Blogging Tip: Always Use a Text Editor

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I had a lengthy nine hundred word article that I was churning out the other night and for some reason I thought it faster to just type the article in real time on my WordPress editor instead of typing it in a local document and then doing a quick copy/paste after the article was done. Well this probably would be fine for some people but I happened to have like 10 tabs open on my browser, and one of them just happened to crash my FireFox (isn’t hard lately) and even with the Autosave of my blog post happening, I lost about four hundred words of my article since I type so fast the autosave doesn’t catch up all the time.

This little set back now led to this post which is a reminder that unless you really trust your browser and aren’t multitasking, make sure you write all of your blog posts in Word, TextPad, NotePad or some other text editor and then copy them into WordPress when you are done so you don’t lose your work accidentally. Either that or make sure you hit save draft after every paragraph, this is just one lesson that gets me repeatedly (I feel like a hamster that keeps getting shocked trying to get the treat, this is not the first, second or third time this has happened to me).

-Justin Germino

Updated: June 23, 2010 — 10:07 am