Friday, December 15, 2006

A Public Service For My Fellow Bloganauts

Many's the time I've gone to check out somebody's blog and found, instead of a substantial post or comment where I expected there to be one, a squib saying something like, "I had my post all ready to go but then Blogger ate it and died and I don't feel like typing it out all over again."

I have no idea why people do this. You know that Blogger has a short attention span. You know that browsers can crash.

The solution is very simple. Type up your posts beforehand in a word processor, and then when you're ready to go, copy-and-paste it into the Blogger text window. Much more reliable. (Obviously, if you're loading images in, you might run into some problems with Blogger choking on them, but at least if it crashes you won't lose everything.) It works for blog entries and it works for long comments on blogs or message boards. And it's really not a lot of trouble. I recommend it.