I just finished a really great post about creating culture and finding an audience using the WordPress new post writing page. I had the picture, I had everything tagged, the only thing left to do was a quick double-check using the proofreader (aka spellcheck).
The new posting page doesn’t have a proofreader.
I clicked the handy link that tells me if I miss the classic post writing page I can switch back to the one that has the spellchecker.
Poof – the post is gone.
Before, the posts were automatically saved whenever any of the post’s sidebar settings were changed so I didn’t think to save before clicking.
My mistake. I tried everything to retrieve it – and trust me I’m pretty good at finding lost things. It’s gone.
I’m seriously crying right now, it was an awesome post.
On a different note, today’s the last day to enter in the August giveaway for a free critique of the first 20 pages of a work in progress or of a query letter. To enter all you have to do is “like” this post. For a second entry, leave a comment. All likes and comments for any post during the month of August will be counted.