Wednesday, September 8, 2004


Just wrote a very nice entry and AOL ate it all up.

After I wrote the entry, AOL asked me to sign on.  Which was really weird, as I was already signed on and was, in fact, updating my journal from within AOL.  So I gave it my screenname and password (as though I'd been signing on from the web) and then it logged me in and gave me an error about how only journal owners are allowed to add entries.

And I'm all, "Dude!  I am so the journal owner."  I mean, I'm logged into AOL as the journal owner twice -- once because I'm logged on AOL, and again because I did the web log-in thing from within AOL.  But it refused to post.  And it wouldn't let me "back" out to my Add Entry screen so I could save what I'd written and try again later.

All of which is by way of explanation why I'm not taking the time right now to redraft the entry it just took me an hour to write.  I had intended to write on one topic, and then something else came up, and since it was on my mind, I wrote about that.  And even though AOL ate it all up -- the fact is that now that I've written it, I don't have that great big need to write about it any more.  Weird, that.

Well, I'd better post this before AOL eats this entry, too.





pegluh said...

Write on word processor.  Then copy and paste.

andreakingme said...

I've learned this lesson the hard way more than once. A few times AOL went wonky. Once my computer crashed. Now I always write my Entries in Wordpad first.