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Lost blog from New Post page

  1. I'm afraid this is lost for good, I wrote a blog from the "New Post" tab on the top right side of the toolbar. There was no draft option, only publish. I didn't want to publish it immediately, so I hit "blog," hoping it would take me to my blog's dashboard with this new post on the screen to be edited. When the dashboard's screen was blank instead of displaying my new post, I got that sinking feeling. I can't find my post under trash and my back button went to a blank screen. Any advice?
    Blog url: http://footelights.wordpress.com/

  2. 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

    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 as justpi has said. 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

  3. Timethief, thanks for the advice. I especially like the "title-private-publish" advice. It makes sense and will be easy to do. I will also try all the other alternatives you've suggested. Even if my post has gone to the big recycle bin in the sky, it has been a very useful lesson to learn (even if I had to learn it the hard way). Thanks again.

  4. This is timethief but logged in under my other username account. I'm so sorry this happened to you. You're welcome and best wishes for trouble-free future blogging.

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