Don’t get me wrong — I love WordPress. Any company that offers free stuff (such as free blog space) is putting its business butt on the line. Since WP offers ad-free blog space, I don’t get paid from working on this blog. I blog for my mental health. I hope I can help others find their own reasons not to commit suicide.
But sometimes WordPress can be damn depressing. Like this afternoon, for example. I was nearly finished a post about how long the average outpatient psychiatric visit is in America (and cracking a couple of nice Sigmund Freud jokes) when suddenly the entire post vanished. The text didn’t turn blue or anything — just one microsecond my Edit Post box was full of lovely letters and then suddenly they were swallowed up in white. I think all I did was accidentally hit the Enter button twice. I’m not 100% sure because if I try that again I might lose THIS post.
In my life, I’ve lost a lot worse than a blog post. For example, I lost an 800 page manuscript about witchcraft when someone set my bender on fire. I’d illustrated the damn thing myself (although some of the illustrations were just photos cut out from old magazines.) A few soot-stained pages were rescued and what was there was (to be honest) kinda crappy. But still, the loss of my manuscript staggers me into a black funk of depression.
So, please,WordPress, I beg you, for the sake of my sanity — can you make it JUST A WEE BIT HARDER to erase an entire blog post? Maybe stick up a window that states, “Dude — you really sure you want to erase this? Click Yes or No” Thank you WordPress. I’d really appreciate it.