Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Birds: What makes them tick?

I
just
lost
12 photos
and
a
post
I worked on
for nearly
two hours.
It
wasn't
my
fault.
I
can't
believe
it.
Thanks, Blogger.

18 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

Bad, Bad Blogger!

Trixie said...

Blogger needs a floggin'!

Lynne said...

I believe it. Three times in the last few weeks blogger has dumped my text. I wrote the posts, hit preview and POOF- all the words were gone!
DANG!!

mon@rch said...

Your kidding? I spend hours also but always type my postings on word off line (because I have dial up). Then I always jump on line and post them but never had the file disappear! I am sooo sorry Mary!

Thailand Gal said...

Blogger ate an entire post? Oh, gods!

That's just horrible! I'm sorry. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Susan Gets Native said...

Mon@rch has a good idea there, Mary.

That just sucks out loud.
***spanking Blogger right on its big fat fanny for you***

Kate said...

Darn blogger... should be sent to the corner for a bit! I am really sorry to hear this - it is disheartening. The last thing one feels like doing is re-typing everything.

Tomorrow will be better!! Hug for you from Kate ox

Annie in Austin said...

Poor Mary! I'm very sorry to hear it! They were probably great bird pics.
Like Monarch, I write the posts offline and save them to a file, with the photos saved in another file one by one. I keep saving as I go along, because a power glitch can disappear any unsaved file~
I even clip and paste the comments before I hit send, so I can repaste if Blogger disappears them in the middle of posting.
These precautions seemed perfectly normal until I wrote them down for you, Mary.... now they sound a little neurotic!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Nancy said...

sorry - our loss, as your posts and photos are always so beautiful!

Mary said...

HI All,

I have a good method, too, which has been working quite well.

I first upload photos from Flickr -it's a breeze.

I type my text in a Word Doc (which is saved) then paste it to the end the post.

Then I move the photos throughout the post.

Last night, when I had finished all of that, I selected the entire post to center it. When I clicked on "center"...POOF! GONE!

Why can't Blogger add a "back" button???

I can easily recreate the post and will do it today. After that happened, I had to shut down the computer, count to ten, and go to bed.

Jayne said...

Oh, I feeeeel your pain...

KGMom said...

Mary--I like your idea of a back button with blogger.
Of course, when you want to change something, blogger seems so quick to grab.
I too do some of my posts in a word document--in fact, I am playing with words days in advance, depending on the subject.
Is there a place to send suggestions to blogger? I will look.

Cathy said...

Noooooo! Nightmare! I'm so sorry Mary. Sending you a huge Hug!

dguzman said...

oh, dear--the poetry of pain.

At least you can recreate the post, so we won't miss out on it. I LUURRRVVE your blog, so I don't want to miss a word!

Dorothy said...

Oh no Mary....what an upsetting thing for Blogger to do to you!!
Thank goodness you can recreate it!
But what a pain it must have been when it happened.

I don't blog yet....but I'm thinking about starting. Your experience gives me pause to hesitate though...

Dorothy

Sandy said...

Mary,
Go look at Wordpress to see if you would like it. It does have a back button, and so far, I have "misplaced" my posts, but never lost them!

Cuppa said...

Ouch! That hurts.

Chris said...

You make me ashamed. I always feel like laughing out loud at your adversity :-) I am sorry that blogger treats you so badly. I have never been able to paste anything in to a post, it shuts me out everytime! I have learnt to save as a draft as I go along though, we have to find ways to catch blogger out and never let him (I am sure blogger is male!) win :-)