I have just trashed a post titled “Building the relationship with Blogroll”. I didn’t spend much time writing it. Just about 30 minutes ago, I began to write the post. Luckily, my writer’s mind was conscious and I had the writing flow. So, I just typed faster than usual as things kept coming out from my brain. My mother then came to me and called for pre-dawn meal (it’s ramadan here, so we fast). I hit the Save Draft button and minimized the window. After the meal, I came back to my desktop, maximized the window and shockingly noticed the post editor was blank. I tried the revisions but there was no text input. I was halted for a moment and now feeling really, really frustrated and sad.
I’m not a writer, but I want to be. To say from that perspective, a piece of article is like a child to a writer (same goes for passionate bloggers as well). I started writing that post as I added blogroll at the sidebar of my blog and thinking of adding the blogs that I come across, find interesting and fun to read. I have already come across a few blogs that gave me fun. I don’t remember all of them that’s why the blogroll is still short.
After writing that, I began to write the reason why blogroll helps build a relationship between bloggers and increase the comments on each others’ posts. I wrote about 350+ words before I hit the Save Draft button and went off. And now, I see none of them. It’s like all those 350+ words are gone in a moment. And this is not the first time happened with me. It’s probably third or fourth time I faced this accident (is it?).
I tried the revisions, but there was nothing. I also tried hitting the back button, but it reloaded the page so the text was not there. And then, I tried to write from the beginning, but I couldn’t. Because right now I’m totally obsessed with what has just happened. I may force myself to write the post again, but it’s not gonna be like that. Not again. That’s why I had to trash the post and start writing this one — a completely different post that I never thought I’d be writing.
As I’m guessing, there was some technical error. I was writing. I could see the text as I typed. But the data was not getting input. I mean, they just showed up. They never existed. That’s the main reason why I didn’t see any text after hitting the Save Draft button.
Wait, is this post being saved? It’s already 425 words right until here. Hold on a second. Let me hit the Save Draft button again. (Not forgetting to copy the entire text as a temporary backup, I hate to open up MS Word for this)
Well, yes, the post was drafted successfully. The question is, why didn’t it save last time? The same browser, same operating system (windows 7 at this moment, most often I use Ubuntu) and the same platform (WordPress, obviously). The question is, whose fault was this? The browser, or WordPress? I don’t know whom to blame for it.
For this time, let’s just drop the case and forgive whoever did this injustice to me. 😦 Next time, I’m gonna shout about it a lot as well as contact WordPress.com support and other browser experts. 😡
What do you think?
Did this happen to you when writing post ever? What do you think caused this problem? Do you have any advice for me? Shoot them in the comment section below.
Good that I at least ended up with one more post on my blog. 😀 😀 I might want to thank the troublemaker. Otherwise I wouldn’t have written this post. I still miss my last post’s texts, thought. 😥