Oops. How Embarrassing.

It had to happen sooner or later. That’s the risk you take when publishing digitally rather than on paper. This morning I thought of an idea for a future post and jotted down some thoughts on my computer so I could work on it later. Imagine my progression from surprise to shock to horror when I realized I hit the “publish” button instead of the “save draft” button right next to it. Why are those buttons so close to each other anyway?

NOOOOOOOOOooooooo! Panic ensued. How do I recall/retract/delete a published post? Google that quickly with shaking fingers typing the search parameters. Go to the Dashboard, select the post, hit trash. Whew! It’s gone.

Not so fast. My posts automatically go to Facebook and Twitter. I pull up Facebook and see someone already liked it. Really? A stream of consciousness, an unfinished sentence? Ugh. How do I delete a post? Done. On to Twitter. Delete tweet. Done.

Email is next. Some readers subscribe by email so that when I publish they automatically get the post in their inbox. Google that. No way to recall that I can find. Not done.

Now what? Write an explanation and publish that. Am I making it better or worse? You decide.

Lesson learned.

Categories: Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Post navigation

11 thoughts on “Oops. How Embarrassing.

  1. Deb and Dan Waldstein

    Off with your head! Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:08:27 +0000 To: danddwaldstein@hotmail.com

  2. That is hysterical! We have ALL done it and panic ensued. Unfortunately I did not get to see your stream of conciousness as I am lazy this morning and still just getting with it. 🙂 No one who blogs will judge. Trust me on that one!

  3. suzan


    Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Smartphone

  4. This is so funny and I have totally done this! I love the explanation 🙂

  5. Better….I’m sure I’ll get there. With all the automation, it’s always the human. Lol

  6. I did exactly the same thing a couple of weeks ago – problem I had was having hit delete I couldn’t bring it back to drafts again and had to start from scratch. I too have learned my lesson!!

  7. Totally been there before, several times! I actually published about 2 sentences one time, but didn’t realize it until about 30 minutes later. UGH!

  8. Janise

    I loved it! I Saw your stream of consciousness via email. It was a wonderful preview! Can’t wait for the full post!

    • Oh, so I should have pretended it was a “hook” to get your interest? I wish I’d thought of that!

  9. I’ve always worried about doing that too have very nearly pressed the wrong button before when I just wanted to save a draft! Regard it as a preview for your next post 😃 I have pressed send too soon when replying to comments too and then worried what on earth have I said hope it makes sense!

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: