Angie can’t blog again.
WordPress employs a squad of “happiness engineers.”
After first blush, Angie isn’t very happy.
Something is amiss, in Kentucky, where 72-year-old Angie again can’t deliver to the world her Kentucky Angel’s Train Wrecks blog, and where ever the folks sit and punch in the directives that try to make us in this quite large WordPress world happy.
Angie is the fighter who battles MS from the mobility chair that allow her best access through her senior living apartment complex and her city of Owensboro. Her computer has given her problems, but she’s kept her head down and started several different versions of her blog when she found that she couldn’t log on to WordPress again.
The last time, I made her swear to me that she would not try to change her WordPress password for security reasons. That shouldn’t cause a problem in a perfect world, but that’s not where we live, as we know. As we traded emails in this blog friendship we’ve developed in the last half year, I thought maybe the problem was solved this time.
And then a week ago today, her computer got struck by lightning.
Over the holiday weekend, she sent me an email from her new computer. Angie being Angie, she started off by saying she was damn glad she wasn’t attached to it when it got hit by that lightning bolt. Her son had taken her shopping, she continued. The new setup has Windows 8. She’s figuring it out. But she had to change her WordPress password. And her blog won’t work.
The WordPress friendship engineers are just frustrating her, telling her the email addresses she’s entering are already taken. Of course, she writes to me. They’re taken by her old blogs.
And so, today, I sit and write to WordPress this simple plea.
Please get Angie blogging again.
Get your best listener to send her an email, please. Maybe your happiness engineer who has a 72-year-old grandmother who blogs? I know you have her contact emails. She says she now has many. She’s written to me from several.
Angie thinks we should start a petition, fellow bloggers. She’s angry, you know?
I hope if the statement “Please get Angie blogging again” gets mentioned in enough comments, reblogs and the like, perhaps WP shall take notice.
What say you?