I love that WordPress has a SAVE option. Don’t have time to read people’s posts when they’re fresh out of the publisher? You can save them, and read them weeks or months later, or on your 100th birthday. Awesome for sloppy time managers, like me.
Some bloggers come out with more posts than I can consistently keep up with, but that’s OK. I can catch up on the latest news about what book they just finished reading, what’s going on with the politics in their country, and what their dog coughed up at 5:00 A M, any old time. Thanks to the SAVE option.
Some people’s posts are just soooooooooo lllllooooonnnnnggggg, and I’m either too anxious to get going on catching up with other bloggers that I’m falling behind with, who have shorter posts, and reading a lllllooooonnnnnggggg post would set me back even further. Or it’s close to my old fart bedtime, and my brain is on low power mode, which reduces my attention span to that of a fly. That’s OK too. There’s always room in my Reader for volumes upon volumes of novel-length posts, thanks to the SAVE option!
So I built up a lovely assorted collection of saved posts. And I built it up and built it up…
One blog I follow provides interesting music to listen to, which I keep up with, for the most part. I saved a whole bunch of music posts, and planned to take a day off to go on a musical synesthesia tripping-out Marathon. I saved the first chapter of another blogger’s WIP that I’d planned to read, and give feedback on. And I had another blogger’s short story in there too, which I also intended to read and give feedback. There were a couple of important Let’s Get Published posts among the saved clutter. One had links to writing lecture videos on Youtube. The other had something to do with Ted Talks, but that one was from a few years ago, so I don’t remember what the hell it was about. Something I thought was important, sometime around 2017 or 2018-ish. Still I planned on getting around to it, at least within the next five years.
One fine day, I decided it was time to fetch those story posts, but when I tapped open my saved post collection…
EVERYTHING was gone.
WordPress glitched up on me again, and completely deleted my saved posts, without me knowing. I was shocked. Has this ever happened to any of you?
Had WordPress made changes to how you can save posts, the last time they updated? Like, did they put a limit on how many posts you could save, and for how long, if you’re using the free version? I get the WordPress newsletters, but they’re all about flash sales on things to up-grade your site, and tips on improving your traffic, and stuff like that. I know that if you want to be totally in the loop about everything that’s going on with WordPress, you have to go directly to their website.
When the block editor came about, to me, the thing seemed to have just barged into both of my WordPress apps, unannounced. I didn’t really know what was going on until I read other bloggers’ angry rants about the block editor. Some raged about how they’d read, on the WordPress website, that the classic editor was going to be permanently replaced by the block editor.
So I’m wondering if, what happened to my saved posts was something I could’ve seen coming, or even prevented, if I had kept better tabs on WordPress itself.
Or does WordPress just have more bugs than a squatters’ house?
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