Today’s Tip: Don’t Give Up…
After rising way too early today (4am), I decided to put some recent learning to good use and post a blog. I managed to retrieve a picture and insert it into my post and then I wanted to tell the beginning of my Christmas story. With one wrong button pushed, my snowy photo disappeared and could not be found.
With time still available I forged ahead without the photo and pushed out around 500 words explaining just how I had gotten myself into such a confused blog/picture/post/laptop/new windows/learning curve dilemma. I was really getting into the mode of having a great time writing and decided to ‘save draft’. That was when I was told I had no internet connection.
Huh….what was that supposed to mean?
Well, it meant not only had my photo gone into who knows where – in space, my well groomed and patiently expressed words of my not so perfect story time were also gone. I had really liked the part about me whisper-yelling at the laptop in order to not wake up my little household, but that image has been lost too.
I didn’t exactly slam down the lid on my still too new to me Asus laptop, but I did give the screen a good tongue lashing and let it know how disgusted I was with the performance thus far. Then I closed the lid and slid the computer out of sight before I did any damage to it.
And, on Christmas Day too…sheesh! I was just trying to recall my memories, sit quiet and not disturb the cat sleeping at my feet and the husband crashed out down the hall. Speaking of husband – when he appeared and sat groggily listening to my rant of what the computer did to me today, he very nicely let me know it is a good idea to regularly click on the ‘save draft’ area of my screen and then I’d be able to retrieve my ‘words’.
It was then I remembered the teaching experience of my new young friend who is coaching me along on this journey of my laptop and WordPress blog. She too has stressed the importance of this little feature. I have learned the hard way – again.
I am going to try again to do my step by step instructions of moving a picture/resizing it then inserting it into my blog post.
Just not today. Merry Christmas…