Routine Maintenance – February 9, 2023


(Or how WP “Reader Search” software functions)

After a flood of bloggers whose efforts I “follow” (1) cross over to the dark side, becoming more commercial than informative or entertaining, (2) fall into “posted elsewhere” routines, (3) habitually post mostly “features” I’ve chosen not to read for one reason or another, or (4) fall asleep at the wheel, I make the mouse poop on “manage” jumble HTML’d onto my WP reader page.  Yes, indeed, to scan down the list removing blogs no longer meeting my needs.  This is ‘Merica, man, I can do that.

Paring-down my reader list leaves holes to fill.  As long as I’m there “managing,” I give a look to the sites WP reader mechanics [Bots] “think” I will find of interest.  My idea, of course is to find new sites to enjoy.  WP Reader Bots are looking to save my soul or give me knitting skills.  Equally important, so I understand Reader Bots’ difficulty.

[Me] No, not this morning interested in checking-out “Scrapbooking With Anne.”  Um, no, my interest is not piqued by “My Standing in the Shadow of the Cross.”

[Reader Bot 1] Hey! He turned down another religious site.

[Reader Bot 2] Um, could be he’s more into Eastern religions. Show him “Buddha’s Reflections” and “Kisses from Kisurthu.”

[Me] Nope. Nope.

[RB 1] He’s not buying it.

[RB 3] He’s really in need of spiritual help. Dig deeper, like these two…

[Me] Nope. Nope.

[RB 2] Try these. No. Wait. He’s typing in the search bar.

[RB 1] H. U. M. O. R.  Well, whyn’t he say so to start with?  Here.  Try “God has a sense of humor.” And…

[RB 3] Ah, no wait. He’s depressed.  Add “Four Steps to overcoming depression.”

[Me] Nope. Nope.

[RB 1] Try these: “He’s Still King,” and “Lay Your Problems on the Altar.”

[Me] Nope. Nope.”

[RB 2] Hmmph. Send a deep dive query to Religious Reader Bot. Meanwhile, let’s try… Oh. He’s typing again. S. A. T. I. R. E.

[RB 1] Whoa.  Give him “Satyrs and Woodnymphs are for Real,” and…

[RB 3] No dammit, like Troll Humor

[RB 1] Oh. Well, I got…

By this time, I’ve gone back to site stats. At least there’s humor there.

So.  How do you like this exposure to AI?  Swooft, huh?  Spell with me: D E P L O R A B L E.

This has been a public service announcement.  You’re welcome.

Actually, I am trying to stay current with calendar pages vis-à-vis nearly-daily posts.  The last few “posts” I’ve started seem to have potential for passable works of fiction. Which you know I am no longer freely sharing with readers, so they got shuffled aside to get all moldy like every other serious work in the spwilcenwrites electron file cabinet.

I needed a chunk of filler.

Here you go.

Published by spwilcen

Retired career IT software engineer, or as we were called in the old days, programmer, it's time to empty my file cabinet of all the "creative" writing accumulated over the years - toss most of it, salvage and publish what is worthwhile.

2 thoughts on “Routine Maintenance – February 9, 2023

    1. Don’t be so damned precocious! Whodahell you think you are that you know better what you like than infallible AI? Yeah, me neither. Good to yank a smile. Aside from Noir efforts, I look to bring humor, and even a few of those pieces have moments of mirth. See ya round, Eddy.


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