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i broke my blog

“Even the most
beautiful
of the stars
are taken
for granted
night after
night.”

 

― Veronika Jensen

in remorseful attempts to save a buck or two, i changed my domain host. a faulty migration later, i broke my blog.

 

i never knew how much i loved this blog and this community until poof it was gone.

 

i shed tears and my heart was screaming, please just come back!

 

pardon the drama, but i’ve experienced a week of emotional torture, chasing my words on the web. at the same time, it was humbling. now i appreciate you more than ever, and i appreciate this corner of the web that is created by me( and techy codes that i don’t quite understand).

 

many many bucks spent on technical support later, i am back up.

 

my advice to you; if you are planning a website migration, domain host change, or anything to do with your dear dear blog, back up everything and get an expert to do it. the emotional wounds are not worth it.

 

thanks for stopping here, i’m happy to be resurrected in the sphere of wordpress!

did you ever have a similar experience with your precious website breaking?

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32 Comments

  1. So glad you’re back! How sad this must have been .

    1. Thank you, it was horrifying indeed!

  2. Welcome back!

    1. Thanks ! x

  3. Welcome back! I never experienced that. thank god! I’d go mental if I had to! xxx

    1. Hopefully you never will x

  4. Sort of. I had a template I paid for and was tired of the look and comment structure. So, I attempted to change it myself and ended up with a disaster, losing all my comments. I decided it was an omen to archive those posts, call it a day, and begin fresh. 🙂

    1. ughhhh, that’s a shame, i admire that you were able to let go and start again.

      1. Thanks! 🙂

  5. happy you found it all again though with much heartache and expense. i would be too! good to have you back!

    1. thanks, it was stressful but i am also very glad to be back 🙂

  6. Hi EM – Thanks for the warning I won’t make the same mistake!

    1. great, please take care of your blog with tenderness haha

  7. Hey there! omg I know exactly what you’re talking about. I was a genius once who believed I could do anything on my own and broke my blog similar to you. It’s a terrifying feeling not knowing if all you’ve worked on is now gone…

    1. oh gosh, i felt the similar existence knowledge within me and brought this on myself…lesson learned!

  8. I’ve heard that this happened with a lot of people

    1. really? i should’ve done more research before jumping head first …. huh! silly me!

  9. This is what scares me about the WordPress Gutenberg planned planned editor change.

    1. at least they have the ‘premium support’ and can fix everything, comes at a pice though!

  10. But you and your blog are back, and that’s the most important thing 🙂

    1. yes, i am very happy to be back up, thanks!

  11. Thank you for sharing!

    1. you’re welcome 🙂

  12. Sorry you went through this, and thanks for the warning.

    1. thank you, hopefully it will prevent fellow bloggers from making the same mistake

  13. Great advice! I’m sorry for those troubles. Welcome home.

    1. thanks, so good to be back!

  14. So glad you’re back and that you were able to get everything sorted out! 💙. Glad you were able to give us all a “heads up”, too!

    1. thank you Patty 💙 💙 it was scary, i wouldn’t want anyone else to go through this

  15. Em,

    I can’t relate and hope I never can. But I can state, unequivocally, that I would miss your sweet voice if you were gone. So please don’t go and cause this wayward, adrift, Southerner needless pain. You and your sweetness and light and understated but unquenchable optimism are one of the few things that keep me coming g back for periodic renewal. And really, I ache for the next time we collaborate on a beautiful piece of fiction!

    Love, love, LOVE,

    Denny

    1. i hope that you never will have to either!thanks so much for the kind words, means the world. i am happy to back as well and treat my eyes with awesome reads like your writings!

      LOVE
      em

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