Does this ever happen to you?
You write this big, long, thoughtful comment on a blog post. You fill out your name, email, and website address and then click submit. You wait. You look at the little circle going round and round…and then the error page pops up! But you just put so much time and effort into that comment all for it to just disappear into thin air.
What do you do now?
Do you re-type the comment? Do you re-write a much shorter comment just so that you say at least part of what you wanted to say? Or do you simply leave the page and forget about it?
I used to have this dilemma.
Honestly, if it was a very long comment, I think I would usually just leave and say screw it. It frustrated the crap out of me. And the chances of me remembering everything I typed out the first time? Psht. Not gonna happen. So, I give up. That person doesn’t get to find out all of my wonderful and very interesting thoughts.
If I wrote out a smaller comment and it got lost, I would likely re-type it. That’s not as difficult to remember and not as time-consuming either.
What do I do these days?
Okay, so this seriously happens to me far too often. And I have no clue why. I have a pretty good laptop and I don’t have issues with other things freezing. So, why does it happen so often when I comment? Who knows! Anyway, these days I have gotten into the habit of copying my long comments before I hit that submit button just in case they get lost. This way, if the page freezes, I can just paste my comment and try again! Yay! This is much better for me and then I don’t get so frustrated. Omg it is so frustrating to lose a long, thoughtful comment! Don’t you think?