Today’s Post Is Cancelled

9 Nov

Gremlin (Photo credit: clumsy_juggler)

while I seek out and destroy the WordPress gremlin who killed the post I was going to post today.

I did everything right – I saved the post after each paragraph, like I always do. When I noticed errors during proofreading, I fixed and saved, as always.  I tried out various photos in various places until I was satisfied.  

Then half my text disappeared.

Not a problem, I told myself; no need to panic.  Just go to the earlier drafts at the bottom of the page and retrieve it.

I scrolled down.

No earlier drafts.  What’s going on?

A gremlin is going to suffer a terrible fate today and no mistake.  No one messes with my blog posts and lives to talk about it.

29 Responses to “Today’s Post Is Cancelled”

  1. misswhiplash November 9, 2012 at 11:04 # gosh..I’m glad it were not me!!!!


  2. lenwilliamscarver November 9, 2012 at 11:07 #

    get em my friend and while your at it see if you can catch his brother…he won’t let me post photos …grrrrrrr


  3. jmgoyder November 9, 2012 at 11:21 #

    It’s happened to me a few times too – argh!


  4. jmgoyder November 9, 2012 at 11:21 #

    Kill the gremlin!


  5. josephinedrania November 9, 2012 at 11:23 #

    I’m glad I’m not the only one. Please get it!


  6. vivinfrance November 9, 2012 at 11:54 #

    Try Dashboard>all posts, and see if it’s turned up there. Also, have you looked in your gallery – at the to of the window which appears when you click to downloadi photos? \it’s happened to me a time or two, and then I’ve found 6 copies of the same photo in the gallery!


  7. siggiofmaine November 9, 2012 at 12:17 #

    I like Viv’s suggestions…that worked for me the other day. Usually I think it is ME not WP… will have to reassess my thinking…but not today…poured grape jelly out of the squeeze bottle onto the floor, not my sandwich, then, sigh, unplugged the microwave instead of the toaster. And the beat goes on…I’m not a morning person, can you tell?☺

    Hope you find all your hard work… oh, another time, I found a “lost” post when I closed out the computer…it was hiding behind all the windows I had up !

    Peace and love (((♥♥♥)))


  8. Ron. November 9, 2012 at 12:21 #

    Although I have “Liked” this post cancellation, in honor of your cancelled post I have refrained from posting a comment.


  9. terry1954 November 9, 2012 at 12:39 #

    i hate it when glitches come alive!


  10. sharechair November 9, 2012 at 12:45 #

    If you nab a gremlin, please snap a photo. I’d love to know what those little critters look like.


  11. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 9, 2012 at 13:05 #

    How absolutely infuriating and frustrating – you must be fuming! It happened to me once (luckily, only once so far) and I was so fed up – I’d spent ages.
    I feel sorry for the gremlin when you catch it! 😉


  12. laurieanichols November 9, 2012 at 13:18 #

    I am so happy that I am not that gremlin. I hope that someone over at WordPress realizes their error and sends over a case of Maltesers right away. That is the only course of action for them to take after they find your missing post.


  13. Food Stories November 9, 2012 at 13:28 #

    That would make me so mad 😦


  14. Katharine Trauger November 9, 2012 at 14:47 #

    Even now, you are funny. Love ya, gal! 🙂


  15. judithatwood November 9, 2012 at 16:39 #

    Please pound the little bastard once for me!


  16. Hudson Howl November 9, 2012 at 17:47 #

    Been there, done that, wore the T-shirt till it is now a rag. May the ‘force’ be with you. Stalk up on Maltesers young WP Gremlin Fighter.


  17. Janet Williams November 9, 2012 at 18:13 #

    Tilly — this happened to me too — I could no longer find the “earlier drafts at the bottom of the page”. Last time I couldn’t find it and I thought it was because I chose a new theme. Perhaps there is indeed a WP problem, or update that is not welcome? Now Tilly in the north and Janet in the south are fuming, this problem has to be resolved.


  18. Katherine Gordy Levine November 9, 2012 at 19:43 #

    Have had a horrible morning. Different gremlin trying to post a You Tube Laughing Yoda tape. Was even told I was cancelled. But seems that was just a scary lie. Anyway, glad to have company.

    By the way I have been stealing and adulterating some of your jokes. Always give you credit so know I am forgiven. Stay strong it isn’t eaxy.


  19. robincoyle November 9, 2012 at 20:29 #

    Grrrrr . . . is WordPress up to no good again?


  20. Tom (Aquatom1968) November 9, 2012 at 22:04 #

    Save after each paragraph? Now there’s a good idea…


  21. benzeknees November 9, 2012 at 23:09 #

    You tell em Tilly Bud!


  22. Grannymar November 10, 2012 at 10:50 #

    A box of Maltesers by your side and you will conquer this!


  23. evilnymphstuff November 11, 2012 at 12:48 #

    That’s awful. It happened to me too once. I never wrote the article ever again.


  24. Perfecting Motherhood November 12, 2012 at 08:44 #

    I think Sarsm sent you her gremlin…


  25. eof737 November 12, 2012 at 11:44 #

    Hope it lived to apologize! 😦



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