Second Annual #AppreciateYourCreativeFriendsWeek Part 5 ~Ann Koplow~

Happy #AppreciateYourCreativeFriendsWeek!

Anyone who can post every day AND make it fun to read has to be in my top blogs. Ann Koplow and her blog The Year of Living Non-Judgmentally has been running for 2063 (as of today), and her photos reflect her day-to-day world. She says ” I sometimes say I’m a clinical social worker, sometimes I say I’m a psychotherapist. Whatever title I use, I work with people at a major teaching hospital, and I specialize in group therapy.”

What she should really say is that I’m a blogger through and through.

Day 2038: I give up!

In the last two thousand and thirty-eight days of blogging and living, I have never said, written, or thought, “I give up!” Today, I am saying, writing, and thinking it. Why? Because starting yesterday, every time I use my laptop to try to create a new blog post, contact WordPress support, or do many other essential tasks, all WordPress gives me is this unhelpful, unchanging screen:

That gives me nothing and no way to post or to get help.

I’ve given this a lot of time and many attempts at solving this. My mind is giving me no more ideas and options.

I give up!

But I can NOT give up blogging, no matter how many new obstacles life gives me, because this blog and my readers give me so much.

So how can I keep giving myself and my readers more daily gifts?

My phone does not give me the ability to contact WordPress for help, but it does give me the ability to create a new post.

So I can give you, today, this daily blog and give you my latest photos.

Harley is obscured there, just like solutions to my blogging problem are hidden from me now. Is it curtains for my blog? Or will some solution become clear and emerge?

Is there a recipe of steps that will give me back the ability to blog from my laptop? If not, maybe I can give myself comfort with the delicious food Michael gives me.

Maybe some computer genius, somewhere, will give me some solution to my WordPress problem. If not, I’ll just keep blogging, giving up disappointment and judgment.

This is the kind of look I give the world when I’ve had no sleep the night before. I’m going to give my haircutter, Mia, a look at this photo the next time I see her, so she can give me a similar haircut next time.

Even if nobody can give me the answer on how to blog again on my laptop, my phone will be just that good as my daily blogging machine.

I give my patients the choice of five “Coping and Healing” groups every week. This gives me tremendous satisfaction.

If you were lost in the woods — of WordPress or elsewhere — and it got dark, what would you do? I’ll give you all the time you need to think about that.

Michael keeps giving us amazing meals — that’s the one he gave us last night before we gave my son Aaron a ride to the airport.

I took this photo to give me a clue about how to find my car in the enormous and confusing parking lot at the airport, which always gives me a headache.

After I took that picture, we did not give up when we were told that Aaron needed a printed-out visa to board his flight to India, even though a website had given him the erroneous information that he could board by giving the visa information on his phone. Michael and Aaron gave me his bags to watch while they ran to the Hilton Hotel, which had printers which gave Aaron what he needed.

I give up trying to explain that any better.

Is it time for you to give up some comments below?

First, give it up for Jason Mraz performing “I Won’t Give Up.”

I now give up thanks for all people, animals, and things that help me create this daily blog, despite all the obstacles life gives me.

… “You’re golden!”

Keep those pics and thoughts coming, Ann!

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14 thoughts on “Second Annual #AppreciateYourCreativeFriendsWeek Part 5 ~Ann Koplow~

    1. Oh Ann, you are so much fun to follow! Plus it goes way past admiration to befriend someone who blogs EVERY DAY! i love the way you find pictures of every day life and they just click with what you’re talking about in the blog. Keep it going, my friend!

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  1. What a nuisance, I’m glad you didn’t give up. Your shopping list gives me such heart, it looks like the sort of list I make myself, though I do not know the alternative to Collard greens I must do some googling. For the animals. Great hairdo too.

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    1. Strangely enough, I have no idea who wrote that shopping list — it just showed up in our kitchen! I’m so glad you showed up here, Barbara, with your encouraging and kind comment!

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  2. Sorry about your computer difficulties. I am having trouble on my computer, too. Every time I open mail there, it flashes one I sent (or tried to send to my son) about a week ago. I can’t make it stop. I’ve called tech support without success. Frustrating when those darn machines develop quirks, isn’t it? But, thankfully, I have an iPad, too, and the mail program works here. What are your alternatives?

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    1. Thank you for your empathy and I’m sorry that you’re having trouble with your computer, too. I did solve the problem discussed in that post with the help of my wonderful readers. I cleared my cookies and restarted the computer and — Voila! — I was able to use my laptop to blog again.

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