I saw a fun “get to know me form” and thought I would fill it out, after I filled it out (which was fun) I tried to insert it into a WordPress post, that sounds easy right?
Here is the pretty cool (especially on my screen) image that refuses to behave for me on WordPress:
Am I too much of a perfectionist or is it weirdly out of focus at every possible size and headache inducing?
But I liked it so I tried to fix it, should be easy right?
Method 1. Direct upload = failure (of clear resolution).
I’m having “a time” getting the resolution problem with the above image fixed. I used to use sketch.io for these things, but lately it has major lag with all text at least from my Chromebook, “Chromebooky,” so I used Google Slides to add my write in answers to the blank form.
Ha… a bit frustrated, because I can make it look just fine on my end, but it looks all messed up as an inserted image. I’m assuming it would work as an SVG (scalable vector graphic) but WordPress doesn’t permit that due to “security issues”?
I investigated the size using the inspect tool (that I
barely don’t know how to use) and tried matching the same pixel sized, but nothing I do gets rid of the out of focus look of the text… which is so annoying.
So… at this point I don’t know if I should just remake the post using my own data, but that won’t enhance my knowledge as a blogger.
They say every problem is an opportunity, so… I guess I’ll ask my sister who is better with computers and you guys if anyone knows why I can get an image to be reasonably clear on my Chromebook screen when I make it (in Google Slides) but when I try to post it via an image PNG or JPEG via WordPress it looks out of focus?
How would I find the magic resolution that doesn’t look out of focus?
Or? Did I make a permanently out of focus image that somehow is in focus on my screen?
I’ll end this for now… and update it if I find out any solutions. Good day readers. But what I will say (quote really) is:
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.– Winston Churchill
I just looked in my folder to see if the original file I was uploading to WordPress was blurry and it was, so then it would always be… I don’t know if this one is slightly better? But it kind of looks better when I zoom in, is that just me being crazy. Either way… I thought of deleting the whole post, but I think it really captures the lack of joy that technical issues bring to the writing and creating process which has been a large hurdle for me in particular, so I’m going to post it.
Image resolution has been a torn in my side for some time and though I can fix it on a microscope, I don’t yet fully understand how to fix it when I am creating or posting images and that’s something I should eventually learn.
Any links to solutions or explanations from those who know are welcome!
2 thoughts on “🔮 World of Technical Failure I 🚧”
This means that I have to create something that’s easier….I’m working on it! 😁
Really I don’t think it’s your graphic at all. I think it’s completely on my end. I’ve been having the problem for a long time that I don’t know enough about the way pixels work. More pixels isn’t just better, it’s kind of more complicated than the size needs to match the display or it will be warped. So the computer stretches out images sometimes to fit a digital container. If I understood the size I was making I could create my images in the right size, but I have trouble figuring out the right size. Some blogs and websites adjust an original image, let’s say it’s big, but displayed medium, so it looks great, but something small displayed as big looks bad. But it’s not that simple because it can matter a lot for letters that they don’t get resized at all or images that they will look funny if they are pulled into rectangular shapes.
It gets complicated because every screen is different (or at least there are many common sizes) also larger images are not always better because they take more data and more time to load, so that’s sometimes worth it and sometimes not worth it.
I can see a lot of my own mistakes in hindsight, one is I like to create impulsively instead of thinking about the digital canvas size I should be using, another is I try to get images done as fast as I can when I’m writing because it slows the writing process, so I’m kind of running around like a chicken with its head cut off taking short cuts like screenshots instead of figuring out what program converts PDF to JPG the best way.
I keep running into the same issues over and over over the past 5 years and I can fix them with a lot of experimentation and checking, but I can’t seem to find a magic cure-all program that makes it so that I don’t have to do the experimentation and checking (even Adobe Illustrator gave me these problems).
I work from Chromebook (which is Google OS neither apple nor Linux nor Windows) which is my favorite, but it comes at a high price of clashing with many other formats or how to do guides. So the Chrome OS onto the WordPress.com OS provides limitations on limitations, that very often can be solved, but in order to solve them, I kind of have to find my own way often, because the guides are mostly for apple or Windows or just outdated.
Many bloggers have a spouse, or family member, or friend, or paid helper, to help with the tech, or they are good at the tech, I am a writer, an artist, but pretty horrible at tech, but I am what I have. So, it’s a wall I’m going to learn how to go over, or under, or through, it’s going to be part of the process for me, basically my hurdle (or one of them).
My first hurdle was shyness, my second was fear of not being good enough, figuring out how to solve my own tech issues, or at least be flexible to abandon or table exactly how I want to make things look is my third hurdle in this journey.
Completely loved the graphic and article and exercise of filling it out, I don’t think I said thank you at all. It amazing when we are frustrated how easy it is to drop gratitude and that’s sad because at least for me, gratitude protects me the best from being too frustrated. It’s like a jacket I always forget when it’s cold… but thank you so much I really enjoyed the article and graphic. It reminded me of Squidoo which I used to write for and really loved, which also got phased out…
WordPress has given me a lot, but the vibe isn’t as fun as Squidoo was, it’s interesting how Reddit, Quora, and About.com all have their own vibes and communities over time.
Thank you so much for the worksheet, it was fun and I think it will be really amazing as a time capsule, I can also see it working really well for a family get to each other exercise. The worksheet was great, it’s totally me that makes it difficult on myself due to trying to run when I can’t walk so to speak. It’s my expectation of myself, that I can do something easily, without taking the needed steps to make it work, that is the current thorn in my side as a blogger. 💐