Clicked into Oblivion — A n00b’s Oopsy

Well. That was a hard lesson learned. I’d written a semi-alright post about my anniversary trip to Reno and posted it. Being so pleased with having made another post and all, I decided “I should clean out my drafts. If I’m going to do this I should be organized about it.” Hahaaaaaaaa!

So, as I’m checking drafts to delete, sonny boy starts awailin’ and on cue his sister joins in behind him. So I bring him to the computer to multi-task – ya know, rock him so he’ll take the nap he needs while I finish the seemingly simple task of deleting the, ohhhh I dunno, 5 drafts I had to delete.

So kids are bellowing, Mama’s rocking, Mama’s hitting delete, Sonny’s pulling Mama’s hair, Mama’s CONFIRMING DELETE… and seeing post list… and seeing… OMG. No, no no no, this can’t be right! It is! I manage to keep the stream of expletives from running down my brainstem and out my mouth. Still unable to really grasp what’s happening, I search for a fix. There is none – MMM is S.O.L. *side note: just grabbed sonny boy again only to have him throw up on me. Motherhood J

At any rate, I learned a few valuable lessons:

1.       Save a copy of your post somewhere else, genius. Kind of a given, I s’pose.

2.       Grab the permalink too. It could have saved my behind if I’d had it.

3.       DOUBLE and TRIPLE check before you confirm delete. You, even in all your awesomeness, can make a silly mistake too.

I will rewrite the Reno post later and it will be even better… but still, I vow to do everything I possibly can to avoid this in the future. For now, we’ll laugh this one off and call it a rookie mistake. I refuse to stress over it – ain’t nobody got time for that!



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  1. Aah! That was a nasty experience indeed. Anyway, the lessons you learned form the incident is really worthy. It’s always a good idea to have a backup copy of your posts. I’ll keep it in mind.

    • It broke my heart! But fortunately I have learned it early. It prompted me to go ahead and back up my template as well. I don’t need that going wrong EVER.

  2. Hi Krissy, I just started blogging last month, so I completely identify with “woopsies”. I have had tech. problems and one blogger think I was cyber stalking him I think because I commented on his posts everyday for five days in a row, I think that might be a blogging no-no I am not sure yet, maybe he was just sensitive:-) Anyway good luck and keep it up!

  3. I will blog stalk you Krissy cuz you know I love ya. p.s. I know know know i will have tons of whoopsies in my new blogging adventures lol

  4. p.s. can you tell me how to make the comments on my blog show like yours do, mine just say 2 comments at the bottom but the readers can’t see them unless you click on there, I want them to already show like yours. Thanks for the help. Stacey

  5. I can’t even begin to tell you how many whoopsies I have had! And I also learned the hard way about not saving, lol:)