Last Sunday my apartment and my blog lost power. Tree branches collapsed under their own weight because of their thick coats of ice. Power lines dangled like deadly snakes in some areas.
I was volunteering, wrapping gifts and dealing with the power outage. There was no way I could post about – let alone play – video games. It wasn’t going to work.
I love writing. I love reading others’ work. I set out to publish a post every week, and I’ve done that for over a year now. So it hurt a little when I couldn’t do that last week.
But I got over the hurt fast. In my city, there were thousands of people during Christmas – and there are still some – without power. They’re the people who need help.
Also, I’ll publish two short blog posts today to make up for last Sunday. I spoil you. You know that, right?
What crazy things have happened to you while publishing a post? Have you ever lost power when you were blogging? How did you cope?
8 responses to “Sorry, My Blog Lost Power”
Nothing crazy, but my laptop went nuts once while I was writing a post. It was one of my narrative posts too, which I hadn’t finished, so I lost about 3,000 words. I screamed that day. All sorts of obscenities that made everyone in my house think I was being murdered. 😀
That’s awful, but I loved how you added: “I screamed that day. All sorts of obscenities…” I can picture that and relate to that feeling.
I’ve never lost power while blogging, but if I did, I’d be fine for a while, because I use a laptop. I haven’t really had a blog long enough to have a crazy thing happen while making a post, so I coped well.
Yeah, I gave my laptop to my brother. So that wasn’t an option for me.
I lost power once in Poland and lost the best post I’d ever written back then, that made me sad, but I kept on rewriting it and it turned out even better in the end. I wrote on a stationary PC, by the way.
Yeah, I wrote about 5 posts (each around 500 words) and lost them all one time. Something went wrong with my memory stick. But like you I re-wrote them all, I was shocked how much the posts improved. A good ending to a story with a rough start. 🙂
Glad you’re back! The strangest things that ever happened to me while blogging was when one of my drafts mysteriously disappeared. I had been working on it earlier in the day and thought for sure I had saved (and thought that WP’s autosave function was working properly), But when I went back to edit it later, it was gone! A shame too cause I thought it was a pretty good post, and I couldn’t for the life of me replicate it. C’est la vie, I guess!
Ah, that’s awful. I’ve lost drafts too and never thought I could possibly recreate them. But I forced myself to rewrite and ended up with better posts after all. I highly recommend rewriting.