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  1. Thank you to timethief.... I guess I should clarify. I can get into the blog itself but the very first post that I had written has disappeared. I believe I left it as a draft and didn't post, but I went in and out of the blog many times so I know it had been saved and was there. Is there a limit on how long you can leave a draft and does wordpress.com itself have any backup? It is my fault for not saving to a flashdrive or to move from a word document. Any suggestions? I think I am going to have to do the whole thing over. I was only a few steps into setting up my blog when "Hello World" came up and suggested that I at least write a post on what the blog would be about. I stopped my set up and wrote the post.
    Blog url: http://dmcqivana.wordpress.com/

  2. There is no limit on gow loan a post can reamin in draft and 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.

    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.

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