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Can't find my saved drafts?

  1. I clicked on the link at the top of the page titled "new post" and spent a couple hours writing. After I was done i hit save draft and then preview and my home page just showed up without the post. So then i went to go find it in my "drafts" except it wasn't there. I couldn't find it anywhere, so i wrote a bunch of other test posts using the same steps and each time it would say "saving draft" and then I wouldn't be able to find it anywhere. 3 hours later i tried writing a post and saving the draft and this time i got a "draft saved" message a green check mark. I never got that before. It just would say "saving draft" and then the draft would disappear. I still can't find this post that i saved that took me hours to write. I can't bear to think it disappeared. It's not under posts or anywhere else. I can't find any of the test drafts that i saved either. Please help. I'm not going to bother writing anymore if there's a 50% chance of my post not saving when i try to save it. what's the point. My posts are at least 1000 words long each on average, I can't take that risk

    The blog I need help with is ashleylaureldickout.wordpress.com.

  2. You may be able to recover an earlier post revision. Go to Posts > All Posts, hover over the title of the post, click Edit and check the Post Revisions module for previous saved versions of the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/

    If you're not seeing the Revisions module while on the editor screen, click Screen Options (top right corner of your Admin page) http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ to activate it. Then select the post and page modules to include them. http://en.support.wordpress.com/modules/#list-of-modules Then you ought to be able to go here > Dashboard > All Posts > Posts and locate the post and recover it from post revisions.

    If you cannot locate the post for locating and restoring a post revision, and it's not in your Trash folder http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/ then you will not be able to recover it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

    Did you create your post on the dashboard of your own blog?
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or did you create your post on the front page of WordPress.com?
    http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    Advice:
    Create your posts on the dashboard of your own blog
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or use an offline blog editor so you always have backups on your own computer http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

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