Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Angry, So Angry!!

I wrote this great blog last night on transition. I struggled with it because the words weren't flowing. And then I hit that sweet spot and it all flowed out. But then the unthinkable occurred and stupid Mozilla shut down on it's own before I could save all that I had written. I was furious! Aaaagghhhhh!! I lost it and I couldn't remember what I had written. So, here is my meager blog offering for today. Important life lesson: always save what you are writing about every 30 seconds when you are using a crappy laptop.


crashsystems September 30, 2008 at 3:04 PM  

My sympathies to you, as I am well acquainted with the gut-wrenching feeling associated with writing a detailed piece, only to have it disappear when I am almost done.

Here are some tips that I would recommend. First, if you are writing anything that is not short (such as a blog post), write it in a word processor, such as OpenOffice. I would exclude lengthly emails from this list, as Gmail has an auto save feature.

Second, save that document several times during the course of your writing, even if that means saving every five minutes.

Third, if you are on a desktop, make sure to use a power backup (they can be bought for about $30 at Walmart).

Sharon October 3, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

In additon you can set the autosave feature to 1 minute intervals in MS Word.