I can scarcely believe I am writing this.
A couple of months ago, I was mourning the accidental deletion of one of my all-time favourite posts, as I was trying to edit it to add a new label & correct a few typos It was a post near & dear to my heart, so much so that I chose it as my pick for Mel's "Creme de la Creme" list for 2012. "I am childless, hear me roar" was written at what I sensed to be a turning point in the life of our ALI community and the childless-not-by-choice segment in particular, summarizing the progress we had made to date, a rising tide of voices saying "I am childless. My life did not turn out as planned. But it's a good life anyway."
And then I hit the wrong button, and my post was gone. I was depressed about it for days, & resolved to be better at backing up my blog content. (Which reminds me, I need to get back at that project again. 2007 to 2012 have been backed up so far; 2013 to the present need to be done...!)
This morning, I delved into my drafts folder to look at something and wound up scrolling idly all the way through it.
And there it was, at the very bottom of my drafts folder: "I am childless, hear me roar."
I could scarcely believe my eyes. I held my breath & clicked on the title. It opened. I scrolled through the content; it looked complete (aside from the video link, which no longer works). I noticed the "scheduled" publication date -- May 2012. I tentatively hit "publish" and went to May 2012 in my archive list, and checked.
And there it was. Not only that, it looks as thought all the comments are there intact too. And even the label "Creme de la Creme picks" that I was trying to add when I hit the wrong button and sent my cherished post into oblivion -- or so I thought -- is there.
Here's the link! :) :) :)
Lesson learned! And you can learn from my mistake too. Back up your blog!! :) (And, when in doubt, check the drafts folder, lol.)