The developers at Standard Notes did a thorough review of my account activity from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5th and confirmed that no modifications were made to it. So, my blog posts were not saved on the server. In addition, the sync issues I was experiencing kept the account disconnected from the server.
The good news is that the developers are making note of my case and working on a solution that can prevent data loss if a user has to re-sync with server. I don't know what any of that means for real, for real, but I am encouraged by their support.
This is why backups are so important. I've gotten lazy over the years and have been bitten a few times. Luckily, I'm not running NASA or CDC but, still. My stories about space travel and disease-carrying vermin are important to me. Those links go to my WordPress blog where, ironically, after I lost an entire post during editing, I learned the hard way to compose offline.
That's not going to happen here. Come on! this is a note-taking app! LOL