As with most lessons in life, I just learned one the hard way. The lesson I learned is the importance of using an off-line post editor. I spent 45 minutes putting the finishing touches on a post only to have it lost when I clicked the “Save Draft” button.
Since I am Windows based, I normally use Windows Live Writer (WLW) for my post compositions. In this case, I had a draft of a post saved in WordPress and decided to edit it within the WordPress editor rather than using WLW.
My bad, won’t happen again. I will use WLW exclusively.