Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lessons Learned

I started out to write about how I have had a great learning experience, from losing my pictures.  Yes, I wanted to cry when I first saw the damage I had single handily created.  I wrote my post with tears in my eyes. I pushed the publish post button and a funny thing happened, the comments started coming in.  Comments that expressed concern and sympathy.  Comments that upon my writing a reply, caused me to realize there was more to this than losing a few pictures.
I received comments from friends, friends I did not have 3 months ago.  Friends that I value, friends that leave comments, I look forward to reading. Friends that have blogs, I enjoy reading. 
Most of you are like me, we write our blog posts from our hearts.  We want to say something that has meaning and substance.  I think that was why the loss of the pictures hurt.  They weren't just pictures when I posted them.  They were pictures that helped tell the story of that blog post.  But, there will be other blog posts and other pictures.   As I told several of you, "C'est la vie", in the grand scheme of things, this is very minor.   Please, learn a lesson from me and don't go around deleting things like a crazed mad woman.  Impetuous I have been called and impetuous I'm sure I will be again, but maybe not any time soon.

I saw a great quote somewhere recently, it could have been on some one's blog, I am sorry not to remember where.
"Be kinder than necessary, because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

May your battles be small and your victories great.

Love to all,
Debbie

21 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. I did go back and check my older posts. My pictures are all on my blog posts and they are no where on this computer. So...I'm trying to figure out why you lost yours off the posts. Did anyone have an answer for you?

Theresa said...

Hi Debbie, sometimes when there are so many pictures... it is hard to see the precious words:) Love your blog even without the pictures!

HUGS!

Sharon said...

I have two blogs and it said if I deleted a picture from one it would also delete it from the other blog. One blog is a selling shoppe blog, so when something sells I take that post and put it back in draft. That way I won't lose the pics on my other blog. This seems really ridiculous to me and blogger needs to do something or there are going to be a lot of drafts. I asked them for help four months ago, I am still waiting....

Nancy said...

Precious post. Thanks for sharing this.
The quote is Plato. I've posted it on my blog before also...not saying that's where you saw it, just that I love it also. It is so true! What wisdom!

Nancy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've taken tons of pictures off my computer and they've never disappeared from my blog. It's such an odd thing to have happen. I wonder if there's some sort of setting you can change so it doesn't happen again? As I keep saying about computers - I want them to not only ask me yes or no if I want to do something - I want them to give me a 'maybe' option, because I'm never quite sure!!

Leila Gervais said...

Hi Debbie...when you deleted your picture, did you do so in blogger? Are there not copies in Picasa? I noticed when I upload pics in blogger, it is also somehow linked to my picasa account and I have copies there. Maybe it's the same for you?

I'm so sorry you lost your pics. I have in the past done something similar and it's a hard heartbreaking lesson. Hopefully you'll be able to find copies.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, thank you for stopping by, now I am glad I stopped here, I don't understand blogger at all, but are you saying, if I delete photo's from my computer they will delete from my blog? I was just going to do that, how can that be ? thanks for replying!!! YIKKES

Carol

Linda Robinson said...

So sorry you lost your pictures.. I don't understand all this technical stuff.. And I just love that Quote.. thanks for sharing it with us!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Debbie,
so glad you're feeling better!
Have a great day my friend.
Hugs,
Marie

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh, that's got to hurt! Losing anything from our blogs is difficult, because we invest so much of ourselves, but you have a great attitude about it. AND you discovered just how many wonderful folks there are out there in blogland!

As to your question about cameras, my previous camera was a Canon Power Shot, a simple point and shoot. It runs around $200 and can give you really great results, especially with the photo editing resources I provided.

Have a great week!
Hugs,
Anne

agypsyangel said...

So true, thanks for sharing. It often helps to just give a kind smile to a stranger, we all need a smile.
Smiles,
Kim

Polly said...

Oh, Debbie, bless your sweet little heart! I have made SO many mistakes in learning this blogging stuff. A few years ago I thought a mouse was something you caught in a trap and I know how it heartbreaking it can be to lose something we have worked so hard for. Your attitude is beautiful and I am hoping those pictures will magically pop up somewhere!!!

Maria said...

So sorry to hear about your photos not showing up. If you have them stored on your computer or an online place, maybe you can add them back one at a time? Your blog is lovely to read, with or without photos.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Ah Debbie, my heartfelt sympathy. You know I am a 'puter Gumby and could not even begin to tell you the things I have wrecked or not been able to get right. Sigh. BUT I know you will give us even better photos now !!!
I do love the quote and I learned to be that way through a life lesson. We all have a story and some have had a lot of difficulty in life, you never know who has been hurt badly or why they behave as they do.
Thank you for your sweet comments !
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Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Debbi, so sorry you lost your pictures! I was just getting ready to delete some photos from my computer, now I'm a little afraid to do that, but I've been told if you store to many pictures on your computer it slows it down alot! Anyway I hope you get your pictures back somehow! Blogging is so much fun, but I have shed many tears over having to deal with this computer!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

friedaquilter said...

Thanks so much for this warning, Debbie. I'm so sorry it happened to you but it will probably save the rest of us a lot of hassle!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
This post and response is certainly a reminder that people CARE about others on here....I felt so bad about it I asked my husband what could be done, but he didn't know either...he's a computer wiz...

Well, now we will all look forward to NEW pictures!!! and be cheering you on.
Love,
Cindy

Jillayne said...

Computers can make things happen very quickly and that darn Delete button is downright dangerous! I am glad to hear the worst is behind you - it's funny isn't how much our blogs mean to us? I think in a way it's as much a creation of ours as the art we make and so when we do something that detracts, it's as if we had indeed wrecked a treasured piece of art. Your blog may be missing some parts but the message is the same and that's the most important thing of all - maybe that old "It's what we say that matters, not how we look"... is true after all....

Susan said...

Thanks for the blogging tip....I would have made the same mistake. However, I love your blog even without pictures. Susan

Home and Heart said...

A TRULY beautiful post!!! Impetuous people often live the best of lives! The quote is awesome, and one I personally live by. Thank you or your visit, and a "will do" on the teacup tutorial!

Michelle Palmer said...

Your blog is a joy because you share your heart! Thank you for so many kind comments and visits...
You're a treasure~
Michelle

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