Ouch! That hurt.
Typepad, I love ya but you gotta get your act together. This is the second time in 2 to 3 days your site has gone down. This time it hurt. I was at the end of a thorough post. I saved once, then tried to save again and BAM. Gone! I get it, it is free, I don't pay for your service, so I shouldn't complain. But, obviously you are getting some value with me (and everyone else) using you instead of Blogger, or Wordpress etc. So get with the program. Your site crash hurt. It stole at least 3 hours out of my life. Yeah, I know I need to get a life. But, it's mine, I like it, and loosing 3 hours of it is not fun. And 3 hours of an Ants life is an eternity.
Free or not, people expect consistency, they expect that the services you provide will meet their expectations. I have enjoyed Typepad, and have been happy with my decision until now. You have successfully brought me, and I suspect others, to a critical juncture. Good experience here on out and it will be a blip. Another outage like the last two, another loss of a new posting, you'll have lost a good talker and maybe even a customer. I like the first scenario better. Come on guys you can do it.
*Folks, I will be back once rested with a strong, well thought out and written "TWICE" womm piece. Stay tuned!
Update: Silly me, I do pay for this service. Should I be more upset now? No, I just want it to be stable. Come on boys, no more crashes. Also a little love and shout out for K. Henney at Quartz Mnt for his suggestions on how we can get more out of our site. Check out his blog and company, it is worth it. Great post today on the Cisco/Apple feud. He is right on! Thanks for the love Henney! Peace all!