Control Z

Control Z

Are you familiar with Control Z when writing content?  Do you write a few paragraphs of your blog and then click “Save Draft” just as a precaution so you don’t accidentally lose what you’ve written before you finished?  But what if you do that but then accidentally hit the wrong key when adding more to your blog and POOF, your blog content has disappeared!  All your hard work, your thoughts (if writing them from your head) and the frustration of trying to remember what you had previously written is now going through you mind. What do you do besides start from square one?



But have no fear, all is not lost!  Once you content has mysteriously disappeared all you have to do is click “ctrl z” and your content magically reappears. Of course you probably already figured I wouldn’t be writing about this topic if this hadn’t happened to me and not just once but many times.

I usually write my blog content on my blog itself and not on Word or other program. I type so fast and my brain is working even faster on what I’m planning on writing that somehow I hit the wrong button (not sure which one) and my content is gone.  When my granddaughter was younger, this same thing happened when I was typing something and she clicked something and made everything come back. Of course I could never remember what it was that she hit.  Today I asked her if she remembered and she gave me the Control Z trick right off the top of her head.  Sure is great to have such a smart granddaughter!

Hopefully this will help you if the same thing happens when you are typing content.  Save being frustrated and the thought of having to type everything all over by just clicking Control Z!


Here are a few other helpful tips that I put together in a earlier blog:                                      


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Martha Demeo

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8 Discussion to this post

  1. I may have used this function once or twice before, but it’s rare that I need it. I do all my writing offline after years of writing on sites like Associated Content. I learned long ago that it’s not just about getting the content safely published, but also about keeping an offline copy in case the site goes down.

  2. Martha says:

    I should do that also Kyla, I been lucky so far and haven’t lost any. When I started blogging almost 3 years ago, I didn’t have a clue at what I was doing. I learn as I go and learn from my mistakes! Thanks for your tip and thanks for stopping by.

  3. Andria Perry says:

    Thank you for this information! I have done this also, its awesome we can learn from the children 🙂

  4. Martha says:

    Why are children and grands so much smarter than us Andria? LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thanks for the tip. I hadn’t known about this. Does this only work in WordPress?

  6. Martha says:

    Hi Barbara, actually this works with everything that I’ve tried, even email and Facebook. It’s very frustrating when I have my blog partially completed and I hit the wrong key and PUFF, it’s gone. Hoping this will help others. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Ruth Cox says:

    Great tip! I had no idea about the “Contol-Z” function. I hope I recall it if (when!) needed in the future.

  8. Martha says:

    Hope this tip saves people from pulling out their hair when the work disappears Ruth! It also works on social sites and email!

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