Day 130..#Dear WordPress..
Over the past few weeks I have put up with your multiple emails, spontaneous uploads, self-refreshed deletings and outright disregard for my blog posts and those of my fellow bloggers.
I have suffered silently as my inbox filled up with 1,146 emails all notifying me that someone new had commented on a post I’d also commented on.
I pleaded and begged with you to stop taunting me. I hadn’t checked my email in what I thought was 3 days. It turned out to be 5. When I eventually got round to it, it took me two days to catch up. Since when has my email been my life? Hmm?
Again, today you try to upset me. Tell me in red writing “You are posting comments too fast. Slow down.“
If you are planning on going rogue. Don’t. For some reason I don’t quite think it’ll work for you.
For a while I thought I was going crazy thinking I had ticked that little grey box allowing you to notify me of every single comment..not knowing that it was a ploy for you to try to overwhelm me with a chore too big to complete without feeling pressure.
WordPress, what I’m trying to say is that I’m tired.
I don’t know how observant you are, but in case you don’t know, I’m going to give you the 522 (I would say 411, but as innovative as you have become, I thought you’d be able to handle a little sophisticated inflow).
I’m a University student. A University student living in Portugal. A University student living in Portugal away from my family and friends in the United Kingdom (even though I have made a lot of amazing new friends through the blogosphere). Right now, the semester is coming to an end which means exams are beginning. Let me tell you what this means.
This means I have 6 exams, an individual report, 2 presentations and a group report to complete between now and June 15th. As much as I appreciate you trying to “help” me by sending me trivial information that has no bearing to anything that presently concerns me..I’d really appreciate it if you didn’t.
As you can imagine, the weight of my workload is a little overwhelming and having so many emails to check only adds to my displeasure as I could be doing something else, like say any one of the other things I have on my list to do.
As a result, what usually takes me an hour has now begun taking days..as checking my emails now feels like a chore. I don’t understand how I go to sleep with no email and wake up with 74, then come lunch time it’s up to 165, and by the time the end of the day rolls round, I’m up to a cool 250-300. Now multiply that by 5 days.
You see why I’m not amused.
I’d really appreciate it if you could stop being so helpful and fixing things that are not broken.
Today when I tried to subscribe to bloggers that I liked, it allowed me to follow, however I never received confirmation emails..and when I visit their blogs, I see posts that I haven’t received. This could be something you chose to look into *hint*
Anyway..I’m not criticising you..all of what I’m saying..I’m saying in love. Please don’t be upset and send me a further 100 emails overnight to stress me out in the morning..I miss those casual mornings..you know the ones where you wake up and your inbox contains *at most* 12 emails.
I’d love to go back to the good old days WP, you know..for old time sake?
But that’s all I’ve got to say on the matter, as I thought I’d maybe try to draw some pity from you so you can stop bombarding me with things that are in no way my concern.
And if you could..could you please stop sending my comments to my spam box when they are not spam..Spam is a canned meat product that is made mainly using ham.
A very hard-working student,
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