Dazed and Confused

2 min readJan 16, 2024

In which the algorithm once again leaves the writer in the dark

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How I’m feeling right now

I know, no one needs another article about how confusing this platform is.

So I won’t be offended if you don’t read this rant. I guess I’m just looking for sympathy — or — an explanation?

Some time ago, I wrote about a post that had punched way above its weight for me. Instead of the usual pennies, it almost immediately earned me more than a dollar!

Not enough to retire on, but even with multiple close readings of the help documentation (with lot of coffee to keep me awake as I scrolled through these breathtakingly convoluted reference materials) I was still stumped.

And now, several posts later, it’s happened again.

Earlier this month I posted a review of a great book that I heartily recommend — not only is it informative, it’s hilarious and has great cartoons.




Recreational writer, collector of antique corkscrews, urban gardener and retired management consultant. Still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up.