A Blogger’s Worst Nightmare

sad computer

A week ago, I had a good block of time scheduled out to write a few blog posts, a rare occurrence due to grad school and even more so because of  the wee ones. The stars were aligned for awesome blogging time, BUT when I went to log into my blog it was’t there. Blank screen. I tried different browsers. Nothing. Nothing but panic.

It turns out the digital server my blog was hosted on fried, so we (when I say “we” I mean my techie brother) had to migrate everything over to a different server and had no idea what was going to survive. I had to wait throughout the afternoon and into the night to learn what the damage was. During that time, all I could think about was what if those three years vanished?


As you can see, all is not lost. THANK THE CYBER GODS! We were able to recover the majority of Sturdy for Common Things. There are handfuls of images that didn’t survive the transfer, so I’ve been combing through to find those. (If you come across one, please let me know and I’ll fix it.)

Obviously, this was a huge sigh of relief. However, I do find myself reflecting on those hours of limbo and the potential of having to start over. It would have been a painful loss, but it would also have been an opportunity to start anew. Sturdy for Common Things has changed so much from when I started writing here. I have changed so much. Sometimes a minor crisis is all you need to figure out the direction you want to go. My blogging will still be a bit on the sporadic side for the time being, but get ready for some changes going into the spring season. Time to hit refresh.


4 Responses to “A Blogger’s Worst Nightmare”

  1. Anne says:

    Oh no! What a nightmare, indeed. So glad you could recover most of your content.

  2. OMG. so glad it didn’t all vanish!!!!! all that work. this makes me more determined every year to make photo books of my posts that i want to hold onto for Julia. yikers, the internet is so scary!

  3. Fran says:

    So scary! So glad it didn’t all banish though!

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