Word Press Blogs Not Allowing Me To Edit My Posts

Well, something is horribly wrong with my blog.

I’m not sure what is going on, but after I publish a post, Word Press won’t allow me to edit it. If and when I hit the “Edit” link to try to edit it, the page refreshes and it’s empty – there is no text.

I don’t know if this is a Word Press problem or if the problem is on my end.

If I can no longer edit my posts, I may have to abandon my blog or find a new (free) host.

This is frustrating.

Edit. January 13, 2020

I’ve found a very, very convoluted work around to edit my posts, but this is unacceptable. If Word Press does not fix this issue, I may leave this blog and find a new host.

My New Twitter Account Because For Some Reason Twitter Froze My Original One (October 2019)

My New Twitter Account Because For Some Reason Twitter Froze My Original One (2019)

My new Twitter handle is @butterp14862280, and it is located here

My original Twitter account is @popcorn871 and is located here

I did not violate any of their rules.

I was using my original Twitter account as I have always done, which is mainly retweeting links from other people that I find interesting.

I was periodically pasting in links on twitter to some of my blog posts to this blog – and I was not doing so in a “spammy” manner.

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Everybody had an opinion about ‘The Hunt’ before anybody saw it. That’s a problem. by A. Hornaday

Everybody had an opinion about ‘The Hunt’ before anybody saw it. That’s a problem. by A. Hornaday

Everybody had an opinion about ‘The Hunt’ before anybody saw it. That’s a problem. by A. Hornaday

Excerpts

Aug 15, 2019

[Editorial discusses how people negatively react towards a movie before it’s actually released]

…Sight unseen, the reviews were in [for these movies].

Make those “pre-views.”

Today, the forces of entertainment marketing, social media and grievance culture are increasingly colliding, with the casualty being the movies themselves.

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August 15th Is National Failure Day

August 15th Is National Failure Day

Various articles and links about the National Day of Failure and related:

National Failure Day: Vixens Who Overcame Failure

NATIONAL FAILURES DAY: BE FEARLESS AND MAKE FAILURE MATTER

7 Epic Fails Brought to You By the Genius Mind of Thomas Edison

Despite popular belief, the inventor wasn’t the “Wiz” of everything

…Chances are you haven’t heard of Edison’s botched ideas, several of which are highlighted here, because the Ohio native refused to dwell on them. DeGraaf says, “Edison’s not a guy that looks back. Even for his biggest failures he didn’t spend a lot of time wringing his hands and saying ‘Oh my God, we spent a fortune on that.’ He said, ‘we had fun spending it.’”

Why Finland Has a National Day of Failure

Origin of the day
The first Day for Failure was held in 2010 by Finnish university students. Their reasoning was that Finland would be needing thousands of new businesses and jobsin the future, but a natural fear of inadequacy was holding many people back from founding those businesses or pursuing those jobs.

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Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock (August 2019)

Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock (August 2019)

Box Office: Democrats Go to More Movies Than Republicans by P. McClintock

The statistic is part of a seven-year survey released by exit-polling service PostTrak.

Democrats go to the movies twice as much as Republicans, a new study finds.

The statistic was among many tidbits included in a seven-year survey celebrating the 1,000th movie surveyed by industry leader PostTrak, the exit-polling service founded by Rentrak (now owned by Comscore) and Screen Engine.

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How ‘Gourmet Makes’ Host Claire Saffitz Teaches The Valuable Lessons of Failing by Monica Torres

How ‘Gourmet Makes’ Host Claire Saffitz Teaches The Valuable Lessons of Failing by Monica Torres

How ‘Gourmet Makes’ Host Claire Saffitz Teaches The Valuable Lessons of Failing

Excerpts:

….This is the drama of the popular Bon Appétit video series “Gourmet Makes.” Whenever a new episode pops up in my YouTube feed, I first look at the runtime. My excitement over each show is directly correlated to how long we get to watch Saffitz attempt a homemade version of the commercial snack foods of our youth with little to go on but a food wrapper and memories.

Recent challenges include Starburst (40 minutes), Twix (39 minutes) and those pesky Doritos (46 minutes).

“Gourmet Makes” stands out for showing how a recipe is actually tested in a professional kitchen through trial and error. Saffitz is a professional chef figuring out how to engineer a recipe in real time during the show, and we’re privy to her failures and frustrations along the way….

Saffitz’s bold attempts at recreating processed snacks also model what leadership and management professor Amy Edmondson called “intelligent failure” in the Harvard Business Review.

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Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019


Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019

A.K.A.: How Liberal Celebrities Are Ensuring Republican Success in the 2020 POTUS Election

(Post Updated Below with Additional Links)

Some examples of Conservative Derangement Syndrome from Celebrities from Summer 2019:

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee takes aim at Trump supporters 

Tommy Lee is goading President Trump supporters not to go away mad, but to just go away.
On Wednesday, the Motley Crue drummer retweeted a 2018 Reddit scorched-earth post that slammed many facets of American conservatism and Trump fans.

‘Trumpsters’ blast Tommy Lee for lengthy rant about president

by Chris Perez,
August 8, 2019

Tommy Lee was getting blasted by Trump supporters on Thursday — and became one of the top trending topics on Twitter at one point — after posting a lengthy rant on his page about the president.

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‘The Hunt’ Movie Depicts Liberal Elites Hunting and Killing Politically Conservative People – Update: The Studio Has Pulled the Movie

‘The Hunt’ Movie Depicts Liberal Elites Hunting and Killing Politically Conservative People  – Update: The Studio Has Pulled the Movie

(Post update below)

Hollywood Pulls Ads for Movie About Liberal Elites Hunting ‘MAGA Types’

“The Hunt” Movie Trailer Features Elites Hunting “Deplorables” For Sport 

Hollywood blockbuster that satirizes killing of ‘deplorables’ causes outrage: ‘Demented and evil’

Excerpts:

by Brian Flood, Aug 8, 2019

A controversial movie about privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport is ruffling feathers more than a month before its scheduled release and after tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

“The Hunt” is billed as a satire that follows wealthy thrill-seekers taking a private jet to a five-star resort where they embark on a “deeply rewarding” expedition that involves hunting down and killing designated humans. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that “Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire” following the shootings after ESPN reportedly pulled a trailer for the film that had been previously cleared to air on the sports network.

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Ten Things Mentally Strong People Won’t Do by T. Bradberry

Ten Things Mentally Strong People Won’t Do by T. Bradberry

Ten Things Mentally Strong People Won’t Do by T. Bradberry

Life has a way of testing your mental strength (also known as emotional intelligence) when you least expect it.

The true sign of mental strength doesn’t lie in what you do; it’s what you don’t and absolutely won’t do. The greater the challenge, the more difficult it is to respond with mental fortitude.

It’s hard to be mentally strong, especially when you feel stuck.

The ability to break the mold and take a bold new direction requires that extra grit, daring, and spunk that only the mentally strongest people have.

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Who Can Play What Roles Now? 10 Top Decision-Makers On the Politics of Casting in Hollywood by R. Ford

Who Can Play What Roles Now? 10 Top Decision-Makers On the Politics of Casting in Hollywood by R. Ford

Who Can Play What Roles Now? 10 Top Decision-Makers On the Politics of Casting in Hollywood

Excerpts:

Amid a push for better representation of diverse actors, top talents from Ryan Murphy to Daniel Dae Kim delve into the industry’s complex new creative landscape.

Over the past couple of years, casting in films and TV has been scrutinized with an intensity never seen before. When a role is whitewashed (such as in Ghost in the Shell orAloha), audiences are quick to take to social media to express their disappointment.

And as the awareness and demand for more representation in stories has grown, so has the demand for casting to reflect those stories. But with this new creative landscape comes plenty of questions about who can play what.

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