Mercury must be retrograde. I have no other explanation for the big and little things that have gone out of control in the last few weeks.
It started with my phone. A few days ago, it started shutting itself off. Then it began producing error messages that technical support has been unable to explain.
Yesterday morning, I woke to find an email from blogger friend, Rhonda, alerting me to a redirect error on my blog. With help from technical support, we fixed it but when I tried to reinstall my blog page, I inadvertently deleted all my posts, everything I’ve written since last year – nearly 300 posts.
I was elated when tech support said they could restore from their backup. Then they discovered their last backup was dated July 16th. If I decided to use theirs, it would mean all my posts and comments would be lost. Thankfully, I have a more recent backup.
And if that wasn’t enough, I was working on my Macbook last night when suddenly, it just went black. I thought it had just gone to sleep but when I clicked the mouse nothing happened. After about five minutes, it flickered to life for about a second then went dark again.
This time, there was no doubt: something was wrong. I grabbed my phone and searched for Macbook black screen. Seems like I’m not the only one who’s had the problem but none of the workarounds seem to work for me.
These technical difficulties, along with some personal challenges thrown in for good measure, have left me feeling discombobulated and a little unsure of myself.
As I write this, I realize that my blog has been my refuge as the craziness unfolded in my personal life.
I have a vision, a goal that I’m moving towards. I have to believe that these bumps along the road are there to test my resolve.
In the midst of the craziness, I’ve ‘met’ a few bloggers (Judith, Sherry, Elizabeth, Heather, Totsy, Narelle, Ozias and Tony), angels really who, by their kind gestures have helped me stay the course.
I’m confident these pesky little issues will be resolved. My blog will be back, bigger and better and blue skies will replace the personal craziness.
Yes, this phase, like all the others before it, will pass.
Note: This was posted originally on July 26th. Unfortunately, it and the comments got wiped out because I forgot to backup before tech support restored from my backup of the day before.
6 comments on “More Technical Difficulties (originally published July 26th)”
Sorry to hear all of this. That’s why I’m afraid of going to WP.org. I would probably just start crying. You know I’m an artist, so I’m sensitive. 🙂
I don’t know if you got my comment on Buzz. But here it is again just in case:
Same, my blog is my refuge as well, it helps me get out of reality (even though that’s all I write about). You help me keep blogging so much. Every time I read one of your well-written posts, it inspires me to write one as well. And every time you comment, you remind that there is somebody out there reading my stuff, and that I’m not just talking to myself.
I’ll be waiting for you blog to come back up, it’s my main inspiration.
Girl, I was nearly in tears.
But the best thing is not to panic. Yes, self-hosting presents its own problems but you have a lot of flexibility.
Yes, I did.
I’m glad my posts inspire you to write as well. I’m back up – thankfully!
I’ll need to catch up on my reading. Be over soon,
eek! Sounds like you needed that trip to Coney Island to relax and unwind. I think I would have had more than one beer after such a week.
Thanks, Narelle. I definitely needed to be at Coney Island. Was planning to go back last night but it poured at my end and I just went home.
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