Multi-tasking: Not for Everyone

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I have to go to the eye doctor on Tuesday, and will probably be there all morning. But I want my blog not to fail that day, so I have tried to schedule posts to appear that morning.

This is harder than it looks, because if I click the wrong thing, or forget a step, the post intended for Tuesday morning will be published now instead. I was also talking with Susan on the phone while I was trying to do this.

So, here I am, trying to set a hymn, Wonderful Words of Life, for publication Tuesday morning, and I had the hubris to say, “I’m getting to be a wiz at this.” Yep, all I had to do was load the hymn onto the mouse, come back to my own site, set up a page for the new post, and click “Paste,” and it’s showtime–!

Only instead of the hymn, I’ve got the hamster video from last night. The hamsters are not singing the hymn.

Back to Youtube. Load the hymn again. Back here, unload, and publish the post–except I missed a step, and so the hymn is published now instead of Tuesday.

Multi-tasking is not for everyone. It’s certainly not for me. Nevertheless, I have to resort to it occasionally.

So if you’re here Tuesday morning, spare a thought for how freakin’ hard it was to get there.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Multi-tasking: Not for Everyone

  • Phoebe

    Um, today is Friday. Which Tuesday was it supposed to have been? Don’t confuse an old lady! 🙂


    • leeduigon

      Next Tuesday. I think. Yeah, it says so on my calendar. I really had a devil of a time with this.


    • leeduigon

      Another thing I bollixed up! Comments have been re-enabled. Fap!


      • Lyn Veihdeffer

        Have you disable comments intentionally?? If you mentioned it and I missed it, I apologize.


        • leeduigon

          No, I don’t disable the comments. WordPress does it for me! (*!*) I don’t want them to, but I’m afraid to ask them to stop, lest they replace this with a worse problem. You’re new here: you didn’t see what a mess it was when they changed my format to light blue letters, half their usual size, on a light grey background.
          They’ve added steps to the posting procedure, and if I forget one, usually that causes the comments to be automatically disabled and then I have to go back and un-disable them. This happens a lot.

          Anyhow, it would be a drag to have a comment contest when comments are disabled.

          Please bear with me, I’m doing the best I can.


          • Lyn Veihdeffer

            That’s okay! I thought it was odd, but I thought maybe I missed something. And what a terrible pain for you! I’m sorry😕 I know you always do your best and you do a wonderful job! 😊 Good luck at the eye doctor tomorrow 🙏🏻


  • Unknowable

    Technology is making life so durned easy that we’re all about to drop over from sheer exhaustion. 🙂


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Just when you think you have mastered some tech stuff, they upgrade and you are again in brain-fog land.


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