Earlier today I once again I accidentally published a post before it was fully baked. I hate when that happens. When I realized that I published the post prematurely, which was within seconds of my mistake, I went into the WordPress app and reverted the status of the post back from published to draft.
I’m assuming, however, that by the time I did that, the damage had been done. My post probably showed up in the WordPress reader and in the email inboxes of those who follow my blog. And for anyone who tried to link to my erroneously published post, they probably got the WordPress “Oops, Something Went Wrong” message. Oh the horror!
Undoubtedly, the cause of this premature publication issue is that I blog exclusively via the WordPress app on my iPhone. In case you don’t know this, an iPhone’s virtual keypad is a lot smaller than the physical keyboard of a laptop or desktop computer. Touch typing on a smartphone’s virtual keypad is virtually impossible.
Thus, it’s really easy to fat-finger the wrong thing (e.g., “publish” instead of “save as draft”) on a smartphone. And that is apparently what I did.
So I apologize to those who attempted to read my mistakenly published post only to find nothing there.
Tangentially, I went to Google Images to find a picture to place at the top of this post, which is something I do for most of my posts. I searched using the term “fat-fingered,” hoping I could find a funny image of some klutz like me fat-fingering a smartphone’s virtual keypad.
DO NOT SEARCH GOOGLE IMAGES USING THE SEARCH TERM “FAT-FINGERED.” Trust me, there are certain images that can’t be unseen.