In hindsight, upgrading to WordPress 2.7 was a mistake.
For starters, there is the “QuickPress” tab in my dashboard. Empty boxes – title, content, white space that jumps out at me every time I open my dashboard. It’s like an awkward silence which one wants to immediately fill up with a hundred words.
Then there are the drafts. Earlier, my half-written posts would be locked up in a dark closet, and I would only see them after a few months. At which point, it is easy to sigh dramatically at the staleness of the content, or find that I have completely forgotten the thread of my thinking. Hitting delete then becomes very easy. And yet, there are a hundred odd drafts still hiding in that closet.
Now they all seem to come out and jeer at me, especially the recent drafts. They come out in their best attire – complete with title and excerpt, all ready to get published. I think they are jeering, but maybe they are just pleading, and I don’t know how to face them every morning and tell them it’s not their day.
I fear that with this combined onslaught, I will end up being tempted, guilted and practically driven to blog a lot more than I’ve been doing lately.
Sigh. I should never have upgraded to WordPress 2.7 😦