Light Recovery

This morning I converted the following post from Classic to Block edit:

I then planned to work my way back through the posts from 15th June 2014 to the beginning of that month. I only made it to 10th before encountering a really nightmarish problem. I found that, some years apart, I had used the title Let There Be Light twice. The text, with no pictures, of the second had replaced the whole content of the first.

The pictures for the second were all missing. Fortunately they were in my Mac Photos, but had to be inserted and titled separately. This has now been given an additional 2 to its title:

The entire post of the first had to be recovered by cutting and posting from Wayback Machine before creating new galleries:

I also gave it the new category of Garden.

This afternoon I read more of Laurence Durrell’s “Monsieur”

We all dined this evening on Jackie’s wholesome cottage pie; crunchy carrots; firm broccoli and cauliflower, and chopped leaves of the latter, with which the Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Chianti.


  1. Each time I create a post, I use the Search bar which tells me right away if I am about to make a duplicate title. It has been very useful to stop this, Derrick.

  2. Dale and I were just discussing you and gardening. 😉
    You have so much patience and determination with your blog!
    I probably have many duplicate titles.

  3. And then there was light Derrick … you should know this one …
    “Dwindling (a Haiku)”

    The sunset subsides
    Behind dark clouds, there’s a glow
    Where light turns to night

  4. How annoying and frustrating for you. It’s unusual because, by default, WordPress adds a number 2 to the end of a duplicated title. So, we can only assume that the mixup of images is related to the migration process.

        1. In my own case I have Yorkshire and Lancashire grandparents and possibly Viking ancestry.

          1. You must let me know, Dolly. Yorkshiremen in particular have a reputation for opinionated stubbornness 🙂

  5. I’ve used the same title twice, not knowingly. I don’t think many readers notice when the posts are publised far apart and bear the same title.

    1. You are right about the noticing. In this case it had to be sorted – this was undoubtedly a consequence of the change of site management. Thanks very much, Eugi

  6. I am astonished that having duplicate titles resulted in this effect. Now I am dreading that I will find the same problem one day, and I appreciate that you described it so I can be looking for it. You are doing so well at converting. I converted about six months of posts, right when I transitioned. Now, I only convert and clean up when a current post references an old one. I feel, with so many years of old posts as we have, that this task might be neverending. But you are undaunted and it is inspiring.

  7. That recovery process is so time-consuming … but I commend you for your tenacity and patience. I will visit both “…Light” sites.

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