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By February 2, 20184 Comments

A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Definition: A small amount of knowledge about a topic can make people falsely believe they are experts on that topic.

My apologies to any of my readers who recently may have tried to find my posts on my WordPress website.

I’m struggling through an awkward attempt with a new WordPress theme (for me) that promised to update the look and feel of my blog.  I’d gotten bored with my original look.   Please bear with me. The demonstration made it look easy.  Just like professional figure skating.

A little knowledge had convinced me that I could handle any challenges with the help of the WordPress theme’s “happiness engineers.”  They’re a cheerful enough group of helpers, but I eventually tired of them.  Yesterday  I came to know a particular HE better than my husband, since he and I spent most of the past two days glued to our screens, texting each other non-stop as he gamely tried to help me with my chosen theme. After hours of trial and a lot of error,  I finally told him I thought it was hopeless.  He quickly agreed.  I was sure he’d give me an argument, but he actually agreed immediately to give me a refund.  That was a big relief, but where to go now?

There is no going back to the old theme now since I don’t remember its name and there are hundreds of them. I’m pushing on, trying to keep my appetite for the new and sexy looking themes under control this time!  My HE recommended that I go to the beginner’s choice of themes. I humbly agreed.

I’ve been trying one out in the last few hours.  It’s not perfect, but it’s not chaos either, so I think I’ll settle.

To whomever it’s applicable, thank you for your patience while I dallied in tech overload land.

To be honest, the design will be a work in progress for a while. I might soon decide to try another one. I might find someone to help me!  Thankfully, I’ve got the blogging part figured out, but the design elements are still not all that I want them to be!  I will promise not to let the design elements stop me from blogging because that would completely defeat the purpose.  Once again, thanks for your patience.  I want you to stay nearby.


Dianne Vapnek

In an attempt to slow life's quickening pace, I'm writing to share my personal perspective on the aging process, its dilemmas, the humorous self-deception, the insights and the adventure of it all. I spent the bulk of my time in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, but manage to get to NYC a few times times a year. I've been a dancer/dance teacher and dance supporter almost all my life. For the past20years, I help create and produce a month-long creative residency in Santa Barbara for contemporary American choreographers and their dancers. It's been incredibly gratifying. This year, I decided it's time to retire! Big change. I also now spend several weeks a year in Kyoto Japan, residing for several weeks in the spring and the fall. I've been magnetically attracted to Japan for many years. Now I live out a dream to live there part-time.