Blog Post Lost in Cyberspace!! Arggghhh! How Did I Let It Happen?!!

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This will be a quick post. Have you ever: (a) typed out a lengthy blog; (b) clicked on the "Post Blog Entry" button; and (c) find that your blog is completely lost?

In the past, I have sworn that I would never let it happen to me. It's so easy to preserve your blog post. Type the blog out in Microsoft Word. Or, after typing the blog on AR... copy it to your clipboard before clicking on the Post Blog Entry button. SO easy!!!

I've learned my lesson for the last time. I wrote up a nice blog about the Fair Housing Act and went to post it quick-like-a-bunny. BAM. An empty blog was posted. I even got a comment on the empty blog congratulating me for my effort. Grrrrr.......

How does it happen? Where did my blog post go? Well, sometimes a domain server gets overloaded and is unable to process a blog post request. Other times, the server is completely down (see: offline). Another cause of blogger meltdown is your internet service provider. Network down. Great! Super! Fantastic!

lol. Don't let it happen to you folks. Save those blogs before you click the button. True, you may never need to rely on this protective measure... but if you do, you will thank your lucky stars!!

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Tim Nebergall
Front Page Rankings, Inc. - Modesto, CA
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I write my blogs in Front Page first, this way I can do the html edits prior to putting it on Active Rain.  I have had my experiences in the past with just this frustration.  If you do not have an html editor (such as Front Page or Dreamweaver) write your blog in Notepad, then save it to Active Rain, then edit the formatting afterwards.  It may be an extra step, but you are guaranteed to never loose another blog again! 
Dec 04, 2007 05:01 AM #1
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
I have a great collection of blog posts stored in a folder on my hard drive.  There are some that have been published here and on my "outside" blog.  Others are in the formative stage and I even have a list of things I mean to blog about someday. There are very few times when I actually type a blog directly into AR for the exact reason you state.  Typed and the gone....sob!
Dec 04, 2007 05:15 AM #3
Marey Hoeppner
Kalamazoo, MI
Your Success Is Our Goal!

Your right, it is a very good idea to have a backup of the things you write. They can come in handy down the road as well.


Dec 04, 2007 05:21 AM #4
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Richard - oh yeah, I learned this and learned it again the hard way.  I'd like to think I'm smarter now, but I know better than to say "never".


Dec 11, 2007 06:09 AM #5
George Koppel,
The Lowenstern Team

Richard, you have a great idea which I'm going to implement right away,  Recently I lost two blogs without backing them up as you suggested.  I had to rewrite them completely and I'm sure they didn't come out as I originally wrote them; probably not as good.  So the next time I write a blog I'm going to do it on Word first!

Dec 11, 2007 07:47 AM #6
Diana Turnbloom - Martinez, CA
The Leading Expert in TC Services & Education
Hey Rich,  I wish someone would have given me that advice a month ago! I do write all my posts first in Word, then copy and paste. Someday, they will become my memoirs for my kids to read (boring!). Welcome to my World! Diana
Dec 13, 2007 08:31 AM #7
Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Rich, It took me about four or five times to learn this lesson. Now I write all my posts in Word and then copy them to AR. It still irritates me when one is lost (like yesterday) because of all the formating, links, and pictures that I do on AR after I paste. Ugggg!

Bill Roberts

Dec 19, 2007 03:06 AM #8
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