IWSG May 6: Rituals

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Insecure-Writers-Support-Group-Badge-e1551632609599.jpg IN this post, you will see paragraphs mushed together. KEY: The first word in each paragraph is bold and in caps. VILLAIN: my PHP is out of date…I explain in my answer below.        
IT’S the first Wednesday of the month and that means Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is enjoying its monthly blog fest invented by Alex J. Cavanaugh. IWSG is a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds.    
THE awesome co-hosts for the May 6 posting of the IWSG are Feather Stone, Beverly Stowe Mclure, Mary Aalgaard, Kim Lajevardi, and Chemist Ken!      QUESTION: Do you have any rituals that you use when you need help getting into the ZONE? Care to share?     MY ANSWER: I was going to talk about my ritual: up in the quiet wee morning hours, sip tasty coffee and position fingers on my keyboard…    
THEN I opened WordPress and updated the security. Never in my wildest dreams did I realize the mess I started.     ERROR Message: “You need to update your PHP.” I still don’t know what PHP is exactly but the instructions said, “Backup your Website before upgrading PHP.”     SO I called Ballistic, (they host my Website).     I told tech support, “I want to back up my site, then update my PHP.”     HE said, “Well, that ain’t as easy as you might think.”     FOR reasons I don’t understand, I can’t update the PHP until Ballistic moves my site to a new server. That will happen in two or three months from now.     IN this post, you see sentences holding hands; refusing to separate into paragraphs. Why? PHP controls formatting in this WordPress theme. Did this post automatically popped up on your watch list. Why? For reasons I can’t understand, the post flips from public Publish to Private on a whim.     I’M worn to a frazzle. I’ve battled this for two days. It’s “happy hour” on La Vita (our sailboat and floating tiny home). I’ve traded my hot coffee for chilled wine. CHEERS!
I’m sorry the code is smarter than I am. Thanks for trying to slog through the text. I hope writing your post went a much smoother.