One of Those Boring Blog Update Things

Hey, everyone!

I’ve been having a great holiday, only worrying about considering the possibility of thinking I ought to plan on pondering the idea of envisioning a speculative schedule involving writing on the blog(s).

I promised this was a boring update, so here are the specifics:

  1. WordPress’ editor still sucks.
  2. I sold my arm and part of a leg for a new cell phone and can therefore read (and comment on!) people’s posts again. The new phone ought to streamline that process going forward, instead of gunking it up to a hopeless quagmire like it did in the past.
  3. I’m changing the Weekly Hilarity Contest to poetry again, but intend to definitely bend toward humor and not to the sarcasm and ridicule of terrible poeming.
  4. My #1 priority will be me and my family. Number two will, invariably, be dishes and laundry -okay, really, ’twill be catching blog posts written by my favorite people (you!). After those, I will post some of my own works (see #5, just below).
  5. My blogging schedule will be liposuctioned to something manageable and …less personal. Maybe.
  6. I will write and publish a book. I will write under a modified name, since I’ve never liked my obviously-born-in-a-certain-decade-or-near-there identifier.
  7. If there is any time left after that, I’ll sleep well, eat right, and exercise. I will also cure pandemics.
woman wearing blue shawl lapel suit jacket

I will totally look like this person, all year. (Photo by Moose Photos on

-Chel Owens (Β©2020)

55 thoughts on “One of Those Boring Blog Update Things

  1. Pandemic curing will be a stretch too far, I think don’t set yourself up to fail. Afterall the rest looks like a walk in the park. Keep your name there is not an Author that I have found using it. Unique and memorable.

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    1. Thanks, Ellen! I admit that I’ve little experience in pandemic cures, but I’ll do my best. πŸ™‚

      I’m just not fond of the name. I never have been. I’ve always wanted a different one or a cute nickname, so I’m going to try for Chel.


  2. Sounds like a logical plan. You’ve got your priorities in line as your family should always be the first concern. Any idea what your book is going to be about? Poetry? Curing pandemics?

    I’ll be looking for you on the Coronavirus Task Force right next to Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx. Hey, maybe you’ve found your new gig. You can write about how great President Trump is and extol his virtues each day. Be sure to toss in the words “incredible, amazing, and no one’s ever seen” as many times as possible. I don’t think I’ve heard them enough. 🀣

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    1. Thanks, Pete! My initial WIP was one on parenthood, but I’ve been too daunted to re-address that mess. In the meantime, I’m aiming for a children’s poetry one.

      I would be duly honored to work with any of our leaders, including the current president. πŸ™‚ His is an interesting personality, for sure.

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  3. Apart from being a sh*t football team, a type of ankle boot that I quite like and an overpriced suburb of west London, what’s wrong with Chelsea? And what triggered your parents to choose it? There’s a surge in Dua as a popular name here, in the top twenty in 2019 apparently, after a popular singer; were you similarly burdened? My parents told me they chose Geoffrey after Geoffrey Chaucer so at least they were aiming at something authorial, though later I found the only Geoffrey they knew when mum was pregnant was an irritable drunk who liked trainspotting and strong Danish lager, which always made me wonder at their choice.

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    1. πŸ˜€ At least you’ve the option to shorten yours, to a lesser trainspotting drinker of strong Danish lager. I’ll e-mail you the name’s origin, since it will date me much more specifically than I’ve already alluded to.


  4. Welcome back to the WP world and blogging. I sent you an email that might help with back-door operations and not having to use the Block Editor. Which I haven’t used (I haven’t ever used any of the Editing systems WP said was greater than the invention of sliced bread) ever. Really, I haven’t. None of which were ever good for poetry anyway.

    Always take care of you and the family. And good luck with the new ‘smart phone’ – I don’t have one of those yet.

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