I Know Better, But Poof!...There It Was....Gone !!

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I Know Better, But Poof!...There It Was....Gone !!

 I'd spent over half an hour fleshing out this blog I'd started. There was some kind of twitch on the screen. Poof, it was gone!

I mean GONE. No back arrow, no undo, no restore button.

I reached for them. Of course they weren't there. Why?

I wasn't working in 'Word' or some other text processing program.

What was I doing?  I was composing right here on the screen in AR.

How many blogs have I read where we've been advised to write in a text processor and copy it to AR when we are ready, for just this very reason.

Well here's another one!

Do you think I'll ever get it back? NO

Will I be able to put all those phrases together that I though were so well done? Who knows , maybe If I really work at it.

Will I write better, second time around? maybe, who knows.

Would I rather not have to?  Yes,pleasegodamen.

Will that happen? NOPE

So take a lesson from this not so wise but experienced one, moi.

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Vickie Slade
Colorado Landmark, Realtors - Boulder, CO
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Robert, I have had the same thing happen...... It is so frustrating. My posts may be better written the second time, and yet..... I'd rather not have to rewrite them.  I keep telling my self t save periodically in draft mode, yet sometimes, I get ina hurry and I forget. 

May 25, 2011 04:37 PM #1
Debbie Atwood
Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA - Everett, WA
Real Estate Broker

Robert,  ahh heck!  Been there, done that!  :(  Sorry about that!  Thank you for the reminder!!

May 25, 2011 04:40 PM #2
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Robert I learned the hard way as well---I NEVER, NEVER NEVER compose directly on AR any more :)

May 25, 2011 04:49 PM #3
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Robert - I hope your not trying to tell us the gremlins have returned to rain land ..... I continue to compose in rain land but save every few minutes

May 25, 2011 04:56 PM #4
John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M

The few times it happened to me I hit the back button AND IT WAS THERE! Try that next time!

May 25, 2011 05:22 PM #5
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Sometimes my brain just hummms when I'm writing . . . phrases and words come together.  If I lose it (like I did night before last) it is almost impossible to retrace the pieces that fit so nicely the first time.  I'm so sorry that this happened to you.

May 25, 2011 05:50 PM #6
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Surely this would never happen to me! Then it did.

Great advice, but I'm inching back into editing in AR again. One day it will happen AGAIN. At that time I will say "I should have listened to robert."

May 25, 2011 06:21 PM #7
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning Robert, excellent advice.  And now I will keep a saved draft for future use.

May 26, 2011 06:29 AM #8
Nancy Kafadarow
The Real Estate Boutique - Pointe Claire, QC

Blurg!!! I've done that so many times and it is the most frustrating thing... The pro's and cons of technolgy.

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