You know what’s the worst?
Signing on to your blog to draft out a long-anticipated update and then having your entire website crash and burn when you clicked “okay” on an update.
It could have been worse, but not much; My backup plugin had stopped functioning back in June for some reason, and so I was able to restore my blog since then. I’m super sad to have lost all kinds of wonderful writing from the last 6 months, though…
I’d written travel logs from Antigua and Peru. I trained for and ran another marathon, and I used this blog to track my progress and milage.
Last night I drafted a post that was supposed to go live this morning; It was about how the last 8 weeks have been for me and my goals for 2019. Then I was prompted to update WordPress and BAM! My website was wiped from the internet. I spent every break today re-working the files in my control panel, but being a totally un-trained and un-skilled website designer, I wasn’t able to track down the problem.
So here I am. Totally tired and totally sad to have lost all kinds of wonderful content. I’ve certainly learned a lesson about auto-back-ups, to say the least.
But I’m also excited to start with a bit of a clean slate. No more ads, no more interruptions. From here on out, I’ll be posting more frequently and more freely.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to do some back-tracking and try to get some posts together that recap the last few months for me; book reviews, race recaps, and travel diaries that got lost in the crash will be (proably hastily) re-written and replaced. And then I’ll just…keep going. Because that’s all we can do, right?
If any of you readers have any tips on maybe restoring a bit more of the lost content (I backed up my FTP and wp/content files before re-installing on my control panel, to those of you who are techy) LET ME KNOW!