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What to do when things go wrong


Last night I attempted to post a book review of Toni Morrison’s novel Home. The keyword is “attempted.” I did everything right. Three times I did everything right. Some of you wonderful folk let me know that all they got when clicking the image of the book on the home page was the image of the book on the home page, but no review. What was I doing wrong? I may not be good at running this website, but I knew enough to understand that coding, and not me, was the culprit. I didn’t even put the computer to sleep. I shut it down and put myself into sleep mode.

I am an admin, but admittedly not the best. The next morning, after one final and futile attempt at making the book review something to be read, I reached out to TJ our top Admin. He listened to me, then was quiet for no more than a moment and said, “Maybe WP doesn’t like Morrison’s title Home. Let’s try adding the word ‘novel’ to the title, and I’ll bet WP will figure out Home is a book review title and not a command to return to the Home Page of Bookin’ with Sunny.”

“It’s the damned coding, right?” I cried.

We weren’t Skyping, but I could see that smile in his voice when he answered. And he was right, and that is why I am an admin without a capital A. Thanks to all who gave us a heads-up as to what was happening.   –   Sunny Solomon

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