I posted this to the forum this weekend and someone else is having the same issue, so apparently it's not just me.
In the past week or two, when I edit a draft-post, about 75% of the time, it will freeze (spinning gray circle-arrow) when I try to save the draft. While it's stuck like this, the URL doesn't even start to change, it's still the long URL with "edit" in the address. (when it does work, i notice the url change and the colored bar progress to show loading). However, when it's not going to work it's obvious because nothing happens to the URL. I could wait forever and it will never save.
When it does this, my only recourse is to copy all the text, reload the page (which takes away all my changes) and then past the content back into the post and try saving again. This will often work. Unfortunately this doesn't save things like text color etc....so I have to go back in and manually change all this again...and then try to save.
In the reply to my forum post, the replier said that he/she thinks it once a draft is previewed it can no longer be edited and saved. That could be it, because I do like to preview the draft to check on images etc...(plus it seems like preview is when I see text changes I need to make) Just a couple weeks ago, I could freely preview edit save preview...now it's a much more tedious and difficult process.
I'm running this on a mac with Safari 5.1
The thread where we talked about this is here:
Thanks, and I hope you can get to the bottom of this so I can go back to frustration-free blogging!
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