A few hours later, I published another post and that post, too, seemed to publish successfully.
But a few minutes ago I checked my blog and the earlier post was no longer there. Poof! It was gone! Disappeared! Vanished! Even the link on the WordPress Daily prompt didn’t work anymore. Anyone who clicked on it got this message:
My second post of the day was still there. But not the first one. I checked my published posts, my draft posts, my scheduled posts, and even my trashed posts. Nada. Nothing.
What the hell happened to that first post?
I primarily use my iPhone to publish my posts and, between the time I published that first post and the second one, my iPhone automatically downloaded an update to the WordPress app.
So the only explanation I can come up with is that the update to the app somehow misplaced my first post of the day. Well, I guess the good news is that it didn’t disappear all of my posts.
Fortunately, I had a backup of that missing post and restored it to its rightful place on my blog. Unfortunately, it was a real pain in the butt to have to do so.