Rant: When Your Computer Hates You

For the record, this was supposed to be a lovely and long book review for What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris. But then my computer decided it hated me (or WordPress hates me, one of the two) and I lost my entire review twice before giving up writing it.

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So instead of getting my usual review up today, you’re going to get a rant review of my misadventures trying to write blog posts.

A little background is that my computer will once in a while disconnect from the internet. It’s not a massive concern, because I simply disconnect my router and reconnect it. Usually that fixes the problem. However, when the web disconnects from WordPress when I’m in the middle of writing a draft, reconnecting the internet does not enable me to save the draft on WordPress. Which means I either have to pull up a word document and copy everything I have down not to lose it, or I’m an idiot and close the browser tab hoping WordPress will save the draft.

It doesn’t, for the record.

This has happened to me several times, but usually I’m a bit more alert than I am today, so I can quickly type my post up on a notepad and copy and paste into a new WordPress draft form. However, when I’m as tired as I was today (I haven’t slept well for the past couple nights), I end up thinking that, because my internet is working fine now, that my draft must have saved.

No, it didn’t.

Anyway, after trying to write this review twice and losing it both times, I decided to give up.

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This is my extra long excuse of why there is not post today, because I have no will to try writing this post a third time. What I may start doing is write the entire draft into a word document on my computer and then just copy and pasting here every time to avoid losing my draft. Yes, it’s more work, but it would insure I don’t lose my writing. Since, for the record, this had happened before. Not in a few months, but it has happened. I’ve lost multiple posts, most of which I didn’t even bother to rewrite because it would have taken too much time.

I feel like when I’m writing with a pen and paper, very little can go wrong. Yes, the pen can run out of ink or you can completely fill the paper, but that’s about it. With writing on a computer, any program can crash at any time, or the internet can disconnect. There is so much that could go wrong and usually, what can go wrong will go wrong.

Alright. Rant over.

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I will be back with regular posts on Saturday.

Sincerely,

A very frustrated Madame Writer

10 thoughts on “Rant: When Your Computer Hates You

  1. I used to copy and paste my document from Word to WordPress. But now, I log on and write and save as I go along in drafts. I don’t have a problem with this method (at the moment), but I think it’s safer to copy/paste especially when you’re doing lengthy reviews.

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  2. I think it may be a WordPress issue for desktops computers. When I used to blog on my desktop this used to happen to me all the time and I had to resort to the same copy and paste tactic. Ever since I started writing my posts on my laptop, I don’t have that issue. So what it can’t be a Wifi or Internet access issue because I am using the same one. However, I still just write most of my posts in Word and then copy, paste and edit in WordPress when I’m ready to publish. But I agree so annoying!

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    1. Interesting. I’ve never written on a desktop computer (I only use a laptop), so I had no idea that issues are different depending on the type of computer. But, like you, I agree that copy and past seems the safest option.

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