So I DID write a blog post yesterday…
Granted, it wasn’t great literature, but it was a post, and it was written before midnight, and it would have kept me on track for only being one post behind on Blogtober.
And then it vanished.
I keep little snippets of code I use regularly in a separate document, so I can just copy/paste them as needed. One of them goes at the end of every blog post. So when I completed yesterday’s post, I moused over to the document, copied the snippet, and went to click back over to my WordPress dashboard to paste it.
Then a weird thing happened that I am still trying to figure out.
I clicked on what should have been my dashboard, suddenly an external link opened, I found myself looking at this:
and said to myself “well THAT’S odd” and clicked the back arrow to return to my WP dashboard.
And I did indeed return to my dashboard. But instead of seeing a complete but for one small snippet of code at the end blog post, I was staring at a screen with the title of a post and nothing else.
Autosave had not saved autoly. There was no revision history. My work was just gone.
I’ve had quite a lot to complain about with shit WP has been doing recently. That is another post for another time and it will be a loud one.
If I can get it published with it vanishing, that is.