Count me with the total idjits:
I had not updated widgets;
They had got right out of date –
Links messed up, at any rate!

One would really think a linking
Shouldn’t merely lead to blinking,
So when that is all they get,
People tend to get upset!

And some latest – so dim-witted! –
Had been totally omitted;
Thus two latest books, I fear,
Were both failing to appear.

If you don’t know how to do them,
From your Dashboard you get to them,
Choose ‘Appearance’, ‘Widgets’ bag;
After that it’s still a drag!

Should you want some slight tuition,
Bringing widgets to fruition,
All you have to do is shout –
I will try and help you out!

Sidebar, one should underscore it,
Or most folks tend to ignore it,
Thereby sadly missing out
On what one is all about.

© January 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Gobetween says:

    You have a talent for this awful stuff …


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Thanks for the good advice and offer of help, Col.


  3. adinparadise says:

    I leave the widgets to hubby’s tender care. I have a hoard of awards lurking in the wings, still waiting to be displayed. I think they’ll have to stay there. I like your ‘Bird-call Nocturne’.


  4. I’m still trying to figure it out 🙂


  5. The Asian says:

    Some of the widgets seem to do the same thing just in a different way


  6. Pussycat44 says:

    I’m like the others. I miss the LD way of getting widgets in.
    Sarchasm tried to explain how to do that, but I still didn’t manage to put in a single widget.
    How sad, too bad.


    • colonialist says:

      If ever yearning for one I have figured out how to do them, more or less! Preparation on a dummy post is much the same as LD, but then one has to drag them into the ‘operative’ area.


  7. 68ghia says:

    I have still not managed to sort out anything resembling personalisation of my blog – huge mission to get anything happening. One thing where LD was much more user friendly 😉


  8. footsy2 says:

    All this sounds like work to me.
    I think I’d rather let them be.


  9. kragenhai says:

    I don’t know about these midget, widget things.
    I leave them severly alone and they might come home
    Like Little Bo-peep’s sheep.


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