Goodbye WordPress


If you look at my previous post you’ll see that I’d decided a while ago that I’d had enough of tussling with WordPress’s new Block editor whenever I wanted to write a blog post. Not only was it driving me nuts, it was making me feel gut-wrenchingly stressed as I couldn’t just sit down and write without going through all these infernal blocks. This is just not for me and not good for me either.

I’d interacted with the so-called “Happiness Engineers” at WordPress, who did their best (according to their brief) but in no way was anyone going to budge and give me back the original Classic editor I originally signed up with and could manage.

So I decided to move back to Blogger, where I’d started off as a total novice blogger in 2006 when, with my professional astrological hat on, I set up, developed and maintained and regularly wrote this blog until 2017. Deciding it was time to have a rest I left the blog and its contents as a resource site for anyone interested in astrological psychology, joined WordPress and began writing about a variety of topics that interested me. I have written the occasional post with my astrological hat on, and it’s attracted comments and readers. So thank you if you were one of them!

I’ve come full circle as I’ve gone back to Blogger where I started, and oh my goodness it’s just about 100% easier to put a blog post together and add photos. For me, it’s stress-free. No blocks!

Blogger has changed over the years and is now easier to use than when I started with it, but it’s retained its user-friendly ambience and doesn’t require a lot of techie knowledge, experience or expertise. Admittedly, it doesn’t have all the visual pzazz of WordPress, but it’s offered me a clean, clear, easy and simple template I can work with.

So please come over and visit me. I’ve left all the original content – which consists of numerous astrological-psychological interpretations of a wide variety of artists, singers, politicians, sportsmen and women, celebrities, scientists, historic figures and events, and much more.

My “new/old” blog is called

Joyce Hopewell Astrological Psychology

just as it was back in 2006 when I started it, but I shall be writing from a broader base which will include explorations into personal/spiritual growth and self-awareness, and there may be the odd rant from time to time too. If you were good enough to follow me here on WordPress, I’ve taken some of you along with me and have put you on my reading list so I can keep up with what you’re writing about. And I’ll pop back into WordPress from time to time too, to feed the nosy parker in me!

I’ve limped through getting this post together and it wasn’t an enjoyable experience, but, as Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes, another one opens” – and I’m off!