WordPress Can Be Depressing

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.

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1 comment
  1. I drop a comment each time I like a article on a site or I have something to contribute to the discussion. It is caused by the sincerness communicated in the post I looked at. And after this article WordPress Can Be Depressing reasonsnottocommitsuicide. I was actually moved enough to drop a thought 😛 I do have a few questions for you if it’s okay. Could it be simply me or does it look like like some of these remarks come across as if they are coming from brain dead folks? 😛 And, if you are posting on other sites, I would like to keep up with anything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list all of your public pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

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