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  1. thoughtfulescapes
    Member

    I typed a long post this morning and saved as a local draft on my ipad. I was connected to the Internet at the time. Later the local draft was gone. There was no title.
    Why would it ask me if I want to save a local draft and then delete it?
    Blog url: http://thoughtfulescapes.wordpress.com/

  2. If you use the add new link or "Quick Post" link on the main page of WordPress.com to create posts you are creating only "asides" without titles.

    Aside – These are brief snippets of text that aren’t quite whole blog posts. Useful for quick thoughts and anecdotes. From > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-formats/

    If you choose to go to the dashboard on your own blog, rather than the WordPress.com main page "Quick Post" link then you can use the "Add New" button to create "Standard" posts.

    Standard – Your normal, average, everyday blog post. This is the default styling for your theme.

    You may be able to recover an earlier Post Revision. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/ 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.

    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 by using the instructions I provided 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

    Advice:
    When you start a new post, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done with the post, set it back to publish and update it. The problem with posts disappearing when saved as a draft has been around for a while, but only seems to hit a small number of people randomly.

    The other choice is to get and use an offline blog client such as Windows Live Writer (Windows) or Ecto (Mac) and then everything is saved on your computer and when you are done with the post, you actually publish it directly from the blog client software. See here for offline blog editors so you don't have to go through this again http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc

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