One of Those Dopey Days

Some days my own dopiness astounds me. Today was one of those days.

I had a day of writing planned…no interruptions…no other duties…a Saturday of pure 100% BLISS.

However, I decided to clean up my wordpress media library which was overloaded with images.

Never having done this before, I looked up instructions on the handy internet. Easy enough. Go here, click there, wave the magic cursor over the images and select “Delete Permanently.”

“Well,” I said to my myself, “most of these images I’ll never use again. I might as well just delete them.”

Ta Da! That felt good. 50 images gone…breathing easy. I’m getting really good at this!

Then I open my website. My background is GONE. The images for all my posts are GONE. A little lightbulb blinks on in my head. Crap!

Guess what I did all day…

23 thoughts on “One of Those Dopey Days

  1. reocochran says:

    This post last year made me want to cry for YOU, Diana! Oh, how I dislike this sort of technical glitch and how hazardous the programs are. I had my Cloud photosbacked up when I switched phones and now cannot transfer them. Weird, like they are now permanently glued into the Cloud (?!) Then, my phone scared measi spoke out directions to my youngest daughter who came up to visit her grandma, my Mom. When I got off, the phone sent me MapQuest directions! Last scary example is the phone won’t let me delete phone numbers. I tried to change a number it kep coming back, then reprogrammed the contact trying to “con” the phone with a different name and it recognized this and said the old numbers were “hidden contacts,” not gone! 😦

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  2. Ana says:

    Yikes… Hooray for backups!
    My background image disappeared once too but I don’t even remember deleting it. Hey, I blame WordPress, not our skills 😉

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  3. Thanks for commiserating. A little warning: “Do not delete any images in use,” would have saved us both some time. Fortunately it’s fixable:)


  4. LaVagabonde says:

    Oh, yeah. I did that once, too. Luckily it was when my blog was new, so not many images needed to be re-uploaded.

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  5. Thanks for the sympathy. I’ve recovered and plan to write all day tomorrow. Yay!


  6. Something I woulda done. I knew NOTHING about blogging, ESP the technical aspects, 2 yrs ago.


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  7. claytonjcallahan says:

    Why does that sound so much like something I’d do?

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  8. Oh no, that’s awful! The funny thing is that I was here yesterday, wondering why some images had disappeared. I figured it might be a temporary glitch, but now I know… 🙂

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  9. You were looking for some information on charity donations. I read an article some time back that said if you want information for something, or are researching for a book, find a Google+ or Facebook chat room and ask. Someone may very well have the information you need. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Suzanne. Amazon has decent community boards too, which is where I got most of the info. Sometimes it just seems like everyone is guessing…and that makes me nervous. Live and learn.


  10. I feel your pain. I guess many of us, including myself, have done dopey things. 😦 I love it when the program asks something like, “Are you sure you want to do that.?” Scary O_o

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  11. Nooooo. Don’t you hate it when we forget that the technology is in charge ??? Van

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  12. Dawn D says:

    Hahaha! Sounds like something I could have done!
    Sorry it took you all day. I guess we learn from our mistakes or from that of others around us. So thank you for letting us know. Now I will know to be very careful what I delete 😉

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    • It makes sense not that I think about it…sort of. That seems to be my method for learning most things. Screw it up once or twice first:)

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      • Dawn D says:

        Well, I totally thought that it was a media ressource, if you ever need the picture in a post again, you can go there and look for it. It never occurred to me that it was where WP went to look for pictures every time a post containing it was read somewhere in the world. I totally would have made the same mistake, if only I had had time to tweak my blog 😉

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