Every once in a while, I write about a triumph I have managed…running 10 miles, getting something unmanageable organized….but probably a little more often, I write about my “unsavvyness…”..the things it takes me a while to master.
Well, technology once again foiled me a bit the other day…right here on this blog! As I’m typing away on my computer, sometimes it seems to have a mind of it’s own…it just sort of jumps…the cursor I thought was in point a is now in point b….and a word I typed, or even a sentence disappears.
The other day I was working on my post for Monday when it just vanished. Mystified, I checked my post list…nothing. But there was a “1″ listing by the trash icon. When I checked there, there was my missing post. I rescued it, scheduled it…and moved on to Tuesday.
Tuesday had another neat little trick for me….as I was typing…the “whirly circle” I see to indicate saving suddenly appeared. Once more…my post was gone. I tried to look for it, and saw it on the post page…with Sunday’s date. My Tuesday post had somehow posted on Sunday! I had two choices….leave it or take it off and schedule it. Since it was intended to be scheduled (and I feel like it might be bad form to post a “meme” [Top Ten Tuesday] post days before it’s due to go up), I decided to take it down (also because it wasn’t finished)! Phew.
I just this last week figured out how to configure my twitter to announce when I post!
So, I had to do a “damage control” “oops look what I did” tweet for people who’d get notified that way. But, I forgot about the e-mail notifications/reader notices…..and got several comments about how my post had disappeared.
That’s the great thing about the Internets…it doesn’t exactly leave room for mistakes!
Do you have any “great moments in technology” style foul-ups to share? Extra points if it involves a blog, facebook, or twitter!