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Pick Yourself Up. Brush Yourself Off

Someone once said to me that there are no failures, just learning experiences. That has been good advice to follow over the years.

Many are frustrated today because they lost posts with Bubblews demise so here is a suggestion.

Get a pen and paper and try to remember every good post you remember writing. Every series and article. If you used your own picture gallery use that to help you.

You will start to remember and then be able to put down the gist of what you wrote.

Now rewrite every article. You will not write the same article, but something better you can use elsewhere.

You can also google Bubblews and your user name. You may not find a cached copy, but you might find the title and a sentence or two to jog your memory.

Use my tip for the future. If you are like me and find you write into the submission box on any site, copy and paste and send yourself your article in an email. That way, if your hardware breaks down, you have a copy. Do that and also save it to your hardware and upload to a cloud. This is a lot of work, but if you like your article that much its a good thing to do.

I have some articles because I copied them into a book format and created a book on Lulu.com. It may not sell, but I have a record of what I wrote as a family heirloom.

Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and turn it all to your advantage because you will write it better and bother more the second time around.


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/pen-compose-indite-writer-33237/ by ClkerFreeVectorImages

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Comments

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 16, 2015, 9:57 AM

I thankfully had removed everything that meant anything to me from over there a long time ago. But you are right about writing them better the next time

HappyLady wrote on November 16, 2015, 11:10 AM

The thing is, what people will remember is the evergreen stuff. That is what I am.prompting.

WordChazer wrote on November 16, 2015, 2:22 PM

I have all my reviews and articles about websites I've visited, apps I've tested, hotels, holiday destinations all saved back to the year dot on several different media. My blog posts are ephemeral, but if I care about it, it'll go in a text or word file first before it gets posted. I've taken some early reviews and updated them through three sites now. I started writing online reviews of holiday destinations and hotels in 2010 and the best ones are updated every time we return to the location. For one aparthotel where we are regular guests I have permission from their Corporate Marketing Manager to use the logo and Mr C and I were among the first to know the details of the refurb they are currently undergoing as we spoke with the General Manager in January when we were staying there last. Reviews are evergreen as long as I can keep them updated. As Mr C and I are creatures of habit, this is likely the case.

BarbRad wrote on November 17, 2015, 2:21 AM

It's also easy to save your posts as complete web pages from your browser into a file on your computer. I wish I'd done that with my Bubblews posts so that I could remember which photos went into my photo essays and where I had put them. I, madder at Bubblews for butchering those photo essays than I am about almost anything else.

Paulie wrote on November 17, 2015, 4:04 AM

Thanks for sharing this information about lulu. I'll have to check it out.