Anyone affiliated with WordPress as a company…

Dear Ut-hum, Sirs, and Madams:


Hello, my name is Paul Schilling ESQ., and like it or not, this letter is not going to serve you well. Please just read it before you put in your hasty and rather ugly comments.

I have been with WordPress for approximately ten years now. Yeah, I remember the days when putting together a blog was as easy as Mom’s apple pie. Even back then, when I enquired a problem, most of the time I could figure it out and run-on quite easily. And oh yes! I can clearly remember the time when all of the “honcho’s” at WordPress were humble, hardworking folks – I’m guessing this was before you made it to the wealthier side of people. Better yet, it was like each one of you still cared about the author who was not the IT.  professional.

Oh well, things have indeed changed for you, eh? WordPress has become to me one of the more frightening episodes that I endeavor each day. Not quite like the old days of blogging whilst working on one’s writing skills, just preparing to produce that best-seller that was well within my grasp. Oh! How times and sites have changed! CLOUD finger-illusions

I have entered the realm of being so scared of trying to produce here that I am about to call it quits. Seriously now gang, nowadays it is waiting and a little more waiting just to see my own domain to appear. No! It is not my cache! I had that cleaned before going out and purchasing a brand-new system. However, it is a number of program changes, downloading my own blog’s C++, and worse still, having a monumental problem without the heads up for a new change in the system. Does one need to be a certified professional these days to put together less than four hundred words anymore?

Maybe not to you, who, I’d love to add, is in the business of providing platforms for the general public to use. Notwithstanding mind you, the two years of paying in advance for the unmitigated non-use of a video program. And hitting me for $99,00 per year to customize this thing? C’mon gang, customize is your wording, not mine. You see I am the type of guy who entertains and tries to make meaning visually and with words.

However, sorting out the code I’d like to use in order to put my own images into widgets has just about driven me to “Maybe you’d like to try…” what for Christ’s sake? I keep getting this message without any directions on how to find the locale of the place to find how to do it. Although, I have had voluminous amounts of time reading, “Preparing your request” in the tiny small boxes at the foot of the page that incidentally covers the WP Admin button that once gained access to between the fight between being covered by some message and wondering where this time WP is going to lead me. 

Just a couple more things and I’ll be done, thank you very much. One, I bought the access code from “” to put in at the very least a map to show who and from where my readers were coming from. Within days, literally, gone was my map. I still do not trust the numbers from WP! Oh, they are still spinning trying to load over at my main site, The Contemplative Two, same with the widget I am unsuccessfully trying to add, called The Way It Should be… on my site, that deals with “Sanctuary Cities.”



Seriously, gang, I am exhausted now trying to work out how to work your once honorable site. I will take a little credit for the likes of several “Captains” in their industry for coming over to WP. Yeah, I have answered the call for you, rather than waiting in and for the unsightliest support aspect site are I could ever hope to partake of…and to think you blokes have the bux.

That will be it for now, or until I make a complete ass out of myself allowing you to know the particulars.



Better Blogging and Goals for 2016

Better Blogging and Goals for 2016

compass and waterI received an email from this evening showing me this feature — “Better Blogging and Goals for 2016” mind you this was not an email I requested, it served more as a public service announcement or advertising. Quite openly I was just a bit offended that I didn’t receive the email much sooner so as to include my own resolutions in written form.

Nonetheless I have decided to go forth and do my own edition of this resolution. First I believe in practice — if I have to think about writing then this should be an easy process; one that will assist me in achieving my goals.

Therefore, stating my goals are as follows. I need to either do specific research or request assistance from whomever will read my goals for advices that will increase my readership. I have been with WordPress going into my eighth year now. My statistics page is about as accurate as asking Barack Obama to tell the truth.

The only time in the past year that I stepped out on my own to pursue gaining readers was through an ad that I received in an email. I believe that the company’s name is “Co promote” and as much as I would relish in the notion of explaining what it is that they actually do — I am so sorry but I just cannot, inasmuch as I do not know what they did.

However, what I did notice is that I gained approximately 400 new followers in less than two months! I should mention that I have active links with Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and Google that I realize are from those sources. Consequently my first goal is to attract more readers.

Lately I have been on a roll so to speak with my writing content, context, word usage, and overall good writing. This is a direct result of lowering my own standards about what to write and just writing what I am feeling during that given period.

The primary site that I operate under is called The Contemplative Thinker. Anyone who pleases can drop on by and read “About the Author” or before I forget, one could do the same here at American Age.

At this point in my writing career I would exult in the idea of writing another book. Lately my writing has been putting together the ideals of America’s future predicated upon what has, or has not happened in the past.

Furthermore, I believe that the psyche of typical Americans shows up daily within the anger and frustration that we experience at the behest of our current leadership.

I do think that the research is available to support why apathy and changes within American values is causing much of societies discontent.

I also believe that America’s “follow the rules and laws” if you must attitude is causing devastation within American communities. America changes constantly and unfortunately I feel it is not for the better.

Accordingly I would love to write my new book using the actions of the elite class, the leadership in Washington D.C., the actions of lowering the standards of acceptable behavior and using real life people to stand and hold as my examples. What do you think?

Those are my primary goals for 2016, thank you.