Ever since obtaining my iPad, I've been looking for an easy way to use it to post to my blogs.
A couple of months ago, I discovered a paid app called BlogPress, which looked like it would do the trick. I fired it up to see how it functioned, started a post and saved it to finish later.
But the next day, Apple released another upgrade to the operating system, and from that point on, BlogPress crashed whenever I tried to use it.
A couple of days ago, I downloaded an update to the app, which promised to fix the crashing. And yesterday, I finally managed to write a post with it.
I decided to repeat that feat this morning, and spent TWO HOURS working on an impassioned post about topics ranging from friendship, getting older (yes, I know I'm becoming obsessed with this - just wait until you're my age) and tonight's airing of the 20th anniversary episode of Absolutely Fabulous.
But I was unable to publish the post. The error message I received after three tries was that the app could not upload the photo I had included in it. So I deleted the photo (which was at the top of the post) and hit Publish again. And the post published instantly.
The only problem was that the post that published was an unfinished draft that I had saved before I'd added the photo. The title was even different from the one I eventually used. And even though I'd saved the draft several times during the writing process, I cannot find any of the subsequent versions of the post.
I realize that this is just part of the learning curve inherent any time I try something new, but I'm angry and frustrated nonetheless. It's nearly 11:00 now and I need to get on with my day; I don't have the time to try to recreate the material that got lost.
But I am still looking forward to watching Absolutely Fabulous tonight. And will likely spill my guts on the other stuff again some other time.
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad