My theme for the 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is "Time". The posts will be more philosophical, contemplative, and even autobiographical than instructional. No time management tips planned, but you never know with A to Z.
Always a work in progress--welcome to my blog...
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Lost...and Gone Forever: A Blogger's Sad Lament
They were the words that would change the world. No better words had ever been written in all of the history of blogging. I carefully studied what I had labored over for several minutes to make sure there were no errors. This comment had to be perfect.
With a deep breath of satisfaction I clicked the "Post Comment" button. The screen lurched and the page shifted. Scrolling down, I returned to the comment box. The crazy word "APHYLE" waited for me to enter it into the Word Verification box.
The screen jogged and went back to top of the page. I scrolled down. The red letters told me that I had typed the word incorrectly. Now I was commanded to type "CESSNE". Curses! I could have sworn I had entered the first word correctly, but undaunted I entered this new word.
This time the blog page jumped and pulsed. The screen flicked and twitched. What was happening? The comment box disappeared and was replaced by a blank white space. I tried to refresh the page but the white space remained. Nothing! The comment box with my most perfect words was gone.
My words had been captured by CAPTCHA and catapulted into cyberspace limbo. My time had been wasted. There would be no comment left on this blog today.
Has this ever happened to you? Do you still have the surprise pop-up CAPTCHA word verification on your blog?
********************* Two blog events are coming in the next couple days that need more support. This is the first blog fest for each of these bloggers so I hope you'll show them your support by joining in the fun.
Larry Cavanaugh's Super 8 Debut Albums--Not as difficult as it sounds. I'm going to double check mine on Wikipedia to make sure I find the debuts of some of my favorite artists. These music themed blog hops have been a lot of fun in the past and I think this will be also. It would be nice to have more participants. Join up at DiscConnected. The blogfest will be next Monday February 28th.
The Nifty Fify Blogfest is a first try for Tizzy at Impossible Dreams. A nice prize is going to given in Tizzy's blogfest. She's offering a Bodleian Library Everyday Journal from Museums and Galleries--sounds pretty nice. Pop on over and check this out and add your name to the list. This fest happens this coming Saturday February 26th.