How this happened
Long story shot, I wrote a post about 3D printing and P2P about a week ago. Started writing the post on my phone and finishing it on my laptop before publishing it. The post went out on social media and a few of you left a comment.
About three days later, I opened the blogger app on my phone with the intend of creating a new post. I hit the refresh button at the top of the page and that’s when the shit happened. My post on 3D printing jumped back in time, reverted to draft and to the previous version where I had left it of on the phone.
And there is no way to get it back. None!
The post for some reason isn’t in google’s cache, blogspot doesn’t manage versioning and I went through all possible ways but everything failed.
The thin line between blogging, CMS’s and google’s beta stages
Google is renowned for it’s eternal beta stages. Nothing that google does is perfect, and they are kinda proud of it. But this means that there are flaws everywhere.
Nothing is perfect, especially within programming, but blogger since bought by Google isn’t a beta anymore. How come a published post can be reverted to draft without asking approval first?
How come there isn’t versioning on blogger? – Yeah … I heard that it’s because it isn’t a CMS – really?
Anyway, it makes not much sense to discuss this further, my post isn’t going to come back, and I’m now seriously considering the switch.
Blogger or WordPress
Staying here will constantly keep the pressure of backing up all my posts no matter what. But moving to WordPress and it’s versioning advantage comes with the hurdles of self hosting – which I was trying to avoid initially.
Sure it isn’t much, but I time is time. Loosing posts is too …
Conclusion of the story, I’m seriously considering WP now – but what do you think? Should I?