One of the things that makes it easy for me to update this blog regularly is that I keep a file of post ideas in Outlook where I jot down thoughts for posts as they come to me throughout the day. That way when I have my daily free time during the kids’ naps, I can pull up my list and quickly find something that strikes me. I’d started a new one with topics that are really interesting and relevant to me right now a few months ago, and it had already grown to be a wealth of ideas and half-written posts and links I wanted to reference, probably adding up to two or three single-spaced pages if I’d printed it out.
And I just discovered that I accidentally deleted it. Like, permanently. Like, SHIFT+DEL answering yes to “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO PERMANENTLY DELETE THIS ITEM BECAUSE YOU ARE SERIOUSLY NEVER SEEING IT AGAIN?” deleted it.
To say that I find this turn of events “frustrating” and “dispiriting” would be a bit of an understatement. Words like “irate” or “consumed by utter despair” would be getting closer. It might take me a couple days to mentally piece the list back together because every time I go to think about what was on it I end up banging my head on my keyboard and wailing, “How could I have been so stupid?!” instead.
So. Anyone have any post requests? I can’t guarantee I’ll be able to address all of them, but I’m certainly open to hearing ideas for things to write about right now.