, when life was much less complicated without them. Because, when things go wrong, I mean very wrong and you can’t fix it yourself, you need an expert to correct the wrong.

I’m coming to the point.

When something goes wrong with your WordPress blog, you don’t always get the help you need; you’re directed to FAQ, and if there’s no answer to your problem there, well, that’s it, you’re stuck, you can’t email anyone, let alone talk to anyone; you’re left at the mercy of the electronic brain that simply couldn’t care less if you’re tearing your hair out because you can’t get the message across.

This is what happened.

The other day my husband wanted to create a WordPress account in order to LIKE one of my posts (Fear – Third Version) and further down the track to create his own photo blog. He clicked on LIKE and a window appeared to log in or register.

He followed the instructions to register, put in his email address and ‘dimitricblog2014’ appeared in one of the boxes.

‘Ah, that’s nice,’ I said. ‘You’ve been given a temporary name for your blog.’

Then he chose a nice theme for a photo blog: ‘Espied’.

One click: Congratulations!

Next: create a Gravatar.

One click: Congratulations!

Two emails followed with congratulations, of course. One email asked for confirmation.


This was the fatal click. To my horror I saw my profile icon in the top bar: my husband now had full access to my account – WordPress attached him to my site. Not that I have any secrets, it’s the principle that annoys me; does that mean that anyone with my surname can be attached to my site?

Now I’ve got this phantom Gravatar, ‘dimitric2014’, I can’t get rid of. And I can’t even use it. It’s frozen in time, in that moment of confusion in the electronic brain of WordPress.

Has anything like that happened to anyone else?

I’d be most grateful if you could enlighten me or just empathise.

Thanks for reading.

Have a nice week! Cheers 🙂 Irina


Copyright 2014 Irina Dimitric

About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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4 Responses to Blogging Woes – A Mild Rant

  1. I’m always terrified. I never know what the next click is going to do, so I’m no help to you at all but I feel your pain:)

  2. Have you tried going to scrolling down and clicking Get Help?

  3. irinadim says:

    Thanks, Doug. I’ve been to technical support for help and now I’ve tried this link, too. All you get is standardised answers and none of them related to my problem. Thanks for trying to help me.

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