I went on a blogging binge this past week. On Monday I decided that throughout the week I’d comment more on other people’s blogs… that I’d write and publish more posts on my blog… that I’d tweet more on twitter… that I’d be a SOCIAL MEDIA BUTTERFLY.
I started out strong– connecting, linking, making myself visible to the world, but by Friday afternoon my blogging mojo was waning. Still I pressed on thinking that I’d write just one more post about some of the absurdity in my week.
And that’s when the absurdity of all absurdities happened. For reasons I cannot explain, but suspect that I caused (somehow), WordPress published my post before I’d finished writing it. Then WP, for reasons unbeknownst to me, would not let me edit/finish writing my post.
So I deleted my post, thinking that I had a back-up copy in my files. But I didn’t have a copy… and it was late Friday afternoon… so I GAVE UP on writing anything and wandered away from the blogosphere.
Little did I know that my half-finished, now deleted, post was winging its way to all of you who receive this blog via email. And that part of the post was showing up on RSS feeds everywhere.
And that many of my gentle readers (new and old) would become concerned that something was wrong with my blog and would take it upon themselves to contact me to tell me that there was something wrong with my blog. That a post was missing. And to make it come back because THEY WANTED TO READ IT. Right now.
Having said all the foregoing (in a rather wordy fashion), here is what I’ve concluded:
- I was successful in generating some interest in this blog… and then managed to make a mess of things while everyone was looking. NATCH.
- I have a new rule: NO BLOGGING ON FRIDAY AFTERNOONS… as this isn’t the first time that I’ve messed up things royally on a friday afternoon.
- I have the best readers in the world who care about what’s up with me… and this blog. THANK YOU.